Choosing Between Breast Augmentation and Lift

Making the choice to surgically enhance a part of your body is a big decision, which is why it is important to be informed about which procedures are the best fit to address your needs and concerns. Dr. Pugash put together this helpful guide to give a little more information on the differences between breast augmentation and breast lift. If you would like to learn more about these procedures or schedule a consult, please call (604) 522-5199 or go here.

Breast Augmentation

Most women who inquire about aesthetic breast surgery are a candidate for increased breast volume. If the breast is small or has lost volume due to pregnancy, weight loss or the passage of time, yet is not excessively droopy, an implant can fill out the breast and lead to a happy patient.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is appropriate for women whose breasts have sagged due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging. This procedure reduces the areolar, raises the nipples to a more suitable level and removes excess breast skin. The breast is firmer and generally higher.

Breast Augmentation with Lift

A breast lift alone cannot reliably and lastingly increase the fullness of the upper breast. When the breast is so droopy that a lift is required, an implant is nearly always placed to to provide fullness of the upper pole.