Breast Lift Vs. Implants
With pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as with the natural aging process, many women find the shape, size, and projection of their breasts slowly morphs, changing the fit of many of their favorite outfits. Both breast augmentation with implants and breast lift surgery can revitalize the chest and boost self-confidence. However, these two approaches address separate issues. Let’s take a look at breast lift vs implants.
What it achieves: Lifted, more youthful breasts that sit higher on the chest wall.
Incision placement: Depending on the extent of the lift needed, incisions may be made in the following areas:
- around the areolae
- around the areolae and vertically down from the areola to the breast crease
- around the areolae, vertically down from the breast crease and along the breast crease itself.
More youthful-looking breasts
Lifted, more perky breasts
Reduces areolae (if they have become enlarged over time)
A more shapely breast appearance
More proportionate breasts
Attractively upward-tilted nipples
Provides a better fit in clothing
Who is it for? A breast lift is for women whose breasts are sagging or drooping due to age or pregnancy. This can include enlarged areolae and drooping, downward-turning nipples.
Procedure length: 2-3 hours
Recovery length: 2-3 weeks before returning to sedentary work, 4-6 weeks before exercise, and more strenuous activities.
What it achieves: Increased breast volume, size, and shape. Improved breast symmetry and a rounder, more shapely, and appealing female physique.
Incision placement: Depending on the implant type, incisions may be in the following areas:
- under the crease of the breasts
- around a portion of the areola
- in the natural folds of the armpits.
Full, round, attractive breasts
Very long-lasting results
Restored breasts after pregnancy or aging
Aesthetic breast symmetry
Provides a better and more attractive fit in clothing
Who is it for?
Breast implants are for healthy women who want larger, rounder breasts, whether they have naturally smaller breasts, or have experienced breast deflation due to age or pregnancy.
Procedure length: 1-2 hours
Recovery length: 1-2 weeks before returning to sedentary work, 4-6 weeks before exercise, and more strenuous activities.
Breast Lift Vs Implants - Which is Right for You?
If you’re looking for a size increase, a breast implant procedure may be ideal for you. If you would like a higher, more youthful breast appearance, a breast lift is probably your ideal procedure. However, many women choose to do a combination approach and have both procedures at once to achieve the most outstanding results. This creates a full, round, lifted, and youthful appearance that is proportionate and attractive, providing a renewed sense of security in how you look. For more information on breast lift vs implants, contact Dr. Brian Shafa in Beverly Hills today to discuss your options for rejuvenating your figure after pregnancy and breastfeeding.