Breast Lift vs. Implants: Which Is Best for Me?

If you’re thinking of getting breast surgery, you may be wondering if you’d benefit from a breast lift or breast implants. However, choosing which one is best for you may be a daunting task.

Breast Lift

If a woman is happy with the size of her breast but not the position, a breast lift may be the answer they’re looking for. Some women’s breasts tend to lose shape and volume due to weight loss, childbirth, or age. A procedure that can help with this is a mastopexy (breast lift). This procedure lifts, firms, and adds volume to the breasts for a brand new contour by removing the sagging skin and reshaping the breast so it’ll sit higher on the chest. Even though this technique doesn’t make the breasts larger, it will improve the shape, volume, and firmness of the breast and create a more youthful appearance.

Breast Implants

For some women, breast implants are the optimal choice. Reasons for women wanting to get breast implants can range from having asymmetrical breasts to fitting into clothes better or to simply enlarge their breasts. Saline and silicone implants are the most common form of breast implants. However, fat grafting is becoming an increasingly popular procedure for enlarging breasts. The plastic surgeon will remove fat from one area of the body and place it to another. Fat transfers for a breast augmentation are designed to lift the breasts to a higher position which will add volume and enhance the shape, resulting in a more youthful and prominent appearance.

The choice for a breast lift or implants is a personal choice, each has their own special benefits.  Sometimes a breast lift or implants may improve a woman’s self-image by boosting their self-esteem and feeling more confident. As always, you should consult with a plastic surgeon to see which option is best for you and your body.

If you’re interested in a breast augmentation, contact Dr. Gregory Roche today. From breast implants to hormone replacement therapy, we can discuss all your cosmetic surgery options.