It is common to see breast lift and breast augmentation procedures discussed together in blogs, articles, and even white papers from doctors. Breast lifts have long been done in conjunction with breast implants, making the confusion even worse. Over time, people got the impression that these two procedures were in fact one and that the terms were interchangeable. Here’s what they really mean and why the difference is important.
The first step in understanding the difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation is to break them down by standard definition.
A breast lift -or mastopexy- is a surgical procedure during which the plastic surgeon will make incisions to remove stretched tissue and tighten the breasts, making them perkier without adding size or appearing unnatural.
A breast augmentation surgery is when the plastic surgeon makes your breasts larger, regardless of what is used to create the effect. The most common method is insertion of breast implants.
The biggest difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation is that one is increasing size and the other isn’t.
The breast lift is removing something from your breasts. The breast augmentation is adding something to your breasts. Many times these procedures are done at the same time. It is best to have the surgeon evaluate you to determine how to best help you realize your “breast goals”.
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