• Breast augmentation or breast lift: what’s right for you?

    breast lift or breast augmentationMost breast procedures fall into two categories: a breast lift and breast augmentation. A breast lift aims to raise and firm the breasts without increasing the cup size, resulting in a new upper-body contour. It also works as a fix for sagging breasts, repositioning the nipples for a more natural look, and reducing the appearance of an enlarged areola. Breast augmentation, on the other hand, is a procedure which increases a woman’s cup size with the insertion of saline or silicone implants.

    Breast augmentation and breast lift: what occurs during these procedures?

    An incision will be made – either around the areola, or around the areola and down to the crease at the bottom of the breast, or around the areola and down to the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease – followed by a lifting and reshaping of the breast tissue and the repositioning the nipples and areola.

    A breast augmentation procedure involves making an incision – usually under the breasts, but sometimes to the side of the breasts – followed by the insertion of an implant. Sometimes, the implant is placed between the breast tissue and chest muscle. In other cases, it is placed under the chest muscle.

    Breast augmentation and breast lift: which procedure is right for you?

    If you’re physically healthy, fully developed and are not interested in a bigger cup size, but you feel that your breasts have sagged or lost shape and volume due to the ageing process, a breast lift is the answer. It’s also the perfect procedure for women who have developed pendulous breasts, or a flatter, elongated shape, or have nipples that point downwards, or have one breast which has become lower than the other.

    The typical breast augmentation candidate is equally healthy and fully developed, and has realistic expectations about how they’d like to look, but feels that their breasts are too small, or that they have lost shape due to aging, pregnancy or weight loss, or feels that the upper part of their breast appears ‘empty’, or has asymmetrical breasts, or one or both breasts have failed to develop or have an elongated shape.

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