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Do I Need A Breast Lift Or A Breast Augmentation? What’s The Difference?


Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation

Having plastic surgery is an important choice that requires many decisions. No matter your reason for wanting to have a breast cosmetic surgery, it is vital to weigh your options and understand the differences. Two of the most popular breast cosmetic surgeries are breast lifts and breast augmentations. But which one do you need? And what is the difference between a breast lift and a breast augmentation?

Breast Lift

A breast lift is a procedure to lift the breasts into a higher position on a woman’s chest. The nipple is moved to the level of the breast fold and all excess skin below the nipple is tightened and shaped.

There are many reasons you may choose to have a breast lift, including:

  • Sagging due to aging
  • Sagging after having children
  • Sagging or a shift in position after weight loss or gain

Breast lifts are oftentimes accompanied by breast augmentations.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, commonly referred  to as breast implants, is the procedure of increasing the size and altering the shape of the breasts.

There are many reasons you may choose to have a breast augmentation, such as:

  • Asymmetrical breast sizes
  • Loss of volume due to aging
  • Loss of volume after having children
  • Breasts not proportional to the body

When choosing to have a breast augmentation, it is necessary to consult with your doctor about the best implants to choose, what type of incision is best for your situation, what shape of implants you prefer, and whether or not your augmentation should be accompanied by a simultaneous breast lift, as well.

No matter which of these breast plastic surgeries you choose, you can have dramatic results that will give you the breasts you have always wanted.

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Ready to learn more about Breast Lifts/Breast Augmentations and if you are a candidate? To schedule your Breast Lift/Breast Augmentation consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Dr. Abboushi & Dr. Singh, please call Panacea Plastic Surgery at 770-929-0634. We look forward to working with you! Panacea Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Atlanta & Conyers, GA areas.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.