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Breast Lift vs Breast Augmentation: Which is Right For You?

Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your breasts? Here’s what you need to know about a breast lift vs breast augmentation, and which cosmetic procedure is right for you.

Due to aging and forces of gravity, many women look for ways to improve the shape and/or lift of their breasts. Depending on your specific concerns and aesthetic goals, cosmetic breast surgery, whether it’s a breast reduction, lift or the use of breast implants, can address a number of issues, including:

  • Small breasts
  • Disproportionality heavy breasts
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Sagging


Customized Breast Surgery in Kelowna

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

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Breast Lift vs Breast Implants: What’s the Difference?

Many women opt to have some form of breast surgery, whether they want to balance out their figure by way of a breast reduction or augmentation, or restore the look they had prior to pregnancy or age, which may involve a breast lift.

If you are considering a breast surgery, here’s what you need to know about the difference between breast augmentation and a breast lift:

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is performed to enhance the size and shape of your breasts by using saline or silicone implants. Your plastic surgeon may recommend this procedure if your breasts:

  • Are asymmetrical
  • Have become smaller due to weight loss
  • Have lost firmness due to age or pregnancy
  • Are too small for your body

Silicone vs Saline Implants

The type of implants that are chosen depends highly on the individual patient. You can opt for either silicone or saline implants and they can be shaped to be either anatomical or round. The size is often determined by your body type and aesthetic goals.



What a Breast Augmentation CANNOT Do

While a breast augmentation can enlarge the size and projection of your breasts, it CANNOT lift them. If you desire a lift, then you may want to talk to your surgeon about a breast lift.

Breast Lift

For women who are aging, have lost a significant amount of weight, or who have experienced pregnancy and breastfeeding, sagging or deflated breasts are a common problem. A breast lift is designed to recreate the natural lift of your breasts for a more pleasing and youthful appearance.

Your cosmetic surgeon may suggest a breast lift if:

  • Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape
  • One breast is lower than the other
  • Your breasts sag or have lost shape/volume
  • You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
  • Your nipples point downwards

What a Breast Lift CANNOT Do

While a breast lift can improve the shape of your breasts, it will NOT change their size. If you want your breasts to look fuller, you may want to consider an augmentation.



Breast Augmentation Mastopexy

A breast augmentation mastopexy is a breast surgery that combines a breast lift procedure with an augmentation to provide a completely rejuvenated breast appearance.

Patients who will benefit most from this combined surgery are those that not only have sagging breasts, but who have also lost fullness in their upper breast area.


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To find out which breast surgery can help you achieve all your aesthetic goals, or to learn more about how our team of board-certified plastic surgeons can customize your treatments for the safest and most satisfactory results, visit our Kelowna clinic at 401 - 3320 Richter St., Kelowna, B.C. V1W 4V5.

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