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Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, or Both

Breast Options

Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, or Both

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed about the dozens of different options you have to choose from when getting breast enhancement. Think of it as a good thing; all women are unique, and for you to get the perfect look you need to be able to customize breast enhancement to best match your aesthetic desires. Of course, a little guidance wouldn’t hurt. So let’s go over one of the most essential questions for patients seeking breast enhancement: breast augmentation, breast lift, or both?

Breast Augmentation

If you’re one of the millions of women who have chosen to get breast augmentation, you’re in luck. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world, and unbelievably customizable. The basic idea of breast augmentation is that an implant will be inserted into your breast in order to increase volume and fullness. Women love it because:

  • Rounds out the cleavage
  • Dramatic results
  • Increases volume, fullness, and firmness

Procedure: You and your surgeon will get to decide on what variety of techniques to utilize:

  • Placement of implants
  • Incisions used
  • Shape, size, type of filling, amount of filling of implant, and feel of implant

Breast Lift

Breast lifts are quickly gaining popularity as one of the best procedures for rejuvenation of the breast. All manner of things can lead to saggy breasts: pregnancy, breastfeeding, genetics, and even aging. If you’re happy with the size of your breasts but just want a little boost, the breast lift is for you. Procedure: Breast lifts are completed by making several incisions in the breast, then removing excess skin, fat, and breast tissue and then retightening the breasts to provide lift. Depending on your breasts and what results you want, you and your surgeon can decide on the type of incisions you can use to reshape the breasts. The incisions are usually a combination of incisions that:

  • Go around the areola
  • Go down vertically from the areola to the breast crease
  • Go horizontally along the breast crease

Women love it because:

  • Reshapes tubular breasts
  • Resizes enlarged areolas
  • Restores youthful, pert shape to breasts
  • Restores volumes in the upper parts of the breast

Both Breast Augmentation and the Breast Lift

Why not both? Some women find that their breasts have flattened and sagged over the years, and the combined powers of breast augmentation and the breast lift are perfect for restoring them to their former glory. Women love it because:

  • Maximally restores shape, projection, and fullness of the breasts

Procedure: The breast lift and the breast augmentation can be done immediately one after the other or done at separate stages. So there you have some information on different types of breast enhancement. However, if you really want the guidance of an expert surgeon, contact Advanced Plastic Surgery, for a consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.