Breast Lift Versus Breast Augmentation: Which Is Right for You?

Are you unhappy with the cup size or shape of your breasts? Or are you bothered by breasts that droop due to age or breastfeeding? Maybe both make you self-conscious about your chest.

If you’re unhappy with how your breasts look and are considering surgery to improve their appearance, you may be wondering what type of surgery is right for you.

At the Aesthetic Surgery Center, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Elliott H. Rose, can answer your questions about breast surgeries. He suggests you consider the following questions to get a better idea as to whether augmentation or a lift is right for you. 

Do you want more volume in your breasts?

If you desire a larger cup size, breast augmentation is your best option. This procedure uses either silicone or saline implants to add size. Dr. Rose can help you determine which implant choice and style is right for you.

Are your breasts different sizes?

Breast augmentation can even out breasts that appear to be different cup sizes. Implants are customizable, so you could add volume just to the breast that seems smaller or add volume to both breasts with a little extra in the smaller breast to create balance.

Do your breasts sag?

If you have breasts that droop under their weight, a breast lift may be the right choice to establish a more raised position. Usually this drooping occurs because the skin around the breasts has stretched out and no amount of exercise or diet can lift it back up. 

During a breast lift, Dr. Rose trims away excess skin and lifts the remaining tissue to restore a higher profile. He can also reset the areolas and nipples to align forward rather than downward. Your breasts will look more like they did before aging, childbirth, breastfeeding, and weight changes altered their appearance.

Are you unhappy with the shape of your breasts?

If your breasts sit high up on your chest, but appear pointy or flat, breast augmentation can help you achieve a rounder, fuller look. Breast implants are available in a rounded or teardrop shape. 

Dr. Rose can help you determine which option best balances out your physique and looks most natural.

Have you always had a petite or flat chest?

If you have a genetically small chest, augmentation can help you achieve a more feminine fullness. Implants can create a cup size that makes you feel more confident about wearing a bikini or getting intimate with a partner. 

Did your breasts change during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Having a baby takes a toll on a woman’s body, especially the breasts. Breast augmentation and a breast lift done together make sense when you have breast complaints due to pregnancy. 

Augmentation restores the volume loss resulting from breastfeeding, while a lift can raise up breasts that are elongated and droopy due to pregnancy weight changes and physical stress. If you have complaints about lost volume and breast height, Dr. Rose can combine augmentation and a lift to get you the best results.

If you’re considering breast surgery, contact our Upper East Side office to set up a consultation with Dr. Rose. During this appointment, he can get a better idea of your goals, and after an exam, he’ll offer his recommendation as to the best breast surgery option for you. 

See why women in New York City trust Dr. Rose to improve the appearance of their breasts. Call us or book your visit online today. 

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