The differences between a breast lift and a breast augmentation
There are a wide variety of different cosmetic surgeries and procedures that exist today, some more commonly known than others. Among those popular surgeries are the breast augmentation and the breast lift. They are both cosmetic surgeries that enhance the shape of breasts. These surgeries are often mistaken for each other, but they are two completely different procedures that yield different results.
Here are the differences between a breast lift and a breast augmentation:
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises breasts that droop or sag and relocates the position of the nipples and areolas for a more youthful appearance. It helps to change the shape and contour of the breasts without changing the actual size. A breast lift can be performed on patients of many ages, as long as the breasts are fully developed. Asymmetry of the breasts can often be corrected with a breast lift procedure.
A breast augmentation, however, is a procedure that is done specifically to resize the breasts. It involves placing an implant under the breast tissue or under the muscles of the chest wall to increase the size of the breasts and to enhance the shape of the breasts. It is one of the most commonly performed procedures in plastic surgery. Implants can come in the form of saline or silicone. Dr. Walker will discuss different options with patients so that they can come to the best possible decision on what is right for them.
Both the breast lift and breast augmentation are very personal choices and can be performed in the same visit, if necessary. They are often performed in conjunction, which ultimately saves patients additional recovery time. Dr. Walker can advise on whether or not performing both operations at the same time is a healthy option.
Breast lifts and breast augmentations are both safe and effective surgeries that receive very high rates of patient satisfaction when done by a well-experienced and educated plastic surgeon like Dr. Walker. Before making the choice to undergo plastic surgery, schedule a consultation and discuss all of your options.
Call to schedule a consultation today at 769-300-2946. At Allure Plastics, we look forward to seeing you and helping you achieve your desired appearance. Individual results may vary.