How to Decide if You Need a Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift

Breast augmentation is one of the five most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S., with 193,073 procedures performed in 2020. Yet another operation that improves the appearance of the breasts is the breast lift.

87,051 breast lift procedures were performed in 2020, a 65% increase since 2000. This dramatic increase demonstrates the increasing awareness regarding a breast lift. It is essential patients consider both breast augmentation and a breast lift, as the results from both procedures differ significantly, and the motivation for desiring breast surgery varies from patient to patient.

In this article, Dr. Yash discusses the most common motivating factors for breast surgery and looks at the benefits and nuances between the two procedures in achieving a patients’ goals.

Common Desired Outcomes for Breast Surgery

Want Breasts to Sit Higher for a More Youthful Look

Wanting the breasts to be positioned higher on the chest wall in a firmer setting is a highly desirable aesthetic for the breasts. A breast lift is the best option for patients who are happy with their breast size yet who want to alter their position and firmness.

Excess skin above and around the breasts is removed during a breast lift and then reconnected. This pulls the breast higher, makes them sit more firmly, and also positions the areola in a more forward-facing, youthful position.

Want Larger Breasts to Better Fill Out Clothes

If size is your goal, then breast augmentation is the best option. By adding implants to the breasts, the overall size and shape of the breasts are increased and altered. Patients can discuss their desired aesthetic goals with Dr. Yash and select the breast implant size and shape accordingly.

Want a More Athletic and Comfortable Bust

With more and more people enjoying an active lifestyle, women also desire a physique that compliments their way of life. As such, a breast lift can reestablish a beautiful but comfortable bust by keeping the size of the breasts down but keeping their positioning, movement, and appearance trim and youthful.

Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift in Dallas, TX

Dr. Yash is a world-class plastic surgeon with an established and highly reputable clinic in Dallas, Texas. Conducting all patient consultations and operations personally, his patients enjoy a truly patient-focused experience from an industry-leading, peer-reviewed, and published doctor.

Breast surgeries are among his specialties, and Dr. Yash’s patients are nurtured and guided towards the best decisions for realizing their goals. If you’re of two minds about whether to get a breast augmentation or breast lift, then reach out to Dr. Yash Avashia in Dallas, TX, on (469) 249-9615 or via this online form to arrange a virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.