Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation: What's the Difference?

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Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation: What’s the Difference?

Published by Aubrey Sohaney

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Do you know the difference between a breast lift and a breast augmentation? If not, you’re not alone. With so many procedures to choose from, it can be hard to decide which technique is right for your needs.

In this blog post, we’ll break down the specifics so you can decide which procedure is right for you.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is performed to raise and reshape sagging breasts. The amount of lift needed will depend on how much your breasts have drooped. Sometimes, only a small lift is necessary to achieve desired results. In other cases, you may select a more extensive surgery. A breast lift repositions your existing breast tissue to create a perkier, more youthful appearance.

What is Breast Augmentation?

In contrast, breast augmentation involves placing implants to increase the size or alter the shape of your breasts. Breast augmentation increases the size of your breast volume using implants.

A few different types of implants are available, including saline implants and silicone gel implants. The breast implant type will typically depend on the size of your frame and your overall health. Your surgeon will help you select the right kind of implant for your needs and desired cup size.

Which Procedure is Right For Me?

A few factors will affect which procedure is right for you, including the current size and shape of your breasts, your desired results, and your overall health. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to help you make the best decision for your needs.

In some cases, combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation may help you achieve your desired result. During your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will perform a physical exam and help you decide if a combination procedure is right for you.

Visit the Center For Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

It doesn’t matter which procedure you choose. You can rest assured knowing that you’re in good hands with the board-certified plastic surgeons at the Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery.

We specialize in breast lifts, augmentations, and other cosmetic surgery procedures, so we can help you achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results you’re looking for. We’re the most trusted choice for lifts and breast augmentation in Naperville, IL.

Contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation.

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