When looking at your options for a breast procedure, it can be difficult to figure out what option is best for you. Although the breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed each year, the breast lift is also a popular option that accomplishes some different things. Here’s a quick guide to choosing a breast lift to achieve your goals.
What’s the Difference?
Both the breast augmentation and the breast lift are meant to enhance the breasts by addressing your personal aesthetic concerns. The breast lift is a procedure that is accomplished by removing excess skin in the breast and then tightening the skin to lift them up and improve the shape. Also, this procedure can help change the look of your nipples and areola to make them more aesthetically pleasing, giving a perkier look.
In contrast, the breast augmentation is a procedure that uses implants in order to improve the shape and projection of your breasts. These implants are typically made of silicone or saline, nearly 90-95% of our patients decide on silicone implants.
Who is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Breast lifts are a good option for women that have sagging, deflated breasts. Breast lifts can be a more natural solution since they use your own tissue (although many patients benefit from a combination procedure that does use implants). So, patients looking for breast rejuvenation without the addition of breast implants can find great results with a breast lift. It’s important to keep in mind that a breast lift does not produce enhanced volume like a breast augmentation, but instead provides a pleasing shape when the patient is satisfied with their current volume.
There are a few ways breast lifts can be performed and, in order to find what best suits your body and your needs, you should set up a private consultation with a reputable, board certified plastic surgeon. Your treatment options differ based on the degree of sagging of your breasts and your realistic goals. Your plastic surgeon can plan the right procedure for you.
Do You Need a Breast Lift?
It’s important to understand your reasons for considering a breast lift in order to communicate your desired outcome to your plastic surgeon.
Some common reasons women opt for a breast lift are:
- Nipples that point downward
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Unusually-shaped breasts
- Nipple/Areola that fall under the crease of the breast
Schedule a Consultation
A breast lift can be an excellent option if you’re looking for breast rejuvenation without implants. Contact Heartland Plastic Surgery today if you have any questions about what is right for you or to schedule your breast lift consultation. We invite you to call or fill out our online form.