Many women considering a breast lift ask the question, “Should I add breast implants to my lift or not?” In short, the answer depends on your specific needs and goals.
While the primary goal of a breast lift is to improve breast sagging, the goal of breast augmentation is to increase volume and/or to correct asymmetry. If your personal goals overlap with both of these elements, a combined breast lift with implants might be right for you. Otherwise, one or the other could be suitable.
To help you decide, take a look at the answers to some of the most common questions about a breast lift vs. augmentation.
Will a Breast Lift Alone Make My Breasts Smaller?
During a breast lift, your cosmetic surgeon will remove and tighten excess skin while repositioning breast tissue. Breast tissue in the lower portion of your breasts may be moved to your upper breasts to reduce sagging and create a lifted, firmer appearance.
Because of this, your breasts may appear slightly smaller than before your breast lift, though this difference is typically very minor. If you want your breasts to be perkier and larger, a breast lift with implants could be right for you.
Does a Breast Lift with Implants Take Longer?
Adding implants to your breast lift should not significantly increase your surgery time, though it can add a small amount of time to the overall procedure. A breast lift on its own usually takes around 3 hours to complete, depending on the specifics of your procedure.
Does Adding Implants to a Breast Lift Lengthen Recovery?
No, adding breast implants to your breast lift will not affect your recovery time. One of the benefits of combining the procedures is that you’ll only need a single recovery period.
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