A common dilemma some clients face is the question of whether to get a breast augmentation or a breast lift. This thought process is often initiated after childbirth or if an individual has drooping breasts due to their size or the patients age. Alternatively, the patient may just want larger breasts in proportion with their body.
Let’s start by differentiating between Breast augmentation vs breast lift.
Breast augmentation vs breast lift.
What can breast augmentation correct?
Breast augmentation can help to create fullness in proportion with your body. It can also help to restore symmetry in size of the breasts and potentially help with slight drooping. Women who have experienced deflation of the breast skin without significant sagging of the nipples can often correct this with breast augmentation. If the nipple has dropped below the level of the breast inframammary fold however, a lift will usually be needed as well as breast augmentation if you want fuller, more youthful breasts.
Breast Lift Surgery
What is Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast Lift surgery is for patients that have suffered from sagging in the nipples and breasts due to many factors including:
What can a Breast Lift correct?
A Breast Lift will lift and tighten the breast volume and can help to minimise an enlarged nipple. This is a great method to eliminate sagging and drooping in the breasts.
The above information should give you a clearer understanding of the two different procedures, however which is best for you? Of course, it is best to discuss your needs with your plastic surgeon and allow them to suggest what is best for you.
It is important to remember a breast lift will not increase the size of your breasts.The surgery focuses on the positioning of the breast which is why some surgeons may suggest both procedures for a patient.
Also, if you actually require a breast lift, there is no implant, no matter how big you go, that will prevent the need for a breast lift so you cant really use breast implants to avoid a lift.
Dr Mark Hanikeri specialises in Breast Lifts and Breast Augmentation procedures in Perth Western Australia. If you would like to know more about either procedure or would like to book a consultation with Dr Mark Hanikeri please call: 9380 0311
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