Breast Augmentation vs. A Breast Lift

Breast Lift | Breast Augmentation | Plastic Surgery | Plastic Surgeon | EncinoEither breast augmentation surgery or a breast lift can enhance your appearance, boost your confidence, and even make you look younger, but which procedure is right for you? Keep reading to learn more about your options.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the nation and around the world. It is used to increase the size of the breasts. This is done through implants.

When choosing breast augmentation, you’ll have a number of choices:

  • You can choose between a textured implant or a smooth implant
  • You can choose the size of your implants
  • Your doctor will help you decide where to place the implant and where the incision will be made.
  • You’ll be choosing between saline implants and silicone implants. Saline implants are placed in the breast first and then filled. Silicone implants are created at the desired size before being placed in the breast.

Mastopexy (Otherwise Known as A Breast Lift)

Mastopexy can be performed to lift the breasts and the nipples to a more pleasing position. Age, weight gain, pregnancy, breast-feeding, and other factors can cause the breasts to droop over time. This procedure restores the breasts to a more youthful and attractive position.

During the procedure the breast tissue will be repositioned and excess skin will be removed. The doctor will measure the distance between the nipples and the collarbone to determine the degree of sagging and choose a specific approach. The location and size of the incisions will depend on the specific approach used.

Which procedure is right for you?

If you feel like your breasts are too small or if they have lost volume over time, a breast augmentation may be the best option for you. Breast augmentation can give you larger breasts that feel more in proportion with the rest of your body.

If you are happy with the size of your breasts, but you’d like to restore them to a more youthful position, a mastopexy (breast lift) may be your best option.

In some cases, a breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Malamet to learn more about your choices.

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