How to Decide If You Need a Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift

Both breast augmentation and breast lift surgery can improve the appearance of the bust, but they are designed to address different issues.

Breast augmentation focuses on adding volume, ideal projection, and a more curvaceous figure. A breast lift focuses more on eliminating loose and sagging breast tissue, improving breast position and restoring a youthful look to the breasts.

So how do you decide which one is best for you? Read on to learn more and determine which one or both will best help you reach your goals.

Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery addresses breast ptosis, the sagging of tissue and skin that can produce an aged and unappealing look to the chest. At Widder Plastic Surgery, Dr. Shlomo Widder reshapes the breasts’ contours, lifts the breasts up to a more youthful position, removes loose skin, restores the breasts’ firmness, and changes the appearance of the nipples and areolas for total rejuvenation of the bust.

It’s important to remember that a breast lift procedure is not designed or meant to produce the same results as a breast augmentation. Rather than increase volume, a breast lift counteracts the effects of gravity due to extreme weight change, pregnancy, or age.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation utilizes implants to improve the size and shape of the breasts. With augmentation, issues like asymmetrical breast tissue, small breast size, and a lack of breast projection can all be addressed to produce a fuller and more flattering bust.

In this procedure, Dr. Widder uses round, smooth, and moderate profile saline breast implants, a type that he prefers because he has found them to be far more beneficial to his patients. There is no risk of malformation of the breast shape if the implants move from the pocket, and they are much safer to insert.

Combing A Breast Lift with Augmentation

A breast lift can cause a slight reduction in size. While this is not an issue for some patients, if your breasts are already smaller than you’d like, it may be a good idea to ask about combing your breast lift with a breast augmentation.

Weight fluctuation, pregnancy, nursing, and even just the process of aging can cause volume loss and ptosis in the breasts. In these cases, it may be best to add implants to your breast lift.

With over 30 years of experience as a Double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Widder understands that not all two women are the same. During your consultation, he will listen carefully to your individual goals, thoroughly assess your shape and frame, and provide you with honest information about your surgical options so you can have the results of your dreams.

Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Widder Today

Dr. Widder is one of the most sought-after and extensively trained plastic surgeons in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia area. He is known for his patient-centric approach, knowledge, skill, and commitment to patient safety. To schedule your consultation, contact us through our website or call (703) 506-0300 today.