Would you like to enhance the appearance of your breasts, but you’re not sure if you need a breast lift or breast augmentation. It’s a difficulty many women face, because they don’t know what is the difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation.
Pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations can all alter the shape and size of the breasts. However, breast surgery in the form of a breast lift and/or breast augmentation can restore the youthful contours and fullness of the breasts. But how do you know which is the right procedure for you.
What is the difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation?
Breast Lift: A breast lift (mastopexy) is designed to lift and tighten droopy breasts, making them perkier and firmer. This involves removing any excess, stretched skin and reshaping the breast tissue. The size and position of the nipple/areola complex may also have to be adjusted (click here to learn more).
Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) is a procedure that is used to make the breasts larger and fuller, usually with the use of implants. The implants are normally filled with silicone gel or sterile salt water (click here to learn more).
A breast lift will correct sagging, droopy breasts but it will not make the breasts larger. On the other hand, breast augmentationaddresses changes to the size and shape of thebreasts. It will also improve the symmetry of the breasts, and provide a better proportioned figure.
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