Is Breast Lift Or Breast Augmentation Right For Me?

bikini-womanAlthough both breast augmentation and breast lift surgery are designed to change the appearance of the breasts, these two procedures use very different surgical approaches to achieve distinct goals. For women who have lost a significant amount of breast volume or simply wish to enhance the volume of the breast, a breast augmentation with implants or fat grafting can increase the overall cup size. However, a breast augmentation is not meant to change the position of the nipple and areola.

If your breasts have lost their youthful appearance and are beginning to sag to a lower position on the chest wall, a breast lift can reshape and elevate the breasts. By eliminating excess skin, contouring your existing breast tissue, and raising the position of the nipple/areola, you can reverse the loss of skin elasticity that often results from pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight loss, or the aging process.

During the consultation process, a physical exam and a discussion of your cosmetic goals will help Dr. Zemmel determine whether breast augmentation or a breast lift can best meet your individual needs and expectations. Innovative technology – such as the Vectra® 3D Imaging system – can show you a “preview” of your possible results and may further inform your decision. Some of our patients even elect to combine breast augmentation with breast lift surgery for a more comprehensive makeover.

Dr. Neil J. Zemmel

If you would like to learn more information about breast surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today!