Feeling comfortable with your appearance is essential, but not everyone is blessed with a figure that meets their idea of beauty and aesthetic goals. Breast enhancement procedures, such as breast augmentation with implants or a breast lift, can give you fuller, perky breasts and a balanced, more feminine silhouette for your frame.
How do you choose between breast augmentation and a breast lift? Breast augmentation creates volume, ideal projection, and a more womanly upper body. Breast lift eliminates loose and sagging breast tissue, improving breast location, and restoring a youthful look to the breasts. The right one for you depends on your aesthetic goals and what you expect from your breast enhancement procedure.
Breast augmentation increases breast volume
If you want bigger breasts, augmentation to increase volume is the right surgical procedure. Volume describes the roundness or fullness of your breasts, which can be lost due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, but breast augmentation is also for women who have genetically small breasts. Breast augmentation is also ideal for issues such as asymmetrical breast tissue and poor breast projection.
By placing implants into the breast through small incisions, Dr. Andres can give you the volume and shape that best suits your frame and aesthetic goals. The result will be a natural-looking, fuller, and more attractive bust.
You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you have the following:
- Insufficient volume in the breasts
- Asymmetrical breast tissue
- Poor breast projection
- Inadequate cleavage
A breast lift is best for drooping breasts
Multiple pregnancies and gravity can cause your breasts to sag and lose their round, perky shape. In response, your skin stretches, and the breasts appear elongated or droopy. A breast lift removes excess skin and reshapes the breasts to restore a youthful appearance and volume. The procedure can also reposition the nipple and areola higher on the chest wall for a lifted and perfectly sculpted breast mound.
A breast lift is best for you if you have the following:
- Sagging breast tissue
- Excess or loose skin around the breasts
- Unappealing nipple location
Breast augmentation vs. breast lift: which is right for me?
Each procedure offers unique advantages and disadvantages and addresses different concerns to produce different results.
Breast augmentation enhances your breasts’ size and shape, while breast lifts reposition the breasts. While augmentation alone will not correct sagging, breast augmentation can complement a lift for beautiful results. You’ll have upper breast fullness with repositioned breasts and nipples for a full and perky figure.
Both procedures require up to six weeks of healing with a gradual return to activity, so combining the two also combines recovery time for a simple and speedy recovery.
Dr. Andres can help you choose between breast augmentation and a breast lift
Dr. Albert Andres is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has been honored as a Top Doc in Phoenix for the past four years, and he is considered one of the best breast surgeons in Scottsdale and the Phoenix areas.
Dr. Andres has cultivated the knowledge and experience needed to produce outstanding surgical outcomes. His care and compassion for his patients, along with his expertise and detail-oriented technical skills, have led to his reputation as an accomplished, talented breast lift surgeon.
We understand that having breast augmentation or a lift is highly personal, and Dr. Albert Andres honors that choice. He will use his knowledge and experience to help you choose which breast enhancement procedure is best for you.
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