Chances are you’re reading this article because you’re interested in making some changes to your breasts, but you aren’t sure which cosmetic procedure is right for you. 

It’s natural that as women age and have children, the breasts begin to droop or lose their youthfulness. 

Luckily, popular cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation and breast lifts can provide countless women a solution. Still, it’s essential to understand the difference between the two and focus in on which procedure might be best for you. 

So To Kick Things Off, What’s A Breast Lift?

A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgery that’s performed to lift the nipples and change the shape of the breast. 

During this procedure, Dr. Lee will move the nipple to the center of the breast and help patients achieve youthful, perkier breasts. It takes about 6 to 12 weeks for a full recovery. 

What A Breast Lift Can Do For You

A breast lift might be for you if you’re experiencing sagging breasts or have nipples that point downward. 

A breast lift can: 

  • Rejuvenate your figure with a more youthful breast profile 
  • Help reduce enlarged areolas 
  • Improve your self-confidence 

You can expect to have soft, round breasts after your breast lift, but if larger and fuller breasts are what you’re after, you’ll want to learn more about breast augmentations. 

Now That We’ve Covered a Breast Lift – What’s A Breast Augmentation? 

Breast augmentation is a type of cosmetic surgery that uses different types of implants to increase the size of your breasts. 

To perform a breast augmentation, Dr. Lee will create a medium-sized incision to insert the implants and enhance the breasts. The implants can vary in type, size, and shape depending on what final look you’re going after. 

What Breast Augmentation Surgery Can Do For You 

If you feel like your breasts never developed to the fullness that you wanted, or if you’re simply unsatisfied with the size of your breasts, a breast augmentation might be right for you because it can: 

  • Increase the fullness and size of your breasts
  • Improve the balance of breasts 
  • Improve your self-image 

Recovery from breast augmentation surgery can take about 6 to 8 weeks. 

What’s The Big Difference Between A Breast Lift And Breast Augmentation? 

Both of these cosmetic procedures share many similarities. 

Still, the biggest difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation is that a breast lift is designed only to enhance the position of the breasts. In contrast, breast augmentation surgery focuses on reshaping and resizing the breasts

Which Procedure Is Right For You? 

The best way to determine which breast procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee  to determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery. 

If you’re ready to schedule a consultation and appointment for either a breast lift or breast augmentation procedure with the New Life Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Center team, give us a call today at 956-969-8369 or fill out our contact form.