Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift: What’s the Difference and Which is Best for You?

Mar 1, 2024

Plastic surgery can be a transformative tool that can help you look and feel your best, inside and out. With a wide range of procedures available, you have many options to choose from to help you achieve your ideal shape, especially when it comes to improving the appearance of your breasts. Breast lifts and breast augmentations are two of the most common procedures for improving the shape and look of your breasts. With these similarities, it can be difficult to know which is right for you. But we’re here to help you understand the difference between a breast augmentation and a breast lift so you can make an informed decision that aligns with your aesthetic goals.

What You Need to Know About a Breast Augmentation

If you want to improve the look and size of your breasts, the procedure you’re looking for could be a breast augmentation! The purpose of breast augmentation is to increase the size of your breasts for a fuller, more youthful look. Depending on your goals, you can choose to add volume through silicone implants, saline implants, or fat grafting. You’ll work with your plastic surgeon to customize the procedure to your ideal size. This procedure not only enhances volume but can also provide a subtle lift as the increased volume makes your breasts appear to sit a little higher. However, if sagging is a primary concern of yours, then you should explore a breast lift procedure!

What You Need to Know About a Breast Lift

Similarly to breast augmentation, a breast lift can improve your breast shape and make them look more youthful. But unlike breast augmentation, a breast lift’s primary purpose is to achieve a more perky appearance by uplifting and restoring your breasts. It doesn’t add volume, but it can address sagging that can result from various factors, such as childbirth, aging, or weight loss. During a breast lift, the plastic surgeon will remove excess skin, reshape the breast mound, and reposition the nipples to help you achieve a more elevated look. No matter your age or breast size, a breast lift can be a great procedure to explore if you want to address sagging and restore a perkier look!

Maximize Lift and Volume

 If you can’t decide between a breast augmentation or breast lift, your ideal procedure could be a combination of both. Together, a breast augmentation and breast lift can reduce sagging and increase volume, helping you define your breasts’s shape for undeniable results! If you want to address both concerns, you should discuss the possibility of both procedures with your provider. They will evaluate your tissue’s condition and create a personalized procedure that will help you achieve a fuller, more youthful appearance.

How to Know Which is Right for You

Now that you know the difference between the two plastic surgeries, we can determine which procedure aligns more with your goals. Take a look at the primary concerns you may have to determine which procedure is right for you.

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Sagging

If you struggle with excess skin, lax skin, or have downward-pointing nipples from aging, childbirth, or a significant weight change, then a breast lift could be right for you. This procedure can help restore your breast’s shape and youthfulness, so you feel more empowered with your appearance! Ask your provider about a breast lift and whether it’s right for you.

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Volume

If your goal is to increase the size of your breasts or restore lost volume due to aging, weight loss, or childbirth, then a breast augmentation could be the perfect solution! Implants or fat grafting offer versatile options to help achieve your desired size and shape. Schedule your consultation with a plastic surgeon to take your first step toward the fuller appearance you desire.

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Both

If you want to give your breasts both a lift and increase their size, exploring a breast lift and breast augmentation might be the ideal solution for you! While a breast augmentation can provide a slight lift, combining procedures is particularly effective in addressing more significant sagging while adding volume for fuller and more lifted results.

Helping You Toward Your Desired Results

If you’re still deciding between a breast augmentation or a breast lift, then one of our plastic surgeons can help guide you toward the procedure that’s right for you! At Gayoso Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, our team of experts is dedicated to helping you achieve your desired results so you can feel and look your best. With our plastic surgeons, you can feel assured that their years of knowledge and expertise will provide the guidance you need. Reach out to us to schedule your consultation, and let’s get started on this journey to discover which plastic surgery suits you best!

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