Breast Augmentation vs Breast Lift

Breast Augmentation vs Breast Lift

More women than ever before are opting for a breast enhancement procedure and if this is something you’re also considering then the best surgical option for you will ultimately depend on the results you’re hoping to achieve.

Two of the most popular procedures are breast augmentation and breast lift, but how do they differ and how do you know if it’s suitable for you?

Breast augmentation: What you need to know

Breast augmentation is primarily for women who hope to increase the overall size of their breasts. The procedure is also beneficial to patients who want volume or shape enhancements. Women who have experienced pregnancy or significant weight loss may also opt for this surgery to restore lost fullness.

When it comes to size and shape you have multiple options. Considerations such as your chest wall shape, your natural body form, your lifestyle, and your ultimate aesthetic goals all play a role in the decision making process. This week on my Vlog I talk about the innovative Polytech B-Lite Breast Implants developed to overcome the limitations of traditional breast implants by considerably reducing gravitational stress, providing natural fullness and feel with a significantly lighter implant weight.

Breast lift: What you need to know

Breast lifts are most beneficial to women who are only seeking to restore some of the natural youthfulness of their breasts, think of it as turning back the hands of time. Because this procedure does not add volume, it gives a very natural look and feel, which is a nice option for women who already have a good amount of natural breast tissue. It simply makes the breasts look firmer and perkier.

This procedure doesn’t involve implants at all. Rather, the surgeon manipulates the existing breast tissue in order to lift and tighten the breast.  This gives your breasts a more natural contour and improves any sagging, drooping or mild asymmetry you may be experiencing due to factors such as age, pregnancy or illness.

Which is better? Breast augmentation? Breast lift? Both?

Each procedure offers its own set of unique advantages and disadvantages. You must understand that a breast augmentation focuses on the size and shape of the breast and will not correct drooping breasts. Unlike breast augmentation, a breast lift focuses primarily on breast position and will not increase the size of your bust.

Can I get breast implants and a breast lift?

Often a breast lift is done in conjunction with breast augmentation so that the breasts can be restored to a more youthful position and a volume increase is added with the use of an implant. The combination of procedures will give you some upper breast fullness along with repositioning sagging breasts and nipple areas.

How do I know which procedure is right for me?

It can be difficult to know exactly which procedure or combination of procedures will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Consulting with a professional, board-certified plastic surgeon will help you make that determination, get a realistic idea of what can be achieved, and tailor a treatment that’s specific to your unique body and goals.