So, a breast augmentation and a breast lift aren’t the same?

Breast augmentation with lift surgery improves all aspects of a patient’s breasts, providing a more youthful, voluminous, and proportional appearance. Yes, they are two separate surgeries although they are often performed together. If you’re not sure why you haven’t heard the procedures described this way very often, the public imagination tends to fuse them into a single fictional procedure called a “boob job.” On the other hand, the two procedures together really can do the job of completely transforming flabby breasts into a pert, impressive bust. Specifically:

  • Breast augmentation increases the size and shape of a woman’s breasts while either maintaining or adding symmetry and adjusting the general horizontal projection of breasts. There are two methods. The first employs silicone or saline implants that increase the size of the breasts; the second method uses fat transferred from elsewhere in the patient’s body. This second method is best for patients who are not so interested in a large increase in volume, with an emphasis on having a natural appearance and feel.
  • A breast lift aims to provide patients struggling with sagging or stretched breasts with a perkier, firmer bust while also reducing the size of areolas if desired.

Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation with a lift?

Healthy patients who wish to improve the overall shape, size, and appearance of their breasts are typically great candidates for both a breast augmentation and a lift surgery. There is, however, no typical case and the only thing that most women who undergo these operations at out Los Angeles offices have in common is their desire to look the way they want to look. No plastic surgery is for everyone but these are time-tested procedures that are safe and which, when performed well, consistently delight patients.


Contact West Empire Plastic Surgery

Interested in a breast augment and a lift or any other type of plastic surgery? We at West Empire Plastic Surgery encourage individuals seeking breast augmentation with lift surgery to visit our contact page or call (424) 293-8861.