How to choose between a breast augmentation or a breast lift? It’s actually fairly simple depending on your desired goals. Picking the right procedure though is a process that should be guided by a plastic surgeon during a consultation. So what is the ideal procedure for you? Let’s go through the basics:

Breast Augmentation / Breast Implants

Do you want to increase the fullness of your breasts? If you answered yes to this question, a breast augmentation in Draper is most likely ideal for you. When choosing breast augmentation surgery, there are several factors you have to consider, including breast implants size and shape, type of implant, incision placement and more.

Breast Implant Types

There are two common types of breast implants used for aesthetic plastic surgery: saline and silicone.

Saline breast implants are made with a silicone outer shell and a saline salt-water solution filling. This can be an ideal decision for women who have adequate breast tissue, so it can add volume without altering the feeling of the breasts. They are also generally, less costly than their alternative.

Silicone breast implants are made with a silicone outer shell and pre-filled with a silicone gel which mimics the feel of a natural breast. This an excellent option for those who want fuller, larger breasts but with little breast tissue.

Both types of breast implants will provide you the breast enhancement results you’ve been wanting.

Breast Lift

If you have lost volume in the breasts due to genetics, pregnancy, breastfeeding or aging, your breasts may begin to droop, also known as ptosis. A breast lift in Salt Lake City can help correct breast sagging with several methods of breast lift methods available. Although it may redistribute some breast tissue, the volume will stay relatively the same, but your breasts will be repositioned in a higher, perkier area.

Combining a Breast Lift with Augmentation

Each procedure offers their own benefits and downsides says Dr. Cooper. It’s important to understand that breast augmentation will not correct ptosis, just as a breast lift will not correct the lack of fullness. However, in some cases, a breast lift with augmentation can be performed for overall dramatic results.

Making your decision should be aided by a professional plastic surgeon, like Dr. Howland, to ensure you are choosing the best options for you. For more information, contact the office today.