Women today have many options when it comes to breast enhancement. Breast augmentation and breast lift surgeries are two popular choices among our Roseville and Sacramento patients. Although the procedures are often performed together, they offer different benefits, and some women want to improve their breasts without the use of implants.
Do you want youthful, perky breasts without the need for augmentation? Here, we compare breast lift and breast augmentation benefits so you can consider whether a breast lift without implants is right for you.
Breast Lift Benefits
The goal of a breast lift is right there in the name: It helps lift the breasts higher on the chest wall. The surgery addresses sagging, drooping breasts and create a more rejuvenated, lifted look. The surgery also removes any loose, excess skin that has formed due to age, weight loss, or breastfeeding. Many women choose to undergo a breast lift after pregnancy or significant weight fluctuations.
A breast lift is a great option for:
- Tightening loose skin and tissue
- Minimizing signs of aging
- Alleviating neck or back pain caused by excessive sagging
Breast Augmentation Benefits
The main goal of breast augmentation surgery is to increase the size and fullness of the breasts. This procedure involves placing breast implants either directly underneath the breast tissue or behind the chest muscle to create a flattering, feminine boost.
Women choose to undergo breast augmentation for many different reasons. Some want to “fill in” deflated breasts after pregnancy, while others want to feel more confident in their favorite shirts and swimsuits. Women of all ages are good candidates for breast augmentation, although most patients are between their 20s and 50s. Breast augmentation can also:
- Improves breast asymmetry
- Improve the appearance of disproportionately small breasts
Do You Need to Combine Procedures?
Women often want to enhance their breasts and fix multiple issues at once. Many of these problems—such as loose skin and lack of volume after breastfeeding—overlap between the two procedures.
However, if you’re currently satisfied with the size of your breasts, there is no need to add implants into the mix. A breast lift alone can address many issues caused by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and age, leaving you with beautiful, satisfying results for years to come.
In the end, the best way to determine the breast enhancement option for you is to talk with a doctor during a personal consultation. The best plastic surgeons in Sacramento and Roseville, CA, will examine you, listen to your goals and concerns, and recommend a surgical plan to meet your individual needs. You can request a consultation with me using our online form or by calling us at (916) 929-1833 to schedule an appointment.