You might have heard the terms breast lift and breast augmentation used interchangeably, but the fact is that these are two different procedures that address two different issues, though it is possible for them to be performed together, depending on a patient’s particular goals. Your surgeon will be able to assist you in determining which is best for the look you desire, or if a combination of both procedures would be most beneficial.
Breast Lift Versus Breast Augmentation
A breast lift, which is also known as a mastopexy, raises and firms the breasts, providing a whole new contour. This procedure does not seek to enlarge the breasts. Benefits of a breast lift include:
- Repositioning of the nipple to provide a more natural look
- Younger, perkier contour for firmer breasts
- Lifts drooping or sagging breasts
If you are happy with your breast size and simply want to give your breasts a perkier appearance, a breast lift might be suitable for you. However, if you are interested in increasing your breast size, you might want to consider a breast augmentation.
Breast augmentations increase an individual’s cup size by placing implants into the breast. These implants can be made of saline or silicone, both of which are approved by the FDA and deemed safe. Benefits of a breast augmentation include:
- Inconspicuous scarring
- Enlarged breasts
- Given that there are is a vast variety of implants available, women can get any look they desire
That said, if a woman who would like an augmentation is also concerned about drooping breasts, the augmentation will not address this. Therefore, it might be necessary to perform both the augmentation and lift in one procedure to lift and enlarge the breasts for a more dramatic result.
Cosmetic Breast Surgery in Las Vegas
Breasts are a great signifier of beauty and femininity and frequently play a large part in a woman’s self-esteem. If you would like to improve the perkiness of your breasts, increase their size, or both, you need a skilled plastic surgeon. At Smith Plastic Surgery, our team can help you achieve the appearance you desire through a number of procedures we offer.
We provide breast augmentations using implants or your body’s existing body fat, breast lifts, corrective breast surgeries, and reductions. Whatever your goal is, we will help you obtain it.
Call us today at (702) 838-2455 to set up a consultation.