BreastsIf you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, you may have considered undergoing surgery to correct or augment your chest. Cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation and a breast lift can help enhance and/or restore your breasts back to their original appearance. So whether you’ve lost volume as a result of breastfeeding or just want to increase your bust size, these popular surgeries can certainly help.

The only problem is, what is the difference between a breast lift and a breast augmentation? And how do you know which procedure is right for you?

First, take a look at the crucial differences between these surgeries:

  • Breast Lift: This cosmetic procedure is designed to address drooping and lost volume as a result of pregnancy, weight loss, breastfeeding, or just getting older. A breast lift surgery involves repositioning the nipple to a more youthful place on the breast, as well as removing excess skin. Ultimately the size of the breasts won’t change; just the position.
  • Breast Augmentation: This surgery involves using silicone or saline implants to augment the size of the bust. Candidates for this surgery may have asymmetrical breasts, or they may be unhappy with their chest size. Your plastic surgeon will use Crisalix 3D imaging to help you choose the right implant size based on your desired results.

Now that you know the difference between a breast lift and a breast augmentation, how do you know which procedure to pick? If you’re looking to increase your breast size, you’ll probably want a breast augmentation. If your nipples are pointed down toward your feet as a result of lost volume, you may want to explore your breast lift options.

To learn more about these procedures, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rudy Coscia at his new plastic surgery practice in Granite Bay, CA. Dr. Coscia’s practices also serve Coeur d’Alene and the Sacramento metro area. Granite Bay (916) 773-5559 and Sacramento (916) 929-1833

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