Breast Augmentation vs Breast Lift

When you think of the term “plastic surgery” what procedure comes to mind? Many people think of breast augmentation, which is not surprising, since breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S. to date. While breast augmentation can increase the size of your breasts, what do you do if you are dealing with drooping or sagging breasts? Read on to learn more about breast augmentation and breast lift surgery.

Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation is done to increase the size of the breasts or balance out asymmetrical breasts. This procedure is done using either silicone or saline breast implants. Silicone breast implants are filled with a silicone gel, while saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Both implant types have their pros and cons and can be discussed during your consultation. You will also discuss implant placement and incisions options, which will depend on a variety of factors.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is done to lift sagging breasts to a more youthful position. This procedure does not increase the size of the breasts, it only changes their positioning. Excess skin is removed from the breasts and the nipple is also brought up to a perkier position. Many individuals who have experienced childbirth or weight loss can benefit from this procedure.

Which One is Right for You?

Overall, if you are looking to increase the size of your breasts, a breast augmentation is the right choice. Those who are looking to correct sagging breasts can benefit from a breast lift. These procedures can also be combined for those who wish to increase their breast size, as well as lift them to a more youthful position.

If you believe that a breast augmentation or lift may be able to benefit you, contact our Draper, UT office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Howland.