Breast Lift or Augmentation? Making the Decision

Breast Augmentation Cheval FLIf you have lost volume in your breasts, you are not alone. Many women lose volume in their breasts after pregnancy and childbirth, especially if they breastfeed for a year or more. Breasts can also sag due to weight loss or as a natural part of aging. 

The automatic response for most women who don’t like their breasts is to get breast augmentation, but that may not be the best solution for you. For many women a breast lift is sufficient to give them the look that they want. Here’s what you need to know to make a decision.

Sagging Breasts

If your breasts sag, getting breast implants will not correct that problem. Your surgeon can do a breast lift at the same time as augmentation, but it is important to make sure that you actually want implants. If you don’t really want your breasts to be bigger, you can get perkier and firmer breasts with a simple breast lift.

Recovery Period

The recovery period for a breast lift and breast augmentation is similar. You will have several days or weeks where you will need to take it easy before resuming normal activity. You may also need to wear a special bra until you are fully healed. The recovery for a breast lift is a bit less than the recovery for breast augmentation.

Increasing Size

If you are certain that you want to increase the size of your breasts, you will definitely need implants. However, keep in mind that if you are adding volume to your breasts in addition to a breast lift, the implants need to be of an appropriate size. Your plastic surgeon can help you determine the right size of implants to get the results you are looking for.

If you are interested in a breast lift or breast augmentation, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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