When thinking of a breast procedure, it’s likely that breast implants come to mind. Not surprising as more than a quarter of a million were performed in 2018! However, it’s key to gain an understanding on the difference between a breast augmentation (which uses implants) and a breast lift in order to make the right decision for you and your body. Read on for more on this topic.
Breast implants vs. breast lift
Simply put, a breast augmentation involves the use of a breast implant to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. A breast lift, on the other hand, simply lifts your breast through the removal of excess skin and reshaping of breast tissue to create a firmer and more lifted look.
Some patients need one or the other or some combination of both. But some opt for simply one. If you are looking to gain a larger breast size and add volume if it has been lost, yet you are overall satisfied with where your breasts rest, you may only need a breast augmentation (which will typically provide a small amount of lift on its own).
However, if you are unsatisfied with your droopy breasts and don’t wish to add any extra size or would not like an implant, then a breast lift may be for you.
To determine if you would benefit from a breast lift, you should asses where your nipple and areola are positioned. If your nipple is in a position above the fold of your breast, then a breast lift likely would not be necessary. However, if it is below the fold, then you likely could benefit from a breast lift.
As always, a consultation with Dr. Andrew Lofman will shed light on which treatment or treatments can provide the result you’re seeking.
Your breast augmentation and breast lift surgeon in Michigan
When it comes to breast implants in metro Detroit, breast reductions and breast lifts alike, Dr. Andrew Lofman is a highly respected plastic surgeon of choice. His accolades span years and his experience is unparalleled.
As not only a RealSelf Top Doctor, but also as an award-winning plastic surgeon in southeast Michigan, Dr. Lofman is keenly aware of the most advanced technique in plastic surgery. His goal is always to provide a result that goes beyond his patients’ expectations, in addition to a focus on patient education and patient safety.
His love of his of his job is apparent through his kind and compassionate demeanor and his patients continuously note how welcome he and his staff make them feel in his state-of-the-art Michigan plastic surgery office.
If this sounds like an environment where you’d like to learn more about a breast lift or any other cosmetic surgery procedure, we welcome you to schedule your consultation now. We look forward to serving you!