Breast Lift Vs. Breast Augmentation: Which One Is for Me?

Two of the most popular cosmetic procedures are breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. These two treatments have a number of similarities, For instance, both aim to improve the appearance of the breasts and position of the nipples. However, each technique is designed with different ends in mind. A breast lift, as the name suggests, is intended to elevate the breasts to a higher, more youthful position and resize the nipples if necessary. This can be accomplished with or without breast implants, which provide an option to increase the size and volume of the breasts at the same time. Breast augmentation, on the other hand, is used exclusively to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, and this method does not typically address ptosis (sagging), although mild sagging is corrected by augmentation alone.

Every patient’s needs and goals are unique. You may wish for fuller breasts as well as to lift your bust to achieve a more youthful-looking result. You may have mild ptosis and have no desire to increase your breast size. Whatever your needs and goals, Dr. Mark Richards, our board-certified plastic surgeon, can tailor a treatment plan to suit your desired outcome. Talk to us today to learn more.

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