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Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift

The distinction between a breast augmentation and a breast lift seems clear, but sometimes it’s tricky. Patients will come in for one when they really need the other or a combination of the two. Everyone is built differently and therefore the line can be a little vague. An augment enhances the breast size using an implant, such as silicone or saline. It will fill out the breast pocket and add volume to the upper part of the breast where sometimes it can become deflated. A lift only uses the breast tissue the patient already has and raises the nipple and breast to a higher and perkier place. Some women, especially after having children and breastfeeding, will have deflation of the breast. There is access skin but no or little volume behind it. In order to treat this problem, most women will need a lift as well as an augmentation. This will lift the breast, as well as, add volume to give a round full appearance. Please call to schedule a consult with Dr. Zemmel so a personalized plan can be made for you!