Breast surgery is extremely popular among women today. In fact, breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S. However, there is another breast procedure that is often done to help enhance the breasts: a breast lift. One thing about breast lifts is that people commonly confuse them with breast augmentations or believe that they can achieve the same outcomes. However, these two procedures are very different. Read on to learn more about what exactly a breast lift can and can’t do.

A Breast Lift Can: Lift the Breasts

The main function of a breast lift is to lift the breasts up to a perkier, more youthful position. Many women can benefit from this procedure following pregnancy or weight loss, which can cause the breasts to droop and lose volume. During this procedure, the breasts are lifted, and the nipples repositioned to achieve a more youthful breast look.

A Breast Lift Can’t: Enlarge the Breasts

A breast lift is not meant to change the shape or size of your breasts- that can only be achieved with a breast augmentation. However, a breast lift can be combined with a breast augmentation for those who wish to increase the size of their breasts and lift the breasts as well.

What to Expect After a Breast Lift

As with any surgical procedure, there is some downtime required following a breast lift. Most women can return to work within a week, however, overall recovery time may vary depending on the depth of the procedure. Also, be sure to follow Dr. Howland’s specific post-op instructions to help ensure the best results.

If you are interested in learning more about a breast lift in the Salt Lake City or Draper, UT areas, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.