What's the Difference Between a Breast Augmentation and a Breast Lift

Having breasts is a sign of feminity. From reaching puberty to having kids, you’ve probably noticed many changes happen to your breasts as you get older — some not so pleasant. You might not have the perky, round breasts you once had in your 20s, making swimming suits and low-cut dresses hard to wear. 

Do you want to increase the size of your breasts? Do you want supple breasts again? L.A. Viñas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa with three locations in Florida provide breast augmentation and breast lifts to women who want to improve their sex appeal. Here we explain the difference between the two so you can decide which one is for you.

How your breasts change 

By age 40 and on, most women experience a change in the size and shape of their breasts. Your breasts may not be as glandular as when you were young, and now are softer and saggier.  

You may have noticed more space form between your breasts. Some women experience a decrease in the size of their breasts, while others notice their areolas have shrunken. While all these changes are normal and attributed to hormonal changes, many women wish to improve the appearance of their breasts.

Increase your cup size

If your breast size decreased or if you want to enhance your curves, breast augmentation can help you get the full breasts you’ve always wanted. This surgery can help you achieve a more symmetrical breast appearance while giving you a more youthful figure.

As a specialized cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation inserts silicone or saline implants under your natural breast tissue to give a more pleasing appearance. Luis A. Viñas has helped women across the country boost their confidence with breast augmentation. When you’re deciding what shape or size of implants, Dr. Viñas takes several factors into consideration like:

Breast augmentation is considered major surgery and may take up to six weeks to recover. It is important to note that as breast augmentation increases cup size, it does not move your breasts to a higher position.

Get perky breasts

Sagging is a common concern for many aging women. Childbirth and gravity are two factors that may cause your breasts to sit lower than you’d like. Breast lifts are the answer for women who want to improve the shape and position of their natural breasts without changing the size.

During a breast lift procedure, Dr. Viñas makes an incision to removes excess skin and reshape the breast tissue. He raises the nipple to a more desirable position and can reduce the size of the areola if needed. 

If you have a good amount of sagging, you might be a good candidate for a breast lift. One way to tell this is by placing a pencil underneath the fold of your breasts. Does the pencil stay held under your breasts? If yes, a good amount of sagging is present that a breast lift can alleviate.

Better together

Breast augmentation plus a breast lift can be performed together for women who would want the most dramatic improvement. If you’re looking to increase your breast size and get a higher-sitting position, the two procedures are commonly done together for the most youthful look. Undergoing both procedures together does not increase your potential risks and offers the best outcome for most patients.

The best way to decide whether breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both together is best for you is by meeting with Dr. Viñas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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