We all want to feel good about the size, shape, and placement of our breasts. Over recent years, breast enhancements have been giving us more natural-looking improved breasts than ever before. When considering breast enhancement surgery, it can sometimes be difficult to choose which option is best for you. Let’s break things down and help you figure out which type of breast enhancement will help with your concerns.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a breast enhancement procedure that helps improve the placement of your breasts on your chest. Sagging breasts can be an inevitable part of our lives. Whether your sagging breasts are caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging or dramatic weight loss, drooping breasts can often leave anyone feeling self-conscious. A breast lift surgically lifts your breasts to a heightened position on the chest by removing excess skin and tissue that causes your breasts to sag. A breast lift does not add volume to the breast, rather it simply creates a perkier appearance by removing excess skin.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a breast enhancement procedure that uses breast implants to add to the volume and shape of the breasts. A breast lift removes excess skin from the breast to improve shape and placement. Breast augmentation introduces an implant to the breast to enhance overall size, shape and volume. While breast augmentation may help to improve the placement of the breasts on the chest, it is a breast lift’s job to create perfect placement.
Can I Have a Breast Lift Without Breast Implants?
In short, absolutely. A breast lift is not a breast augmentation and does not require the use of breast implants to help you achieve your desired results. However, the two procedures can be combined together to produce larger breasts that lay perfectly on the chest. While it is not a requirement to get both procedures done at the same time, many patients opt to get the benefits of both lifted and augmented breasts by getting a breast lift with implants. If you do not choose to enhance the size of your breasts, feel free to enjoy the results of your breast lift without the use of breast implants.
Should I Get a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?
The answer to this question ultimately relies on the results you expect and desire from your surgery. If you would like to lift your breasts without affecting their overall size, we recommend you get a breast lift without implants. If you would like larger breasts placed higher on the chest, we recommend you get a breast lift and breast augmentation with implants. If you’re unsure which option is best for your body and desired results, come in for a consultation with Dr. Emily Pollard. Her number one priority is making sure you’re informed about your future procedures and feel comfortable with your decisions.
If you are interested in learning more about breast enhancement, contact our office today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Emily Pollard.