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Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift: Which Is Right for Me?

WomanBreast surgery remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the country. At McCormack Plastic Surgery, we understand that every woman has her own personal reasons for undergoing breast surgery. If you are considering whether breast augmentation or breast lift can best attain your individual goals, a one-on-one consultation can determine your candidacy for each procedure as well as help you make informed choices about your body and your health.

Breast augmentation is primarily performed to enhance the size or shape of the breasts. Using saline or silicone breast implants, this procedure can provide results that both look and feel natural. Breast augmentation can often be an ideal option for women looking to:

· Increase breast volume
· Restore lost breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss
· Improve symmetry between the breasts
· Create a more proportionate overall silhouette

Conversely, a breast lift is designed to eliminate excess skin among the breasts that is leading to a “sagging” appearance. Also known as mastopexy, breast lift surgery can reshape the breasts, reposition the nipples and areolas, and ultimately give the breasts a smoother, firmer, more youthful look. Many women who opt for breast lift seek to address lax skin that may be caused by weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, simple gravity, or the natural aging process.

Some patients choose to combine breast augmentation with breast lift – also referred to as “BAM,” or Breast Augmentation with Mastopexy – for a more comprehensive rejuvenation; however, not every patient needs both procedures. Depending on your individual circumstances, only one or the other may be necessary to meet your goals. During your initial consultation, we will go over all of your options and determine which procedure can address your concerns with the best possible results!

Tiffany McCormack, MD

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