Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift?

Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift?

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There are various breast surgeries to address cosmetic, restorative and reconstructive goals. Breast augmentation (sometimes called augmentation mammaplasty or a “boob job”) and breast lift (mastopexy) are two of the most common procedures in the U.S. and you may be pretty interested in one or the other. Read more about their differences in the article below.

Breast Augmentation Increases Breast Size and Improves Breast Shape

Breast augmentation, also called breast enlargement or enhancement, typically is sought by women who are unhappy with one or more of the following features:
⦁ Small breasts
⦁ Asymmetrical breasts
⦁ Breasts that are not as round our full as they’d like
⦁ Breasts without much projection or cleavage
⦁ Flat-chested appearance in their favorite tops and dresses
Breast augmentation is frequently the top procedure in the U.S.; in fact, it has held the Number 1 position by number of annual procedures since 2006, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2018, there were 313,735 procedures performed by ASPS member surgeons alone.
Although breasts are most commonly augmented with saline or silicone breast implants, there are also methods that use your own fat, transferred from an area of excess on your body. Not all plastic surgeons are trained and experienced in fat transfer methods. Dr. Agha has used fat grafts for numerous breast augmentation patients, and he’s happy to talk to you about this option. Fat may be used in addition to breast implants, as a way to pad and contour the area around the implant all-naturally.

Breast Lift Surgery Rejuvenates Sagging, Deflated Breasts

Mastopexy is popular among women seeking to lift and rejuvenate their breasts. Whether a result of genes, pregnancy, weight loss or aging, breasts are sometimes saggy. For women who are unhappy with this characteristic, a breast lift can be a good option. Candidates for breast lift surgery may be unhappy with:
⦁ Sagging, drooping or deflated breasts
⦁ Elongated breasts
⦁ Breasts that have lost fullness, firmness and roundness
⦁ Breasts that have lost volume
⦁ Nipples that have fallen below the breast crease and/or are pointing downward
⦁ Stretched and enlarged areolas
⦁ Asymmetrical breasts
The breasts look perkier and more shapely after breast lift surgery. The results can make a huge difference to your self-esteem and confidence if you’ve been feeling less than thrilled with the sagging of breast tissue and skin.

Getting Lift and Size Increase from a Single Procedure

It is possible to combine breast implants with a lift, thereby offering the benefits of each procedure. This approach can be a great choice for women who want to enlarge their breasts while also eliminating sagginess.

Schedule a Consultation to Find Out What’s Right for You

Dr. Siamak Agha is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He has both an M.D. and a Ph.D, and he graduated from the prestigious University of Cambridge in England, and completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is passionate about providing beautiful results his patients love, and he wants to listen to your concerns so he can make personalized recommendations. To learn more, or to arrange a consultation with Dr. Agha, please call our Newport Beach practice at 949-644-2442.