Breast Lift Or Breast Augmentation? Which Procedure Is Right For You?

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Breast Lift Or Breast Augmentation? Which Procedure Is Right For You?

Mastopexy (also referred to as a breast lift) and breast augmentation (also referred to as breast implants) are two of the most popular plastic surgery procedures requested by women. However, many women don’t understand the differences between the two procedures. The primary goal of a breast lift is different from the goal of a breast augmentation. A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast surgery can help you determine which procedure is right for you.

A Breast Lift Repositions The Breasts

The purpose of Mastopexy is to lift and reposition the existing breast tissue. This is accomplished by removing excess skin that is causing the breasts to sag or droop and repositioning the nipple and areola (the darker area surrounding the nipple). This procedure is used to correct breasts that appear to sag or droop with the nipple pointing down. Drooping and sagging breasts are often caused by a loss of breast volume as a woman ages, fluctuates in weight, or has children. The goal of the breast lift is only to reposition the breasts for a perkier, more youthful appearance. This procedure will not increase the size of the breasts or change the breast shape. A breast lift is the ideal procedure for women who are happy with the existing size and shape of their breasts but are dissatisfied with the position of their breasts.

A Breast Augmentation Resizes The Breasts

The purpose of breast augmentation is to increase breast size. Breast augmentation procedures can increase the size of a woman’s breasts by one or more cup sizes. The increase in the volume of the breast is accomplished by placing implants within the breasts. While breast augmentation can dramatically change the appearance of the breasts by increasing their size, it will not reposition or lift sagging or drooping breasts. A breast augmentation is the ideal procedure for women who are happy with the existing position of their breasts but are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts.

Can You Have A Breast Lift & Breast Augmentation Done At The Same Time?

If a woman is unhappy with both the positioning and the size of her breasts, it is possible to have a Mastopexy-Augmentation. This procedure combines both the breast lift and breast implant procedures to reposition the breasts at the same time the size of the breasts are increased. Because the needs being addressed by each procedure are different, combining the two procedures is complicated and should only be done by a breast surgeon who is experienced with performing both procedures together.

World-Renowned Breast Surgeon, Dr. Francis Rieger, Creates Beautiful Transformations With Breast Surgery

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your breasts and self-confidence by increasing your breast size or repositioning your breasts, contact Hyde Park Cosmetic Surgery Center to schedule your breast surgery consultation today. Dr. Rieger has been recognized for his excellence in breast and plastic surgery. His patients travel from across the world to have their procedures performed by him. Schedule your consultation to discuss which procedure is right for you. You can call us at (813) 254-7600 or contact us online.