What Is the Difference Between Breast Augmentation and a Breast Lift?
As plastic surgery becomes more and more mainstream, sometimes things can get lost in translation. Two terms that are often confused are “breast augmentation” and “breast lift.” While they both have to do with changing the shape of the breast, they are very different. ARC Plastic Surgery performs countless plastic surgery procedures on the breast, and as such we have become experts of sorts. We are happy to share information with our clients so they can make the most informed decisions about their body.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a procedure used to increase the size and fullness of the breast. Augmentation is done with the help of implants that are placed under the breast tissue. The most common implants are made of either silicone or saline. Most people find that silicone provides a more natural look and feel but carry risk if the implant ruptures. However, as a whole, implants are very safe and just require you to keep an eye out for any changes in your breast that may indicate an issue.
What Is a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery is simply what the name implies. Sagging breast tissue is lifted and tightened to give your breast a firmer, perkier look and feel. As you get older, skin loses the elasticity it once had. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can also cause sagginess in the breast tissue. A breast lift can help shape your breast so you can return to a more youthful look.
What Is the Difference?
A breast lift is just a lift of the breast tissue without adding any size or fullness. A breast augmentation includes implants that increase the shape of the breast. Often patients receive both a breast lift and breast augmentation at the same time to achieve the final look they desire.
If you have questions about breast augmentation or a breast lift, contact ARC Plastic Surgery. Call (305) 501-2000 to schedule your initial consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons.