How to Decide if you Need a Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift
Are you uncomfortable with your breast size, volume, or shape? We understand your struggles. With time, breasts can lose shape and begin to droop due to age, pregnancy, and more. Fortunately, you can undergo surgical procedures to restore or change the size or volume of your breasts.
Some of the most common surgical procedures include breast augmentation and breast lift. Let’s take a look at the specifics and then with the help of a surgeon, you can decide which is right for you.
What You Should Consider
There are many elements you need to consider before you decide whether a breast augmentation or a breast lift is right for you and your needs. Some of the points your should examine include:
Are you unhappy with the size of your breasts? You may feel like your breasts are too small for your liking. Perhaps you wish to fill out your clothing better or achieve a more proportionate overall body shape. Or maybe one breast is larger than the other and you want them to even them out. If that’s the case, you may consider undergoing a breast augmentation and breast implant procedure.
Breast augmentation surgery involves placing breast implants into the breasts to augment their shape and size. There are two main types of breast implants used today, including saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel, while saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution. Consulting a surgeon can give you a better idea of your options for breast implants.
Do your breasts feel saggy or droopy? Some factors like pregnancy, aging, and significant weight loss can affect the volume of your breasts. A surgeon can restore a more youthful breast contour by performing a breast lift and/or breast augmentation procedure.
If you wish to change your breast size and also restore breast volume, breast augmentation is likely the better option. On the other hand, if you wish to restore your breasts to a more youthful position, a breast lift may be a better fit. These two procedures can also be combined to improve both breast fullness and position.
Position of the Nipples
Do you feel as if your nipples are positioned too low? If you have sagging breasts, your nipples might droop as well. In this case, a breast lift may be a great option. A breast lift will restore the position of your nipples and make your breasts appear fuller and rounder. During this procedure, your surgeon will create incisions to remove excess skin and/or tissue and lift the breasts to a more youthful position. Nipples may also need to be repositioned depending on individual anatomy.
Combining a Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation
While breast augmentation mainly focuses on the volume and size of your breasts, breast lift surgery involves altering the position of your breasts. In some cases, both procedures might be necessary.
Since a breast augmentation does not change the position of your breasts, you can combine both procedures to achieve your desired goal. You can also complement a breast lift with a breast augmentation to achieve a natural look and improve the overall shape of your breasts.
Other Breast Procedures
If neither of these breast surgery options caters to your personal aesthetic goals, you may also consider a breast reduction. This procedure involves removing excess breast tissue and skin from the breasts to reduce their size. For more information regarding breast reduction surgery, please contact our office today.
Consult a Professional
While weighing your options is important, getting professional help is the key to healthy breasts that you’re happy with. To learn more about which surgical procedure is right for you, set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Sweat at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Sweat is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in the industry. He knows the ins and outs of breast surgery procedures and cosmetic surgery procedures for the breasts and will help you make the best choice for you. Set up a consultation today to achieve your body goals.