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Breast Lift or Augmentation: Which Is Right for You? London, SW1X 9BW
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If you are unhappy with your breasts, you may have wondered whether cosmetic breast surgery could be the solution. Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures in the world, but it is not necessarily the right surgery for everyone. Both breast augmentation and lift surgery (mastopexy) have benefits – which would be best for you?

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Most breast augmentation surgeries use breast implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. Often called a “boob job,” breast implant augmentation uses silicone or saline implants that are inserted into the breast tissue. You can increase your breasts by two or more cup sizes. Augmentation of the breasts can also be achieved with fat transfer, but size increase is limited to about one cup size.

The ideal candidate for a breast augmentation has good skin elasticity and wants larger breasts. Most breast augmentation patients still have firm skin and tissue on their chest, but they desire fuller or more projected breasts. Augmentation will not address loose skin or sagging breasts – it will add size, but it will not lift the breasts.

What Is a Breast Lift?

Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, is used to rejuvenate the breasts. Many women have breasts that sag due to pregnancy, weight loss or natural aging. A breast lift removes excess skin and elevates the breast tissue to a more youthful position. A breast lift does not add volume, but many times the breasts look larger once they are lifted and reshaped.

Ideal patients for mastopexy want their breasts lifted and excess skin removed, but do not care about adding volume. This is perfect for patients who are done having children and want to reclaim more youthful breasts. It is also great for women who have sagging breasts from weight loss or aging.

For those who want the benefits of a breast lift but also want to add size, the two procedures can be combined for optimal results. At London BBL Surgery and Body Contouring , we also offer composite breast augmentation that combines implants with fat transfer for increased size and a natural appearance, which can be completed with mastopexy.

Are you ready to give your breasts a makeover? Call us at London BBL Surgery and Body Contouring to schedule your cosmetic breast surgery consultation.

Posted on behalf of Safe BBL - London

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