You and your surgeon will work out together whether a breast augmentation or breast lift can help meet your goals and concerns. A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, while a breast lift is a procedure that lifts and reshapes sagging breasts. Breast implants can achieve a lift in women with a small amount of breast loose skin, so long as they are also happy to increase breast size.
It is our goal at Southern Aesthetic to provide a comprehensive consultation with each of our clients before they go under the knife, which will allow us to discuss what results you are hoping to accomplish and if you are a good candidate for a breast lift or breast augmentation procedure.
Before deciding on a breast augmentation or a breast lift, consider the following factors:
If you are happy with your breast size but are concerned about loose skin (breast ptosis), a breast lift may be the right choice. If you would like to increase your breast size as well as lift them, then a breast augmentation may be more appropriate.
If you have lost breast volume due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging, and your breasts now lack shape, a breast lift can return the breast to its orginial shape. Breast augmentation may be a better option if you are happy with the shape of your breasts but want more volume.
You may be more likely to benefit from a breast lift if you have nipples that are pointing downward or are below the breast crease. If your nipples are already in a good position, you may benefit from a breast augmentation.
You may need a breast lift to remove excess skin and reshape your breasts if your skin has lost elasticity due to aging or weight loss. If your skin is still elastic, but you want more volume, a breast augmentation will provide you with the results you desire.
It is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns and determine the best approach for achieving the results you desire. In Australia, your surgeon should be appropriately qualified with at least a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), which means that they have specialist surgical training. FRACS is the standard qualification required in Australia to perform surgery in private and public hospitals. Our surgeons, Dr Amira Sanki and Dr Ilias Kotronakis are fully qualified Plastic Surgeons.
At Southern Aesthetic, we will be able to assess your unique situation and recommend the most appropriate procedure for you. For example, our surgeons can determine if you will get a good result from breast implants, or require a breast lift with implants using your history and examinations.