Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation: What’s the Difference?
You’ve probably heard the terms “breast lift” and “breast augmentation” used interchangeably – but did you know they’re not actually the same procedure?
That’s why we’ll explore what each procedure is, what makes them so different from each other, and how to know which procedure is best for you!
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that’s done to correct drooping and volume loss within the breasts. A lot of patients get a breast lift because they’ve seen their breasts start to sag as a result of weight loss, aging, or finishing up breastfeeding.
Breast augmentation is pretty different from a breast lift; in fact, breast augmentation is done to increase the size and volume of the bust. This surgery can also be done to correct asymmetrical breasts. Patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery often report feeling a lot more confident and happy with their post-op appearance, which is one of the many reasons why this continues to be one of the more popular surgeries.
Now that you know the differences between a breast lift and a breast augmentation, how do you know which procedure is right for you?
In general, if you’re unhappy with the sizeor shape of your breasts, you’ll probably want breast augmentation. If, however, you think your breasts are drooping or your nipples are starting to point downward, you may be a better candidate for a breast lift. Finally, lift and augmentation can be done in combination for women who want more volume as well as the lift.
Take the Next Step
Want to see if you’re a candidate for a breast lift or breast augmentation surgery? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 499-8603