Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation — Which is Best for You?
In the last decade, there have been great strides made in the field of breast surgery. There are now a multitude of options available for women who are not one hundred percent happy with their appearance or body shape. Depending on your unique body type and desired results, a breast lift, augmentation, or a combination of both may be right for you. Contact us at Boulder Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today.
In order to determine which type of procedure will best meet your needs, you should begin by considering if you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, the shape, or both.
- If you are happy with the size of your breasts but would like to reduce sagging, then a breast lift may be the right option.
- If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts or find that you’ve lost some volume through pregnancy or weight loss, then breast augmentation may best produce your desired results.
Breast lifts, or mastopexy procedures, raise and reshape sagging breasts. A breast lift is a good option for patients who want to elevate their breasts or position of their nipples without changing the current size of their breasts.
This type of procedure essentially involves moving the nipple and areola to a higher position on the breast. Excess skin will be removed, and the remaining skin will be closed underneath, which tightens and lifts the breast. There are several different types of breast lifts, so we will determine during your consultation which is the right option for you.
Some patients also want to increase the size and volume of their breasts. This involves inserting an implant (a soft silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or a saline solution) into a pocket under the breast tissue or under the muscles in the chest. The incision can be made in the bottom crease of the breast, along the lower edge of the areola, or in the armpit. The implant is inserted and positioned, and the incision is closed.
Depending on what type of results you desire, a combination of augmentation and a breast lift can often be performed.
Make Your Appointment at Boulder Plastic Surgery Today
At Boulder Plastic Surgery, we are skilled in performing a wide variety of cosmetic procedures. Whether you are looking to have a breast enlargement, a lift, or are not sure which is right for you, we are here to help. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.