A common question we get from women in the Salt Lake City area is, “what is the purpose of a breast lift? How is it different from breast augmentation?” Determining the right procedure for you will depend on a number of different factors.
It is no secret that a woman’s breasts change over time. Factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging, heredity, and even gravity affect the shape and appearance of a woman’s breasts. In many cases, a woman might simply be dissatisfied with the natural shape of her breasts, so she considers options such as a breast lift or breast augmentation.
A breast lift firms and raises the breasts by removing excess skin. Furthermore, this procedure tightens the surrounding tissue, reshaping the breast to give it a new contour. A breast lift will not, however, increase the size of a woman’s breasts the way that a breast augmentation will.
A breast lift is a good procedure for women who are generally satisfied with the size of their breasts, but desire a more youthful appearance and shape. A breast lift can be performed at any age, as long as the breasts are fully developed.
Breast augmentation, on the other hand, will not correct dropping or sagging breasts. It is not uncommon for women to seek breast augmentation in order to correct asymmetrical breast and to generally feel more confident in their appearance. A breast lift can accomplish these same ends, through somewhat different means.
Make no mistake; a breast lift and a breast enhancement surgery are not exclusive procedures. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. In fact, they can be done at the same time to great results. According to a recent report in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a breast augmentation and a breast lift can be safely performed in the same procedure.
If you have any questions about the breast lift or breast augmentation procedure, contact us today.