Breast Augmentation Vs. Breast Lift: What You Need To Know

When it comes to your breasts, you may think you know it all, but unless you're a surgeon, you may not know the difference between two of the most popular types of surgeries: a breast augmentation and a breast lift. While both of these surgeries can do wonders for your self-esteem and appearance overall, one may be more suitable for you than another. Although your plastic surgeon will be able to give you their final opinion on what surgery is better for your body, it's still good to know ahead of time the differences between these surgeries. 

Breast Augmentation

If you are dissatisfied with the shape or size of your breasts, then an augmentation may be the way to go. A breast augmentation can not only give you larger, rounder breasts, but it can also help correct issues like asymmetry. For instance, if one of your breasts is a lot smaller than the other, then your surgeon can put two different sizes of implants in your breasts to make them look like the same size; that way you don't have to feel self-conscious about them. 

Depending on the texture and shape of implant that you want, you can pick from saline, silicone, the IDEAL implant, and gummy bear implants. When you are first meeting with your surgeon, ask to hold all of these implants in your hand so that you can feel first-hand what they will feel like. 

A Breast Lift

While an augmentation can help you with the shape and size of your breasts, it can't help correct breasts that are sagging and have lost elasticity. If you have recently lost a lot of weight or if you have breastfed in the past, then you may notice that your boobs just don't sit high on your chest like they once did. With a breast lift, your doctor can surgically lift your breasts and remove excess skin to help give you back your perkier breasts. 

Depending on the end result that you want from a breast lift, your surgeon may also recommend that you get implants as well to give your breasts an even fuller look. 

Having breasts that you are confident in as a woman can make all of the difference in your self-confidence. To learn a little bit more about breast augmentation and a breast lift, reach out to a plastic surgeon in your area and schedule a consultation with them.