Should I Have a Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift

December 18, 2017
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Many women who are considering breast surgery don’t know the differences and similarities between two common procedures: a breast augmentation and a breast lift. These are actually two very difficult surgeries, but it is quite common for a woman to have both performed.

Some of the factors that make up the decision of which option to choose include the size and volume of your breasts, your breast position, and if the appearance of your breasts bothers you. Many women may feel somewhat bothered by something about their breasts, but they have trouble pinpointing exactly what that is. That’s why meeting with a breast surgeon is one of the best ways to determine which procedure is best for you.

Every woman is different, and you’ll need to make the decision with the assistance of a qualified professional. Your surgeon can help you determine if a breast augmentation or a breast lift is the better option, but remember that many times a combination of both best achieves the desired results.

To help get a better idea of which option might be right for you, let’s take a look at some of the advantages of each procedure.

Breast Augmentation • Uses breast implants to add volume • Improves feel and contour of breasts • Typically a one hour procedure • One to two week recovery period

Breast Lift • Raises the position of sagging breasts • Firms and reshapes breasts • Typically a three hour procedure • One to two week recovery period

Both surgical procedures can help you feel better about your breasts, giving you more self-confidence and one less thing to worry about. To learn more about both or either of our breast procedures, give our Houston, Texas office a call today at (713) 493-7397 to schedule a free consultation.