Breast Lift or Augmentation: Which Is Right for You?
The breasts add feminine curves to the upper body and fulfill the top half of an hourglass figure. When you are lacking fullness or firmness in the breast area, plastic surgery can achieve a wonderful transformation. While breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures we offer at Vantage Plastic Surgery, not everyone wants larger breasts. For many patients, a breast lift can create the desired curves and appearance preferred by our client. If you are considering breast plastic surgery, do you know whether a breast lift or augmentation will be right for you?
What Is a Breast Lift?
Aging, pregnancy, weight gain/loss and other factors can impact the firmness and shape of your breasts. The skin can stretch, and tissue can sag, resulting in drooping breasts that are not as youthful or firm. A breast lift procedure is designed to address these issues without changing the size of the breasts. Excess skin is removed, tissue is lifted and the breasts are reshaped to create firmer, perkier breasts.
Breast lifts are commonly requested after weight loss or pregnancy, as the skin may be stretched and the breast tissue may droop. This procedure can also be included as part of a Mommy Makeover to restore the body closer to its pre-pregnancy appearance.
What Is a Breast Augmentation?
Increasing the size and possibly changing the shape of the breasts is called an augmentation. While breasts can be enlarged using natural augmentation with fat transfer, the most popular option is breast implants. Breast augmentation adds fullness and curves to create the upper portion of the hourglass figure. However, breast augmentation will not lift sagging tissue or remove stretched skin like a breast lift.
For some individuals, a breast lift with augmentation is the best solution. Some women notice their breasts seem deflated and droopy after having children or losing weight. Adding volume with a lift can create the desired fullness and firmness they desire.
Breast plastic surgery is a very personal decision. It is important to choose a plastic surgeon who specializes in this procedure to obtain natural, gorgeous results that match your tastes. Contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery to schedule a personalized consultation with one of NYC’s top breast plastic surgeons, Dr. Shteynberg, to discuss which type of breast alteration is right for you.
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