Many women are interested in enhancing the appearance of their breasts but are unsure whether a breast lift or augmentation will give them the desired results. Even though both procedures are vastly different and are meant to achieve distinct results, it can be difficult to decide which option is right for you.
A breast augmentation procedure aims to restore or add volume to the breasts to enhance their size or shape. It can benefit those who have lost volume due to breastfeeding or weight loss and help enhance the overall size. It can also reconstruct the breasts if you have had a mastectomy for breast cancer treatment.
The surgery involves inserting a silicone or saline implant beneath the breast tissue or chest muscle. The exact process for the procedure will vary depending on the shape, size, and type of implant, as well as the placement.
Many factors can cause the breasts to lose elasticity, such as pregnancy, age, weight, breastfeeding, etc. A breast lift aims to lift and reshape the breasts to place them in a new position and achieve a youthful appearance.
A breast lift procedure can be performed in a few different ways:
- Crescent Lift
- Benelli Lift
- Lollipop Lift
- Anchor Lift
If you’re interested in a breast lift, Dr. Rosenthal will meet with you during a consultation and recommend a specific type of procedure based on your specific situation and goals.
Deciding on the Procedure for Your Goals
Whether you have a breast lift or augmentation comes down to your personal preferences and goals.
In general, if you are displeased with the position of your nipples and feel that they sit lower or point downward, this may make you an ideal candidate for a breast lift.
However, if you feel that your breasts lack volume or are displeased with the size or shape, breast augmentation can add fullness and provide the desired results.
Dr. Rosenthal may also suggest combining the procedures if it provides the best results based on your goals.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re considering a breast augmentation or breast lift in San Jose or Los Gatos, CA, contact Dr. Regina Rosental, board-certified plastic surgeon, at (408) 559-4700 to schedule a consultation.