When it comes to breast enhancements, breast augmentations with implants and breast lifts are the most popular. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, you might be considering an enhancement. Implants and lifts offer different benefits and treat different concerns. Read on to better understand which enhancement can give you the results you want!
A breast augmentation involves the use of implants to increase the size of your breasts. Those who choose to have implants might have lost breast volume due to age or pregnancy, or might just have naturally small breasts. The procedure is customizable to meet your aesthetic preferences and unique goals. You can choose from implant material, texture, and placement to achieve enhanced breasts. Your trusted plastic surgeon will discuss your options with you and recommend how big you should go based on your body type and skin elasticity.
A breast lift involves the removal of excess skin and the tightening of underlying breast tissue. This procedure is used to treat breasts that sag due to age, pregnancy, or other factors and can correct nipple position. To determine the degree of sagging you have, place a pencil under the breast fold as high as you can. If the pencil holds, you have drooping that might be corrected with a lift. A breast lift reshapes the breasts and repositions them to a higher, perkier position on the chest. Different techniques can be done by your surgeon based on the extent of sagging.
Choosing Between the Two
When it comes to making a decision, you need to understand your goals for results and your specific concerns. A breast augmentation will improve the size and shape of your breasts, but will not be focused on correcting sagging. A breast lift will focus on breast position but will not change the size of your breasts.
If you want to enhance the volume and position of your breasts, talk to your surgeon about combining an augmentation and lift during your procedure. Contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ellen and find out which procedure is best for you.