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How to Decide Between a Breast Augmentation and a Breast Lift

Are you feeling conscious about the appearance of your breasts? This guide helps you understand the difference between a breast augmentation and a breast lift and can help you decide which procedure is best for your aesthetic needs.

Whether it’s due to aging, gravity, pregnancy, or breast feeding, many women are searching for ways to improve the shape and size of their breasts. Depending on your concerns, cosmetic breast surgery, such as a mastopexy (breast lift) or a breast augmentation can address a number of concerns, including breasts that are:

  • Sagging
  • Too small
  • Disproportionately large
  • Asymmetrical
  • Misshapen


Customized Breast Surgery at Our Kelowna Private Hospital

Breast surgery is not a one-size-fits all solution. From a mastopexy or a breast augmentation to a breast reduction, the team of board-certified plastic surgeons at our Kelowna private hospital have the knowledge, training, and expertise, to counsel you on which cosmetic surgery, or combination, is best for you.

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Mastopexy vs Breast Augmentation: What You Need to Know

Today, many women are deciding to undergo some form of breast surgery, whether it’s to balance out their figure with a breast augmentation or restore the look they had before pregnancy with a mastopexy.


Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

Sagging breasts are a very common problem in women who have experienced pregnancy, extreme weight loss, or who are aging. If you are suffering from this issue, a breast lift can recreate the natural lift of your breasts for a more aesthetically pleasing and youthful look.

You may want to consider one if:

  • Your breasts have sagged or lost their volume
  • Nipples and areolas point downwards
  • One breast is lower than the other
  • You have stretched skin on your breast and enlarged areolas
  • Your breasts have a flatter and elongated shape


What Can a Mastopexy NOT ACHIEVE?

Before undergoing any plastic surgery, it’s important to understand what the outcome will be. While a breast lift can improve the shape of your breasts, it cannot change their size or round out the upper part of your breasts.

If you are looking for a more fuller look, then you may want to consider breast augmentation.


Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic surgeries and is designed to enhance the size and shape of your breasts using artificial implants. It is often recommended for patients whose breasts:

  • Are too small for their body
  • Are asymmetrical
  • Have become less firm over time
  • Have lost volume due to weight loss


Should I Choose Saline or Silicone Implants?

The type of implants you decide on for your breast augmentation depends on individual preferences. You have the choice between silicone or saline and the size of these will be determined by your body type and preference.

What Can a Breast Augmentation NOT ACHIEVE?

While a breast augmentation can enlarge the size or your breasts, it cannot lift them. If this is what you are looking for, then a breast lift is a better option for you.

To read about what you can expect after surgery, read 4 Things You Will Need After Breast Augmentation Surgery.


Achieve ALL Your Goals With a Breast Augmentation Mastopexy

If you want both a lift and an increase in breast size, then why not consider a breast augmentation mastopexy? This breast surgery combines both breast augmentation and lift procedures and is designed to produce a completely rejuvenated breast.

Is a Breast Augmentation Mastopexy Right For Me?

Patients who will benefit most from this combined surgery are those who not only have sagging breasts, but who have also lost volume in their upper breast area. During a consultation, your plastic surgeon can help determine if this procedure can benefit you.

For more about what you can expect, view our Pre-Screening Information Form

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our breast surgery, and how our team of board certified plastic surgeons can help you achieve your aesthetic goals in a safe and quick manner, visit us at 401-3320 Richter St, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 250-868-9799 or fill in our online contact form.

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