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Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift: How to Choose the Right Procedure for You

Nothing influences a woman’s feelings toward her body more than her breasts’ shape, size, and firmness. They define femininity. So, when breast appearance needs augmentation or cosmetic rejuvenation, it’s best to understand the options available. Breast augmentation and a breast lift help women achieve their aesthetic desires for their figures and breast presence.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Also known as a breast enhancement, breast augmentation creates or restores volume to enhance the breasts’ shape and size. The procedure most often employs breast implants, a cosmetic device to deliver natural breast contours while increasing size or achieving symmetry.

Women of all ages seek cosmetic help with breast augmentation to correct genetic issues such as small breasts or asymmetry, or rejuvenate breast firmness and shape after significant weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift turns back the clock on breast elevation and position. The effects of pregnancy, hormonal changes, and aging often influence breast location and firmness. Frequently, a woman’s breast tissue stretches, allowing breast position to fall. The result is droopy, sagging breasts.

A breast lift restores breasts to youthful elevations to recreate that sensual upward curve. The operation also eliminates excess skin and tightens adjacent tissues to uplift and rejuvenate breast profiles.

Choosing the Right Procedure
When choosing between either or both procedures, numerous factors can influence your decision.

  • Breast position: If the nipples rest below the breast crease, a breast lift is a viable operation.
  • Breast volume: Age, weight loss, or pregnancy can alter breast fullness. Both surgeries can deliver excellent results.
  • Breast size: For small or asymmetrical breasts, the appropriate surgery is breast augmentation.

The surgeries vary, with each having unique pros and cons. For example, if you want to increase breast size, you should choose breast augmentation. On the other hand, a breast lift will resolve droopy or sagging breasts.

Choosing Both

A breast lift with implants is another in-demand option. Most women over 40 need a lift. And women who’ve had children often need help with volume and elevation. Combining both surgeries will give a woman life-changing results and confidence.

Choosing Your Surgeon

Whether you need breast augmentation, a breast lift, or a breast lift with implants, each requires a highly skilled surgeon to ensure safe and efficient results. Your surgeon must have extensive knowledge of plastic and reconstructive surgery to reduce risk and enhance results.

You must have a candid discussion regarding every aspect of the procedure, what happens on the day of surgery, and how to heal properly. Communication between surgeon and patient is essential to ensure the best outcome.

If you are considering breast surgery to create or restore youthful, beautiful breasts, contact Harvard-trained and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Cooper to schedule a consultation today!

Call our Jupiter office at (561) 406-6574 or our Palm Beach office at (561) 838-7370.

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