Breast Augmentation vs. Lift: What’s the Difference, and Which Do You Need?

No two sets of breasts are the same, and neither are their wearers. And these days, there are a variety of ways to resolve unwanted breast issues such as asymmetry, size and shape, and excessive weight.

Many of these issues are easily resolved with a simple breast augmentation. But if having a foreign object implanted into your body doesn’t sound appealing, then you can always explore the option to simply lift your breasts.

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the two popular procedures to help you decide which is best for you.

 Breast Augmentation

What you think of when you think of surgery, breast augmentation modifies the shape, size and fullness of your breasts. This is done by inserting an implant behind the breast and changes the projection characteristics and volume on the upper breast.

There are multiple options when choosing an implant: silicone gel, saline, gummy bear or now Ideal Implant. Silicone gel features a gelatin-like texture and feels more like a natural breast. Saline implants are inserted empty and then filled to the ideal size, whereas Ideal Implants have multiple layers that better retain the saline solution. And then gummy bear implants feel like a candy gummy and hold its shape better over time than its competitors.

Inserting a breast implant can resolve a myriad of breast insecurities, such as asymmetrical breasts, drooping skin from breastfeeding or significant weight loss, or even just to give yourself a boost of confidence when you look in the mirror. Whatever the reasons, breast augmentation could be a perfect solution.

 Breast Lift

Instead of placing implants inside the breast, the nipple and lower breast is lifted to the desire placement. A benefit to this procedure over implants is that the patient can add some perk back to their natural breasts without introducing a foreign substance to their body and changing their breast size or shape.

An ideal candidate for this procedure could be women who breastfed their babies and are now done nursing, or even women who have reached that point in their lives when their skin no longer retains its elasticity and the side-effect has resulted in drooping breasts.

If you’re interested in a breast augmentation or lift procedure, give us a call at (508) 567-3202 to schedule a consultation.

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