Breast Augmentation vs Breast Lift: Which is Right for You?

Surgery of any sort is stressful. Augmentation of any kind especially is a decision not to be taken lightly. Breast augmentation is even trickier when there are situations when a breast lift may be the better choice. The decision-making process likely begins with researching the experts, and a short list of plastic surgeons made.

Breast augmentation corrects issues both aesthetically and physically. If someone is seeking a larger cup size, argumentation is the way to go, however, if it is more of a drooping issue, there are options. The patient is the ultimate judge. However, plastic surgeons may examine how extreme the unseemly, and sometimes painful, dropping is.

Breast Augmentation

  • If the dropping is minimal and the nipples are central to the breasts and do not point downwardly.
  • If the patient is willing to go up a cup and has prime, healthy skin to hold an implant.
  • If the patient wants to return to the youthful roundness and firmness of their breasts.

Breast Lift

  • If the patient's breasts are severely drooping and the nipples point southwardly.
  • If the patient does not have firm skin visible when examined and cannot withstand an implant.
  • If the patient is an average breast size and does not wish to enlarge, rather, to keep their size and merely reshape.

In the end, the finality of the decision belongs to the patient and the patient alone. Whether a patient gets a second opinion or continues their research, the options are there and questions are available to pose to surgeons. 

If you're looking for breast surgery options and would like to speak to a certified doctor, contact Dr. Gregory Roche today,