Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift: Which Option Is Best for Me?

Not all breast surgeries are created equal. If you’re considering improving the appearance of your bust, don’t be surprised that breast enhancement is not limited to breast augmentation alone. At our plastic surgery practice in Campbell, California, Aesthetx offers a full range of breast procedures designed to deliver the figure of your dreams. For many women, the choice comes down to two options, breast augmentation or breast lift.

To help you understand the differences between breast augmentation and a breast lift and which approach best suits your desired goals, keep reading.

When a Breast Augmentation is Best

When your breasts need a volume increase but are not significantly saggy or lax, breast augmentation is your best choice. The operation creates fuller, shapelier breasts by adding saline or silicone implants. The procedure is also helpful in correcting asymmetry, which is a concern for many of our patients.

Breast augmentation addresses some but not significant sagging or drooping breasts. Although it does address mild laxity, when elevation is a problem and nipples point south, you need a breast lift.

When a Breast Lift is Best

A breast lift is for women who struggle with breasts that have lost their youthful perkiness. They droop, they sag, and the nipples point downward. Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift will reinforce breast tissue, resolve excess skin, and lift your breasts with that sexy upward curve.

There are different breast lift techniques available to consider that are fully explained on our mastopexy page.

When Combining the Two is Best

Breast augmentation combined with a breast lift adds volume, corrects asymmetry, and delivers an elevated breast presence for a more youthful position. The operation can also reposition or reshape the nipples. This creates a more complete, personalized improvement than breast augmentation or a breast lift performed as a standalone surgery.

This combined approach is best suited for:

  • Mothers trying to regain their pre-pregnancy figure
  • Women who experienced significant weight loss
  • Women who developed sagging breasts as they got older
  • Women who were born with naturally sagging breasts from genetics

It restores a more youthful breast look and firmness by lifting weakened tissues and restoring or adding breast volume.

Combining operations allows you to enjoy the benefits of both procedures without doubling recovery time. Recovery, cost, and risk are reduced, and you can enjoy the comprehensive benefits sooner.

Which Operation Is Best for Me?

Deciding to undergo breast surgery is a huge decision. The best way to determine which breast procedure is correct for you is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast surgery specialist, such as Dr. Zeidler.

During your consultation, we will discuss your goals in-depth. Your Aesthetx surgeon will provide a thorough examination, explain the process in detail, and address your questions and concerns. We will develop a tailored surgical plan with you to deliver your desired goals.

Schedule a Consultation

Concerned by misshapen, sagging, or deflated breasts? Aesthetx helps you achieve the breast size and contour you want. Our aesthetic breast surgeries provide a holistic transformation, improving breast shape, size, and position. As a world leader with novel techniques, we also offer fat transfer to give a boost in size, for those who desire enhancement but don’t want implants.

Call our Campbell, CA, office at (408) 559-7177 or contact us online to schedule a no-obligation consultation today. We’ve heard it all when it comes to breast enhancement and have helped hundreds of women in the San Jose area achieve the breasts of their dreams. Are you next?

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