Breast Lift vs. Breast Implants

Breast Lift vs. Breast Implants

When it comes to breast enhancement, many options are available to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. Many women face the tough decision of choosing a breast lift or breast implants (augmentation). The terms are often used interchangeably, but they refer to two distinct procedures. Understanding the difference between breast augmentation and breast lift procedures can help you make an informed decision when considering your options. At Advanced Aesthetics, we are here to help you feel empowered about your cosmetic enhancement choices.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is technically referred to as mastopexy. A breast lift involves:

  • Surgically removing excess skin.
  • Tightening surrounding tissue.
  • Re-positioning the underlying tissue to alter the shape and location of the breasts to create a more youthful contour.

It does not add volume or increase the size of your breasts. Instead, it reshapes them, lifts them, and restores firmness. During this procedure, surgeons may also reduce the size of large areolas for a more balanced look. Women with sagging breasts due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, age-related changes, or significant weight loss typically choose this procedure.

Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that adds volume to your existing breasts by inserting implants beneath the chest muscle or between the glandular tissue and skin of the breast. This procedure is especially beneficial for women who want larger breasts and for those who have lost volume due to aging or weight fluctuations. If you are wondering, do I need a breast lift or just augmentation? The surgeon can discuss your specific situation with you. Often patients choose a lift with their augmentation, but sometimes just the added volume of the implant will provide the lift the patient desires.

Which Procedure Should You Choose?

While both procedures can enhance your figure significantly, one may be better suited than the other, depending on your desired results and individual needs. The choice between a breast lift vs. breast augmentation depends on what results you would like to achieve. If you are mainly looking for a perkier look with some slight repositioning of your nipples, then a breast lift may be suitable. However, if you really want fuller-looking breasts that provide extra cleavage and fullness, breast implants are the way to go. If you want a little of both, combining both procedures can give you beautiful results with improved symmetry, increased size, and better positioning of your nipples/areolas.

At Advanced Aesthetics, we want you to feel empowered to make the right decision. Our team of experienced surgeons is here to provide personalized consultations tailored to your individual needs. We’ll discuss different options, such as type of implants (saline vs silicone), implant placement (under the chest muscle vs above it), incision placement (periareolar incision vs inframammary), as well as recovery time estimates for each procedure. You’ll have all you need to make an educated decision on which option is best for achieving optimum results from your breast enhancement surgery. Our team has years of experience to help guide you through every step of your journey with care and compassion! Whether you’re considering augmentation, a lift, or getting both done together – Advanced Aesthetics has your back! Contact us today to book a consultation!