Breast augmentation is one of the most in-demand surgical cosmetic procedures available, with over 280,000 women a year receiving implants or swapping out their existing pair for a new set. However, augmentation isn’t always the right answer for everyone. If you are happy with the firmness and volume of your breasts but wish they were a bit perkier, a breast lift may be a more fitting option to explore.
The Difference in Focus
While both procedures can give great results, the purpose and focus of each surgery are vastly different. In general, a breast augmentation aims to increase the size and firmness of a woman’s bust. A lift focuses on the positioning of the breasts on the chest wall, moving them higher and improving the woman’s silhouette. If you are dissatisfied with size and position, a combination procedure that incorporates both augmentation and a lift may be a good choice for you.
Preparing for a Procedure
While each woman and procedure are different, there are several steps an individual can take to ensure the best results possible. First, smokers should quit smoking. Smoking tobacco or cannabis makes it more difficult for your body to heal. Next, the woman should be close to her ideal weight. Gaining or losing weight after breast surgery of any kind can skew the results and leave you dissatisfied. Finally, it’s important for surgical candidates to have the time to heal built into their schedule. Women with multiple small children or a demanding career may need to wait until there is a four to six-week gap in their commitments. Alternatively, she may want to wait until a trusted family member or friend can come help out for several weeks.
Consider Your Current Health
If you’re ready to make a change to your breasts, it’s imperative that you are in good health overall before having surgery. If you are not yet committed to your diet and exercise program, you should get into a routine before you receive surgery. A clean diet and dedicated exercise can make changes to your body composition that can have an effect on the size, shape and placement of your breasts.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are considering making changes to your breasts and are curious if a breast lift would be the answer for you, schedule a consultation at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center in Lynnwood and Mount Vernon. We would be happy to meet with you, review your case and help you determine how best to proceed to get you the look you want. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more.