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Breast Augmentation, Implant or Lift – Which one?

Posted January 08, 2013 in Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Lift, by Dr. Fiorillo

Women have traditionally thought that the only option for improving their breasts is with implants. However, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is seeing an upsurge in breast lift surgeries, which are sought almost twice as many times that implant surgeries are requested. You may be wondering what the difference is.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Augmentation is when the shape, size and volume of the breast is enhanced. Implant and augmentation are essentially the same, so they can accurately be used interchangeably. This procedure can be done on healthy women, who fits within the age requirements. This is for women who want to increase the size of their breasts, or to fill out lost fullness after breastfeeding, or weight loss. Fat transfer into the breast, is also in this category. The procedure draws fat from one location on the body, “washes” it, and is returned to another area where it is wanted, such as in the breasts.

What is a Breast Lift?

A lift does not involve any implants or fat transfer to what is already there. It is simply manipulating the existing breast tissue, muscle and skin to create a more youthful, healthy and uplifted breast. It does not change the volume or size at all.

Can I Combine Both Breast Augmentation and Lift, in New York?

Yes, you can. You can achieve the best of both the options for fuller, healthier, uplifted contours right here with Dr. Fiorillo in his New York surgical center. Whatever you choose, breast augmentation, lift or both, contact us today, either online or by phone – (845) 623-6141. If you live a distance away, then see our “Out of Town” page for information about setting up a video consultation and arranging a stay at one of the hotels that we have partnered with, the Time Hotel or Pearl River Hilton.

Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.

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