Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation? - Aesthetic Center at Woodholme Blog

Why Choose a Breast Lift Over a Breast Augmentation?

When looking at your options for a breast procedure, it can be difficult to figure out which choice is best for you. Although the breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed each year, the breast lift is also a popular option that accomplishes some different things. Here’s a quick guide to choosing a breast lift to achieve your goals.

What’s the Difference?

Both the BREAST AUGMENTATION and the BREAST LIFT are meant to enhance the breasts by addressing your personal aesthetic concerns. However, there are important differences to consider regarding breast augmentation versus breast lift results.

Breast Lift

The breast lift procedure is accomplished by removing excess skin and then tightening the skin to lift the breast tissue and improve the breast shape. Also, this procedure can help change the look of your nipples and areola to make them more aesthetically pleasing, giving them a perkier look. Incisions will be made in the breast crease and around the nipple-areolar complex where the breast lift scars can be easily concealed.

Breast Augmentation

In contrast, breast augmentation is a procedure that uses implants in order to improve the shape and projection of your breasts. These implants are typically made of silicone or saline, although breast augmentation can also be performed using fat transfer from another area of your body.

Who is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Breast lift procedures are a good option for women that have sagging breasts. Breast lifts can be a more natural solution since it doesn’t require implants (although many patients benefit from a combination procedure that uses implants in addition to a lift). So, patients looking for breast rejuvenation without the risks of implant surgery can find great results with a breast lift. It’s important to keep in mind that a breast lift generally does not produce enhanced volume like a breast augmentation.

There are a few ways breast lifts can be performed and, in order to find what best suits your body and your needs, you should set up a private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emile Brown. Your treatment options differ based on the state of your breasts, the amount of sagging, and your realistic goals. From these factors, Dr. Brown can plan the right procedure for you.

Do You Need a Breast Lift?

It’s important to understand your reasons for considering breast lift surgery in order to communicate your desired outcome to your plastic surgeon.

Some common reasons women opt for a breast lift are:

  • Nipples that point downward
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Unusually-shaped breasts
  • Nipple/Areola that fall under the crease of the breast

If you are concerned with both the size and shape of your breast, augmentation and lift can be combined into one surgical procedure. Similarly, a breast lift and breast reduction surgery are combined for a better contour after reducing the size of large breasts.

Schedule a Consultation

A BREAST LIFT in Baltimore can be an excellent option if you’re looking for breast rejuvenation without implants. Contact DR. EMILE BROWN at THE AESTHETIC CENTER AT WOODHOLME today if you have any questions about what is right for you or to schedule your BREAST LIFT CONSULTATION. We invite you to call or fill out our online form.

Dr. Ira D. Papel is certified in Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Papel earned his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from Boston University of Medicine. He completed a residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Papel is considered an international expert in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and facial aesthetic surgery.