Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift: Which One Is Right for You?

woman outside smilingPregnancy, breastfeeding, fluctuations in weight or aging can all impact the breasts, leaving them lifeless, saggy or with an otherwise altered shape. If you’re not satisfied with how your breasts look, you may be considering some type of breast enhancement surgery to breathe new life into your appearance. But which procedure will meet your needs?

A Breast Augmentation Adds Volume

Women who are unhappy with their breast size often opt for breast augmentation. There are a wide range of implant options to choose from, which allows for your breast augmentation to be customized to meet your unique needs. And you don’t have to want supersized breasts to benefit from breast augmentation.Growing numbers of women are requesting more modestly-sized breast implants for subtle, natural-looking results.

A Breast Lift Elevates

Breast implants are available in a range of shapes and sizes.

Where a breast augmentation adds volume to the breasts, a lift elevates them. A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, can help correct sagging breaststo offer you a more rejuvenated look. During a breast lift, your plastic surgeon will remove excess tissue, raise the nipple and areola and reshape the breast for a wholly revitalized outcome.

When a Combination Approach Is Best

When considering breast enhancement procedures, it doesn’t have to be one or the other. Many women experience the best of both worlds with a combined approach. It’s common for plastic surgeons to do a breast augmentation and breast lift during the same procedure. To explore your breast enhancement options, schedule a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon.


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Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift: Which One Is Right for You?
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Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift: Which One Is Right for You?
Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. James Koehler of Fairhope, Alabama explains how breast augmentation and breast lifts can revitalize your appearance.
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Eastern Shore Cosmetic Surgery
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