Should I Get a Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, or Both?

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Many women are dissatisfied with the size, shape, and overall look of their breasts. As a result, there are multiple surgical options available to address a wide variety of cosmetic issues. The most popular options available are breast augmentation and breast lift. Each procedure addresses different areas of concern, which is why some women choose to combine them into an augmentation and lift procedure. Let’s discuss the differences and help you decide which one may be right for your unique concerns.

Should I Get Breast Surgery?

There are many reasons why you would want to get breast surgery. The following are among the most common reasons people have for seeking out breast surgery:

  • To correct a sagging issue
  • For clothing to fit better
  • To increase fullness and projection of your breasts
  • To restore volume in your breasts that was lost after weight loss or pregnancy
  • To improve your silhouette
  • To address a proportion issue in your figure
  • To improve your breasts’ symmetry
  • To lift and make breasts more youthful

What is Breast Augmentation?

In a breast augmentation, implants filled with either silicone or saline are implanted to provide the patient with larger breasts. In this way, the surgery also increases volume and improves the overall shape of the breasts.

Breast augmentation can also be performed using fat transfer, which involves using the patient’s own fat taken from a problem area on their body and transferring it into their breasts for a natural and permanent solution for subtle breast enhancement.

What is a Breast Lift?

With breast lift surgery, there are no breast implants involved. Instead, the plastic surgeon uses your existing breast tissue to lift and tighten your breasts. The end result is better symmetry, contouring, and lift to the breasts, usually to correct the problem of sagging due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, illness, or the natural effects of aging.

Breast lift procedures are best suited for women who want to restore a more natural, younger look to their breasts. The surgery doesn’t add volume but provides a better, natural look and feel, making it a good option for women who have adequate breast tissue.

Combining Procedures for Dramatic Results

Many women are opting to get both breast augmentation and breast lift surgery at the same time. Most commonly, those who have had children benefit greatly due to the ability of the two procedures to improve their breasts’ sagging and loss of volume issues. Breastfeeding can also lead to loss of breast volume, so having both procedures can address the problem by increasing volume and addressing perkiness.

Breast Surgeries in Phoenix, AZ

With modern technology and techniques, breast surgeries are becoming less invasive and more natural-looking every year. If you’re looking for a way to get a better, more curvy figure through cosmetic surgery, but aren’t sure which procedure is right for you, a consultation with  one of our board-certified plastic surgeons can help provide some clarity. You can get in touch with Gawley Plastic Surgery by calling 480-696-6361 or by contacting us online.