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Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift—Which Do You Need?

Breast augmentations and breast lifts are surgical procedures that enhance the appearance of the breasts; however, they aim to achieve different goals. At MacDonald Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald can help you determine which breast procedures, such as augmentation or lift, will best suit your unique needs and goals.

Different Reasons for Different Procedures

While both breast augmentation and breast lift surgery enhance the appearance of the breasts and instill confidence, they each focus on correcting a different issue.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation helps increase or restore breast size and fullness to enhance the shape and overall tone of the breasts by using a saline or silicone implant. Implants vary in respect to size and consistency to suit all body types. Breast augmentation, however, will not address sagging breasts.

You might consider breast augmentation if you’re looking to transform the appearance of your breasts by:

  • Improving symmetry
  • Restoring fullness
  • Enlarging breasts
  • Establishing better proportions
  • Increasing body confidence

Breast Lift

Breast lifts involve lifting and repositioning the breasts and nipples to a more pleasing and anatomically correct position. Lifted breasts can create more youthful and aesthetically appealing breasts and silhouettes. However, while effective in these areas, breast lift surgery will not increase breast size or fullness.

You may consider a breast lift surgery over a breast augmentation if you’re looking to improve the appearance of your breasts by addressing:

  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Breasts that lack substance or firmness
  • Pendulous breasts
  • Downward-facing nipples or areolas
  • Stretched or drooping areolas
  • Lifting and reducing large, heavy breasts
  • Breast appearance following pregnancy
  • Proportions for more voluptuous figure

Breast Augmentation with Lift

If you experience both lost volume and sagginess of the breasts, there are benefits to combining your breast augmentation and breast lift procedures. In such cases, breast augmentation with lift can help restore breast size as well as enhance the shape and position of the breasts.

By adding a lift to your breast augmentation, you will only have to undergo one surgery and one single recovery, eliminating the risks of multiple procedures. Having both procedures at the same time addresses lost volume and sagging breasts simultaneously, achieving your aesthetic goals quicker.

Are You a Candidate for a Vancouver Breast Procedure?

Generally, candidates for breast procedures in Vancouver are women in reasonably good mental and physical health who would like to enhance the appearance of their breasts.

Dr. MacDonald recommends that candidates for breast augmentation or breast lift in Vancouver:

  • Be in good overall health
  • Be at a healthy, stable weight
  • Be non-smokers or willing to quit
  • Be finished with childbearing and breastfeeding
  • Have realistic expectations of the procedure
  • Understand the surgical risks

Choosing Dr. Jeannie MacDonald as Your Breast Procedure Provider

Dr. Jeannie MacDonald’s unique artistic and surgical skills allow her to develop distinct treatment plans to reveal radiant, natural-looking results. These reasons, combined with her reputation for outstanding patient care, make her one of the best breast procedure providers in Vancouver.

Contact us today to learn more about partnering with one of Vancouver’s best breast procedure providers.