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Some of the most popular cosmetic procedures for women each year are those surgical procedures that target and improve the appearance of the breasts.
In 2020 alone, nearly 315,000 breast surgeries were performed on women, and the most common of these procedures was breast augmentation.
While many women choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery early in their lives (in their 20s), other women wait until later (from their 30s to their 50s and beyond) to improve the size of their breasts.
These women choose to wait until later in life because that is when they see the effects of life events on their breast aesthetic (such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, and age).
However, for this group of women, improving the size and shape of their breasts may not be enough to give them the transformed appearance they so desperately want. Luckily, breast lift surgery can help.
Below, you will find some information to help you understand what a breast lift can do for you and why you may want to think about adding it to your breast augmentation.
What Is the Difference Between a Breast Augmentation and a Breast Lift?
Breast augmentation surgery enhances the size, shape, and fullness of the breasts. The most common way this is done is with the use of breast implants. These implants (either saline implants or silicone implants) are inserted in the breasts to give women a natural-looking improvement to their breast aesthetic.
Breast lift surgery (also known as mastopexy), on the other hand, does not improve the size or volume of the breasts, but rather does just as the name suggests: it lifts the breasts to a more natural and aesthetically pleasing height.
With a breast lift, Dr. Kronowitz will reposition and tighten your breast tissue and remove excess skin to help correct loose and sagging breasts, giving them a perkier and more youthful appearance.
View more transformations by visiting our breast lift and augmentation before and after gallery.
Why Would I Want to Combine These Procedures?
Women choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery because they are unhappy with the size and/or shape of their breasts. And while increasing the size and symmetry of the breasts is fantastic, the reality is that larger, more voluminous implants will not correct sagging breasts.
To beat this issue, it is a smart idea to combine a breast lift with your augmentation.
After your augmentation with a lift, you will have larger, fuller, higher, more youthful breasts that will be turning heads left and right. Whether it’s that cute top or that sexy bikini, you will be able to wear clothing that you never had the figure to pull off before.
In short, combining a breast augmentation and a breast lift will provide a more complete transformation that will allow you to feel comfortable and confident in your new appearance.
Can I Have a Breast Lift Without Implants?
Many women choose to undergo breast lift surgery as a standalone procedure.
These women are content with the size of their breasts and don’t desire an increase in volume, but their breasts are still sagging due to age and/or lifestyle.
Another option for women is combining their breast lift with a fat transfer procedure. Fat transfer to the breasts (also known as fat grafting) is a procedure in which fat is extracted from one area of your body (usually the thighs, abdomen, or buttocks) through liposuction surgery.
This fat is then purified and combined with your own stem cells. After this process, the fat is injected into your breasts to increase breast size and volume naturally. One of the best aspects of fat transfer breast augmentation is that you will have a natural look and feel to your breasts.
If you choose to augment your breast size and shape with fat transfer, a breast lift can be added to give you that more youthful height to your breasts.
Do You Have Any Questions?
If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery, breast lift surgery, or are thinking about combining these procedures, we invite you to contact us at 713-523-0300 or fill our online form to schedule a consultation.