If you’re looking for a way to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence, you may be considering a breast lift (mastopexy) or breast augmentation, but which procedure is right for you? Keep reading to learn more about both options.
Breast augmentation is primarily used to increase the size of the breasts. This is an incredibly popular cosmetic surgery that has been performed for years. Some women chose breast augmentation to increase naturally small breasts, while others find that they’ve lost volume and shape over time and use breast augmentation to reclaim their appearance.
There are many customizable options that help breast augmentation give you the unique results you’re looking for. When choosing breast augmentation, you’ll need to make the following decisions:
- Whether to use silicone implants, saline implants, or form stable “gummy bear” implants.
- Whether to choose smooth or textured implants.
- Whether the implant should be placed above or below the muscle.
- What size of implant is right for you.
Each option comes with distinct advantages. Your doctor can help you evaluate all your options and make decisions that suit your specific goals.
Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
A breast lift will not increase the size of your breasts, but it can still significantly improve your appearance. Weight loss, aging, pregnancy, breast-feeding, and more can leave you with sagging breasts that make you look older and heavier than you are. A breast lift can reposition the tissue and give you younger looking, perkier breasts with better shape.
There are many different types of lifts that can be performed depending on your individual goals and physical needs. Your doctor can help you evaluate your options and make the best decision.
What should you choose?
Both procedures have the ability to improve your appearance and boost your confidence. Breast augmentation is best for those who feel that their breasts are too small, while a breast lift is a good option for those who are happy with the size of their breasts but unhappy with the other aspects of their appearance.
There are also many situations where a breast augmentation and breast lift can be combined to give the patient the best results possible. If you’d like to learn more about these procedures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenthal.