How to Choose Between a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?

Woman in white bra covering her small breast with her handsIf you are unhappy with the appearance of your chest, it can impact your self-image and confidence. Modern cosmetic surgery is a safe and effective option to achieve the look you want, with long-lasting results. However, increasing your breast size is not the only option for enhancing or improving your appearance.

Breast augmentation is among the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed today. It has been performed for many to safely and effectively give women a look they desire. With modern implant materials, the results are lasting even longer, with some implants able to remain in place for up to 15 years.

Although breast augmentation can affect the shape and position of the breast, the primary purpose is to increase the size or firmness. A breast lift, on the other hand, has minimal effect on the size and shape of the breast. Breast augmentation may be the better option for women with smaller breasts that are in a relatively good position and do not have a lot of loose skin.

Instead, a breast lift procedure is used to raise the breast and reposition them to give a more toned appearance. Depending on the position and amount of loose skin before the breast lift procedure, a breast lift alone may decrease the size of the breasts while the overall position and tone will be improved.

Breast lifts on their own may be the better choice for women with a lot of loose skin on their chest or sagging breasts. Although this procedure can affect the size, it is better for women who don’t have overly large breasts.

Despite the differences, these procedures can be combined into a single surgery. Although the overall appearance will be significantly different, this will reduce the recovery time as only one surgery is performed.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breast, call Main Line Plastic Surgery in Bryn Mawr, PA, at 484-222-0010 or visit Whether you want to increase the size or achieve a more toned appearance of your breasts, Dr. Jean has the experience and skills to give you the exact look you want.

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