Breast Augmentation Vs. Breast Lift: What’s Right for Me?

Life happens. As we get older, it’s normal for our bodies change. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can hall have adverse effects on the way we see ourselves and the way others perceive us. Even women that don’t have children can experience significant changes in the size, shape, and position of their breasts thanks to the natural aging process.

Whether you’d like to restore your natural beauty of the past or gain a new-and-improved physique, you may benefit from breast surgery. Dr. Tenley K. Lawton in Indianapolis, IN, has performed numerous breast-enhancement surgeries all with exceptionally natural-looking results.

Depending on your aesthetic concerns and your intended goals, either a breast augmentation or a breast lift might be able to help you achieve your desired results. Today, we’ll take a closer look at each to help you begin the very personal decision-making process.

Breast Augmentation vs Breast Lift Irvine

Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation is when implants are placed above or below your existing muscle to increase your bust size. Implants are often made from either silicone or saline and typically last upwards of 10-years or more.

Women who are unhappy with the size they were born with or who have age-related volume-loss may want to consider breast implants. Although some repositioning can be done at this time, the primary goal of an augmentation is to produce larger breasts.

Breast Lift

A breast lift can be beneficial for women who would like a more youthful contour. Breast lifts can rejuvenate, reshape and enhance the natural curve of your breasts. During the procedure, loose or sagging skin may be tightened and trimmed. The areola may be repositioned higher on the chest for a ‘perkier’ look. And finally, underlying muscles are tightened for long-lasting results you’ll love.

A breast augmentation and lift can also be performed alongside each other for an even more dramatic change. Dr. Lawton often recommends the combination-procedure for women who would like to increase the size of their breasts as well as reshaping them.

The ideal candidate for either surgery is an overall healthy, non-smoking female with realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for her.  Dr. Lawton will walk you through every aspect of each procedure at the time of your initial consult. Her ultimate goal is to help you make an informed choice about what may or may not be right for you.

Would you like to learn more about if a Breast Augmentation/Lift is right for you? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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