Breast Lift vs Breast Augmentation

Are you in the 71% of women who aren’t happy with the appearance of their breasts? If you’re not feeling confident about the way they look, board-certified surgeon, Jamshid Nazarian, MD, FACS, FAMBS, and our team can help. We have cosmetic surgery options that include a breast lift and a breast augmentation.

Depending on your aesthetic goals, it’s important to understand what each procedure offers so you can achieve your desired outcome.

Breast lift

Your breasts can lose their plumpness for reasons, such as:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breast feeding
  • Weight loss
  • Menopause
  • Gravity over time

Also, if you have large breasts, the weight of them can make them sag, which can cause you to lose self-confidence. A breast lift can help restore your breasts, returning them to their previous, youthful position.

To perform this surgical procedure, we remove excess skin and cinch up the tissue around your breasts to give them a more youthful shape. If your areolas have enlarged over time, we can reshape them to a smaller size.

Breast augmentation

A breast augmentation makes the size of your breasts larger. We surgically place breast implants under your breast tissue or under your chest muscles.

A breast augmentation can:

  • Make your breasts larger
  • Correct the symmetry if one is larger than the other
  • Return them to their previous size after weight loss or pregnancy
  • Repair uneven breasts after surgery for other conditions

Breast augmentation can also help you with your self-confidence.

Breast lift and breast augmentation combined

For fuller, rounder, and perkier breasts, we may recommend that we perform a breast lift combined with a breast augmentation to achieve the results you want.

A breast augmentation often benefits from a breast lift to reposition your nipples, preventing them from pointing downward. With a lift, we can position them in a more central location.

Recovery and results

For a smooth recovery, we recommend that you wear a recovery bra to reduce your pain and speed up the healing process. We can offer guidance on what you need for comfort.

To aid with your recovery, have your laundry done and meals prepared before your surgery to lessen the load of housework and cooking after your procedure. Plus, have your prescriptions filled ahead of time. You should also get plenty of rest and stay hydrated to help speed up your healing.

You won’t be able to lift heavy objects or small children if you have any, so make plans to have friends assist you for a few weeks while you recover.

Breast lift and breast augmentation surgeries can take a few months for your breasts to settle into their natural appearance after your surgery. To maintain their shape and keep your results, we recommend that you maintain your weight and a healthy lifestyle.

To schedule a consultation today with Dr. Nazarian, contact our office in Beverly Hills, California, at 310-854-1174 or book your appointment online today. Feel free to send us a message if you have any questions or concerns before you come in.

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