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Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift?

woman considering breast surgery
Breast augmentation and breast lift surgery are two popular cosmetic breast procedures, each meant to address a very specific set of concerns. Breast augmentation increases or restores breast volume while creating a more flattering shape. Meanwhile, a breast lift focuses on issues such as sagging tissue and low breast position for a youthful and uplifted result.

It is important to choose the right procedure for your needs and goals. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between these two breast surgeries, and when it may make sense to combine them.

Enhancing Size and Shape with Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation increases breast size and enhances breast shape using implants. With this procedure, issues such as small breast size and lost breast volume due to pregnancy or weight loss can all be addressed.

To create a fuller and more balanced bustline, breast augmentation can also be tailored to concerns such as poor breast projection and breast asymmetry. The procedure may elevate breast position to a certain degree, but it will not solve significant sagging.

Rejuvenating Sagging Breasts with a Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery is an ideal solution to breast ptosis. It elevates the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. The goal is to restore a more youthful position and firmness.

A breast lift can also return downward-facing nipples to their ideal position. Sometimes the areola becomes larger over time, and this is something that a breast lift can correct as well. The procedure will not significantly change breast size or add fullness to the upper part of the breast.

Combining Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift Surgeries

You may find that your breasts have changed in numerous ways over the years. If you are looking to correct issues related to breast size and breast position, a combination surgery is likely your best bet. Combining breast implants with a lift allows you to enjoy the benefits of each procedure.

Get Recommendations From an Edina Plastic Surgeon

A free in-office consultation with Dr. David Smith is the best way to learn which breast procedure is right for you. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been helped countless women achieve their ideal results. You can trust his recommendations to align with your unique needs and goals.

Call 952-922-0895 today to arrange your free consultation. Our practice serves Edina, Richfield, Bloomington, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding areas of Minnesota.