Breast augmentation or breast lift – which one is right for you?  


If you’ve had enough of the look of your breasts, there are many options available to you, but they essentially boil down to two main procedures: breast augmentation and the breast lift. Both procedures are safe, and both get results. But we find that certain clients are confused over which one is right for them. So let’s take a closer look at them.

A breast lift – as the name implies – aims to raise and firm the breasts without increasing cup size. It also works as a fix for sagging breasts, repositioning the nipples for a more natural look, and reducing the appearance of enlarged areola.

Breast augmentation is essentially what people talk about when they refer to a ‘boob job’. It’s a procedure which increases a woman’s cup size with the insertion of saline or silicone implants.

What occurs during these breast surgery procedures?

A breast lift procedure, usually involves the making of an incision 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.

So, if you’re physically healthy and fully developed, but you feel that your breasts have sagged or lost shape and volume due to the ageing process, a breast lift is the answer. If you’re similarly healthy and mature, but feel that your breasts are too small (or that they have lost shape due to ageing, pregnancy or weight loss), breast augmentation would be the ideal procedure.

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