Which is Right for You: Breast Augmentation and/or Breast Lift?
If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your breasts, there are many surgical breast procedures available. While breast augmentation is the most popular breast procedure option, a breast lift can also be a very effective choice. If you are unsure which procedure is right for you, read on for a breakdown on each.
About Breast Augmentation
Women who wish to increase the fullness of their breasts can benefit from a breast augmentation. Breast augmentation increases the size of the breasts using implants. There are many factors that need to be considered before undergoing breast augmentation including the type of implant, implant size, and incision placement.
There are two types of breast implants used today: saline and silicone. The type of implant used is dependent on your desired results, your anatomy, and your personal preference. While silicone implants tend to feel closer to natural breast tissue, they are often more expensive and require a larger incision to place them into the breast pocket. Saline implants can be placed through a smaller incision, but do not boast the natural feel of silicone implants. No matter which implant is used, both types can last 10-15 years and are FDA-approved for safe results.
Breast augmentation surgery does not correct drooping breasts. If you desire to improve the perkiness of your breasts, a breast lift may be required.
About Breast Lift
Those who wish to raise the breasts to a more youthful position can benefit from a breast lift. Drooping of the breasts can occur due to many factors, including pregnancy and breastfeeding, aging, and weight fluctuations. Oftentimes, patients undergo a breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift for a full rejuvenation of the breasts. There are different breast lift incisions to choose from, which will be determined based on individual anatomy, desired result, and the surgeon’s recommendation.
A breast lift cannot increase the size of the breasts; only a breast augmentation can achieve an increase in size.
Overall, both breast augmentation and breast lift can improve the appearance of the breasts. If you are interested in learning more about either of these procedures, contact our Troy office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Trupiano.