Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation: Deciding Which Is Right for You

Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation: Deciding Which Is Right for You

If you’ve wished that your breasts were a different shape or size, you’re far from alone. Surgical breast sculpting is among the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States. If you’ve decided on surgery, choosing the type that meets your wants and needs is important.

At Meridian Plastic Surgery in Meridian, Mississippi, our expert physicians and their team offer cosmetic breast procedures in a highly professional environment designed with your privacy and comfort in mind. 

Take a few moments to learn about the differences between breast lifts and breast augmentation to help determine the best type for you.

Breast lift basics

A breast lift may appeal most if you like the size of your breasts, but you’d prefer a different shape or position. If your breasts have dropped lower after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or losing a significant amount of weight, for example, a breast lift can help turn those effects around.

During the procedure, your provider repositions your breasts by tightening particular tissues and removing the excess. For consistency, they may also reposition or resize your areola and nipple to match the new shape and position.

Breast augmentation basics

Breast augmentation aims to change the size of your breasts. During this procedure, your provider either places an implant within each breast to give them more volume or removes tissue for a smaller size. The latter is known as breast reduction surgery. 

Reasons you may seek out a breast augmentation include:

If you receive implants, they likely contain saline or silicone to provide a natural look and feel.

Making your best decision

If you’re unhappy with your breasts and aren’t sure what step to take next, our team at Meridian Plastic Surgery can help. 

By way of a consultation, we can help assess your goals and what makes the most sense, given your physique and overall health. We can also help you set realistic expectations and provide an idea of what you can expect as far as the procedure, your results, and your recovery.

To learn more about breast augmentation and breast lifts or to get started toward either procedure, call our office or book an appointment through our website today. We would love to help you create the aesthetics you desire and feel even better about your appearance.

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