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Which Should I Choose: Breast Lift Surgery Or Breast Augmentation?

Posted April 22, 2014 in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, by Dr. Fiorillo

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Today, several types of cosmetic changes can be made to the breasts to enhance their appearance. This can make finding the right procedure a challenge. Many patients express unhappiness with the size or perkiness of their breasts but are unsure of which breast surgery is right for them.

Woman in swimsuit on the beach with breast augmentation.

Fortunately, with the right questions and a clear understanding of your cosmetic concerns, getting the answers you need from a board-certified plastic surgeon has never been easier.

Here are questions patients can ask their doctor to determine whether a breast lift or a breast augmentation is right for them.

What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

A breast lift can produce a firmer, perkier bust and adjust the size and position of the nipple/areola complex. Patients who choose breast lift surgery can also correct breast and areola asymmetry.

During this procedure, your surgeon will remove excess skin and reposition tissue within the breast to elevate the nipple and breast tissues to a more flattering position.

What Are the Reasons to Pick a Breast Lift Over a Breast Augmentation?

A breast lift should be chosen over breast augmentation when a woman experiences sagging breasts or downward-facing nipples caused by aging, weight fluctuation, or breastfeeding.

Therefore, a breast lift is chosen by a woman who is happy with her breasts’ volume and size but desires a more youthful nipple or breast position.

What Are the Benefits of a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can increase breast volume, create voluptuous curves, and enhance breast symmetry. Other benefits of breast augmentation include improved self-confidence and the ability to wear a variety of form-fitting clothing.

Women who receive breast augmentation surgery can choose implants of various shapes, sizes, and textures to customize their results. For example, some women may desire more fullness at the top of their breasts, while others may desire a “teardrop” appearance that emphasizes roundness at the bottom. Breast implants can also adjust the width and projection.

What Are the Reasons to Pick a Breast Augmentation Over a Breast Lift?

Breast augmentation should be chosen over a breast lift when a patient does not experience breast sagging or downward-facing nipples but desires a fuller, larger, rounder appearance.

Generally, patients who receive a breast augmentation without a breast lift are younger and have not experienced pregnancy or significant weight fluctuations that cause drooping in the breasts.

Why Should I Combine a Breast Augmentation With a Breast Lift?

Your ideal breasts may require a fully customized breast enhancement. If you desire more breast volume and improvement to your breasts’ position, combining breast augmentation with a breast lift may be right for you. Combining procedures can provide several corrections at once and save you money and recovery time (as opposed to separate surgeries).

Want to Learn More?

If you want to discuss which breast enhancement is ideal for you, schedule a consultation by filling out our online contact form or calling us at (845) 842-1258. We commonly see patients from Pearl River, New York, and Montvale, New Jersey.

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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