Breast Lift vs. Augmentation (or Both?)

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Many women want to enhance their breasts and feel more confident in their appearance. At our Orlando practice, breast augmentation and breast lift surgery are the two most popular options. But a combined approach, breast augmentation with lift, may be the right choice for some women. All of these procedures improve the shape of the breasts and restore a youthful look. But what are the differences between each surgery, and how do you know which one is right for you?

We’ve put together this breast augmentation quiz that can help you get clear on your goals and point you toward the best option: breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast augmentation with lift. Give it a try!

Of course, a private consultation is the best way to learn which procedure is best for your goals. But if you’re just starting your breast enhancement research, here are the important basics you should know. 

Breast Lift Benefits

The main goal of a breast lift is right in the name: to lift the breasts higher along the chest wall. This procedure is typically done when women experience breast sagging due to age, weight loss, or pregnancy. The surgery achieves this lift by tightening loose, saggy skin and removing excess breast tissue. This procedure also works well for:

  • Alleviating body pain caused by sagging
  • Correcting nipple placement
  • Minimizing signs of aging

Breast Augmentation Benefits

The main goal of breast augmentation is to increase the size and fullness of the breasts. This is achieved by placing breast implants either directly behind the breast tissue or behind the pectoral muscles. Some patients choose breast augmentation to restore breasts that appear “deflated” after pregnancy, while others simply want a feminine boost. Women from their 20s to their 60s can all be good candidates for this popular procedure. 

Beyond adding volume, breast augmentation can:

  • Correct breast asymmetry
  • Balance the proportions of the body 
  • Reverse an inverted nipple

Combining Procedures

Many women interested in breast enhancement procedures want to fix multiple issues. Major body changes such as pregnancy can create problems that could benefit from both surgeries. Those who wish to reclaim their pre-baby body after breastfeeding, for example, may want to restore volume and lift the breasts higher. Because of this, many women choose to combine a breast augmentation with a breast lift to create more comprehensive results. 

Combining breast augmentation with a breast lift enables women to truly transform their appearance. The results are much more noticeable than what could be achieved with only one of the procedures. Lifting and shaping the breasts at the same time creates a youthful, more symmetrical look. During your private consultation, Dr. Soto can determine if you would benefit from this approach to surgery.

No matter the procedure you choose, breast enhancement surgery can give a boost to your figure and your confidence. If you’re in the Orlando area and would like to learn more about breast augmentation and breast lift surgery, please request a consultation online or call (407) 871-6610.

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