20 Dec

Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation? Making the Right Choice

If you wish that your breasts were perkier, larger, or firmer, you might think at first that you need a breast augmentation surgery. However, there are some very good reasons to get a breast lift instead. Here is more about these two procedures and how to make the right choice for you.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is a surgical procedure in which excess or stretched skin can be removed from the breast, and the breast can be repositioned to be higher on the chest. The nipple is also often repositioned during a breast lift so that your breasts look and feel natural. 

A breast lift can do a lot for the appearance of your chest. A breast lift can make your breasts perkier and firmer, without implants. It can also make your breasts appear larger and fuller, because the tissue that makes up the breast is now concentrated more than it was before.

Breast Augmentation

Often a breast augmentation procedure includes a breast lift. Breast augmentation has the sole purpose of making your breasts larger. If you only want to gain a half or full cup size, a breast lift alone might accomplish this. If you want to go larger, you will definitely need breast augmentation. A breast lift is often done with augmentation to ensure that the breast is perky and firm, and no stretched skin is taking away from the appearance of your new breasts.

If you are interested in either a breast lift or breast augmentation, or if you are unsure as to which procedure is right for you, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Dr. William W. Adams MD

Plastic Surgeon at Dr. William W. Adams MD
Dr. William Adams is a serious surgeon. After stints in San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Little Rock, Arkansas, he established his practice in St. Petersburg in 1995. For his internship and residency, he chose the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, in large part because the program allowed him to immediately concentrate on plastic surgery. Find out more about Dr. Adams on Google + and Facebook