Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation

Women feel more confident when they feel beautiful and feminine. Many women, however, are unhappy with the size, shape and position of their breasts. There are two breast surgery options to help you get the look you desire. Depending on what your personal goals are for how you wish to look, you may want either a breast lift, a breast augmentation or a combination of both.

Breast Lift

A breast lift raises the breasts to a more youthful and perky position on the chest. The areola is also moved to a higher position on the breast. Many women choose to have a breast lift because their:

  • Skin is stretched
  • Areolas are enlarged.
  • Breasts are elongated, flat or stretched.
  • Nipples are below the crease of the breast.
  • Breasts are uneven, and one hangs lower.
  • Areolas point downward and are low on the breast.

The breasts may become stretched and misshapen due to:

  • Age.
  • Heredity.
  • Breast-feeding.
  • Extreme weight loss.
  • Loss of elasticity in the skin.

Your breasts can be shaped and positioned to a more pleasing place on your chest. A breast lift cannot add volume. Breast augmentation is the best procedure to have to add volume to your breasts. If you want your breasts in a more youthful position and to have more volume, you can have both a breast lift and breast augmentation.

Results of a female breast augmentation surgery.

Breast augmentation procedure before and after photo.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation uses breast implants to add volume, shape and curves to your breasts. This procedure is perfect for women who:

  • Want to feel more feminine.
  • Want their clothing to fit better.
  • Want more confidence in how they look.
  • Are unhappy with their breast shape and size.
  • Have had a change in breast size and shape due to pregnancy or weight loss.

Breast augmentation fills out the breasts with the use of breast implants. Depending on your goals, breast surgeon Dr. Broadway will help you decide what size and type of breast implant is right for your body. Your body type and shape will help determine which breast implants are perfect for your body.

Breast implants often fill out minor excess skin that may make the breasts sag. You will want to have a breast lift with breast augmentation if your breasts have a large amount of excess skin and if your breasts sag too much. Breast implants alone will not be able to give you the results that a breast lift with breast augmentation can achieve.