Breast Augmentation Vs. Breast Lift: Can You Get One Without the Other?
Often when a woman chooses to get a breast lift, she also has breast augmentation. Pittsburgh plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Heil encounters certain patients who are often left to wonder if they need to have both procedures at once. If a woman is happy with the size of her breasts, does she have to have implants to achieve the perky look she once enjoyed before children and aging? Or, if she simply wants to add volume with a breast augmentation, does she also have to have a breast lift as well?
Breast Lift Without Breast Augmentation
If you wish to have a breast lift, you do not necessarily have to have a breast augmentation. Pittsburgh patients who do not want to change their size can have a breast lift, which lifts the breasts and tightens the tissue surrounding them, without adding implants. The woman’s own tissue is sufficient to add the curves she wants to maintain. The physician can reshape this tissue to support the breast in its new position, also while removing any stretched out skin.
Breast Augmentation Without a Breast Lift
Again, a breast augmentation is completely possible without a breast lift. Young women who have not experienced much sagging but wish to have more volume can add implants without repositioning or tightening the breast tissue. The need to reposition comes when the breast has sagged and is not in its proper position. So the bottom line is yes, you can have either procedure without the other. However, many women choose to have both to achieve optimum positioning and the ideal size. Your surgeon will discuss your options with you, helping you choose the right combination of procedures to achieve the look you want.
If you live in Pittsburgh, plastic surgery options can be discussed with Dr. Brian Heil of Premier Plastic Surgery.