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Breast Lift vs Augmentation

As you age the appearance of your breasts can change in shape and size. This can be exacerbated by pregnancy, breastfeeding, and major weight fluctuations for many women. Due to this, many women feel less confident about their appearance. Feeling confident about your appearance is important for your self-esteem and mental health. If you are considering cosmetic surgery to enhance the look of your breasts, should you try a breast lift vs augmentation?

Breast Lift vs Augmentation

Below you will find helpful information on a breast lift vs augmentation so you can decide which is right for you.

Breast Lift

The natural aging process results in a loss of elasticity in your skin. This can lead to sagging and the natural firmness in your breasts can diminish. This can leave your chest looking flat and saggy. A breast lift in Beverly Hills can improve the look of your chest as it essentially raises and reshapes your breasts. A lift can provide a firmer and rounder look to your chest. During the procedure, excess skin around your breasts is removed.

In addition, the size of your areola can also be reduced to look more natural with the new shape of your chest. It is also repositioned to ensure that your breasts look perky. Unlike an augmentation, nothing is added to your breasts. The procedure focuses on reshaping and removing excess skin to improve the shape and perkiness of your breasts. The results look natural and can restore your confidence in your body.

Breast Augmentation

While a breast lift can reshape your breasts, an augmentation involves enlarging your breasts. This is done through the insertion of silicone or saline implants. Depending on the look you want, the implant can be inserted being the chest muscle or breast tissue. This is a great procedure for those who want to both improve and enlarge your breasts. An augmentation can enlarge your breasts, add symmetry to your body shape, and add symmetry to your chest if both of your breasts aren’t the same size or shape.

Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills

Some people may choose a lift or augmentation alone, but the procedures can be combined. Combining a lift with an augmentation is a great way to get the most out of both procedures to enhance your results. There isn’t a need to add as much volume when it comes to the implant if you also get a lift. This can provide outstanding results as the breast is correctly positioned and has a more voluminous shape. If you are unsure what is right for you, schedule a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon. The team at Gabbay Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills have years of experience assisting patients in restoring and improving the look of their breasts.

Your Consultation

The first step towards improving your look is scheduling a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Gabbay will conduct a medical assessment looking at:

  • Your medical history
  • Any current medical issues
  • Medications you are taking
  • And a physical assessment

The physical assessment will entail an examination of your breasts to determine the looseness of your skin, the degree of breast sagging, how much excess skin you have, determine your nipple position, and examine the size and position of your areola.

In order to be a good candidate for the procedure, you should be in good physical and mental health, have breasts that are fully developed, and be a non-smoker. You should also be in good physical shape and around your desired weight (in the normal weight range). During your consultation it’s important to discuss your expectations with your surgeon. This can ensure that you are both on the same page in terms of potential outcomes before your surgery.

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