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Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift: Which is Right for Me?

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Breast augmentation and a breast lift are both effective procedures which can potentially improve the appearance of your breasts. However, it is important to understand that these procedures are performed to accomplish different goals. As a result, the right option or combination of options for you will depend on your unique individual situation.

If you would like to improve the size or shape of your breasts, then breast augmentation is often the most effective solution. During your procedure, Dr. Orringer will use breast implants to potentially achieve an improved breast appearance. Some of the most common reasons women undergo breast augmentation include:

  • To achieve a larger breast size
  • To alter breast shape
  • To correct breast asymmetry
  • To restore lost breast volume caused by pregnancy or weight loss
  • To achieve more attractive cleavage or better breast projection
  • To improve appearance in clothing and bathing suits

However, there are certain issues that breast augmentation will not effectively address. These include:

  • Significant sagging
  • Downward-pointing nipples
  • Excess skin

If your primary goal is to correct one of the above-mentioned issues, then a breast lift is often an option to consider. During your procedure, Dr. Orringer will reshape the breast and reposition the nipple to potentially achieve a more youthful breast appearance.

There are often situations when Dr. Orringer may recommend breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift. This commonly occurs when you are looking to improve the size or shape of your breasts and also improve severe sagging. In these instances, neither procedure alone will effectively address each of your concerns.

You can receive individualized recommendations from Dr. Orringer during a confidential consultation at our Beverly Hills plastic surgery office.

Please contact Dr. Jay Orringer at The Renaissance Medical Center for Aesthetic Surgery, Inc. using the form on this page or call 310-273-1663 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood, California, nationally, and internationally.


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