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Breast Lift vs. Augmentation, Which is Right for You?

As time passes, the signs of aging begin to show in a variety of ways. One of the first places we see our age progressing is on our faces in the form of fine lines and sagging skin. However, our faces are not the only areas of the body that fall victim to the aging process.

For women, advancing years can take a toll on their breasts, particularly in women who have had children. Sagging breasts that have lost volume over time can make a woman feel less attractive, which can hinder confidence. Fortunately there are solutions to help restore a woman’s breasts back to a more youthful state. Breast lift and breast augmentation procedures can improve the appearance of a woman’s breasts.

The question is: Which procedure is the right choice for you?

Deciding between a breast lift and a breast augmentation doesn’t have to be difficult. While both procedures yield amazing results, they are both very different surgeries, performed to obtain different outcomes. Determining the appropriate procedure necessary is specific to each individual and their particular body goals. Sometimes they may be combined to give the best result. There are a few things to keep in mind when determining which cosmetic procedure will help achieve your desired appearance:

  • BREAST SIZE: If you have ever been unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, preferring them to be larger and/or fuller, then a breast augmentation procedure may be right for you. However, if you have always been happy with your breast size prior to aging or having children, you may not require any additional enhancement. The breast tissue is still there, it has just repositioned itself due to gravity and/or breast feeding. A breast lift procedure can restructure the placement of the breasts; they are risen to their original position but still maintain the current breast size.
  • NIPPLE POSITION: On some occasions with aging breast, the skin loses elasticity causing the nipples to droop low along with the breasts. If the position or placement of the nipple is one of your concerns, then a breast lift surgery may also be the right procedure for you. When the breast tissue is lifted and tightened, the nipple and areola are repositioned as well to fit the reshaped breast.
  • LACK OF VOLUME NEAR THE TOP OF YOUR BREAST: Over time, the volume of a woman’s breasts can seem to deflate, or fall with gravity, to the lowest point of the breast. This can cause an undesired effect with the breasts that can be unflattering. If this lack of volume is a priority issue that you would like to be addressed, then a breast augmentation could be the preferred procedure for you. Although, depending on the individual, a breast lift may be also be appropriate if the woman has smaller breasts and the shape or size is not an issue. Shifting the breast to a higher position will bring the volume of the breasts back up, making that sagging effect less pronounced.

While these are a couple of factors to keep in mind when going in for your consultation with Dr. Pinsky, the best way of figuring out which procedure is right for you is to first think about your goals. Many women experience of all three of these issues to a certain degree. Many times, the best option is to have a breast lift and breast augmentation done together to achieve the best results and resolve all the issues that need to be addressed. These procedures work very well together and a dual approach is very possible.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of your breasts due to age or body changes, there are solutions. These solutions can start with a consultation at Pinsky Plastic Surgery. Schedule your consultation today to find out which proven plastic surgery technique can help you achieve your breast aesthetic goals.