Is Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift the Better Choice?

girl in beige bra perfect shape form line curves chest raising hands upWhether unhappy about the size or shape or feeling as though their breasts are uneven or not proportional, many women desire an enhancement to their chest to fully achieve the look they want. There are two primary options to surgical change and enhance the look of your chest, breast augmentation or breast lift surgery.

There are many similarities between the two procedures. Both aim is to modify the appearance of the breast to create a more proportional and even look. However, both the end goal and your current appearance may affect your chosen procedure.

For breast lift surgery, the main goal is to address sagging or loose tissue and skin around the breast. A breast lift is an excellent option for women who want to change their breasts’ position but do not necessarily want to change the shape and size.

On the other hand, breast augmentation surgery uses artificial and specifically shaped implants to increase the size and change the shape of each breast. Although a breast augmentation surgery can create a more proportional look, the procedure is more focused on size and shape than position.

In both cases, the procedure is performed in an outpatient surgical center. Generally, most patients can return home the same day. Although rest and protection of the surgical site are essential for the best chances of achieving the desired results, full recovery takes just about 6 weeks.

Although the procedures are very similar, there are enough differences that it’s important to ensure you have a surgeon with the knowledge and experience to know which will bring your desired results. Best of all, these procedures can and are often combined for a complete and holistic improvement of the appearance of the breasts.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Schaffer has the experience to know which procedure is right for you and whether a combination of both can not only help you achieve your aesthetic goals but potentially save you from another surgery in the future. Call the office in San Antonio, TX, at 210-227-3223 or visit to schedule a consultation today.

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