Breast augmentation vs. breast lift: Which one do you need?

Women who are considering breast enhancement surgery may be wondering if they need breast implants, a breast lift or both. There are so many options when it comes to breast surgery, and various factors come into play when deciding which route to go for an optimal outcome. Here you’ll find more information on breast augmentation and breast lift surgeries.

Breast augmentation

If you’re wanting larger, fuller breasts, you are far from alone. More than 300,000 breast augmentation surgeries are performed each year in the United States, making it the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure. But the decision to undergo breast augmentation is a complex one, as there are many things to consider, including breast volume, size and nipple positioning.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations and aging all contribute to the appearance of the breasts over time. Women who have abnormally small breasts, underdeveloped breasts, or even one breast that’s larger than the other will find that breast augmentation can help address those concerns and more. This surgery will enhance the size, shape and volume of the breasts using implants.

During your consultation with your surgeon, you will discuss the incision type and technique, as well as implant type and size. You will discuss the differences between saline and silicone gel implants, the latter of which is most popular because it feels most like natural breast tissue.

Breast lift

While a breast augmentation addresses the desire for larger, fuller breasts, a breast lift will correct drooping breasts. If the areolae on each breast are enlarged, these will be reduced as well. This surgery will lift the breasts into a more youthful position, correcting nipples and areolae that point downward and improving pendulous breasts. A breast lift consists of removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding breast tissue.

Often, women will need a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift in one surgery, which not only addresses multiple concerns but also is intended to save money and time spent in recovery.

To learn more about your options and suggestions for an optimal outcome, book a consultation with Dr. Citron with New Jersey Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, P.A, call (973) 243-2300 today.