What are the Differences between Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift?

Many women are unhappy with their breasts. Some of them may experience breast sagging due to age, breastfeeding or rapid weight loss, while some of them are not satisfied with the size of their breasts. Fortunately, many are able to achieve their dream breasts, thanks to the leading plastic surgeons and highly improved surgical methods. So, which breast surgery is the right choice for you? What is the difference between breast augmentation and a breast lift? Can the two of them be combined? It will be helpful to get detailed information about the two operations before making your decision.

Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty)

Breast augmentation or mammoplasty is a procedure that primarily focuses on increasing the cup size and fullness of the breasts. Simply put, if the patient wants bigger breasts, then breast augmentation is the procedure that will be required. This surgery is either done by placing implants or transferring fat into the breasts. The most common breast implants are made of silicone or saline. 

Patient satisfaction from the results of breast augmentation is high; however there are some criteria before considering yourself a candidate for the surgery. You would make an eligible candidate for breast augmentation surgery if:

-You are over the age of eighteen,

-You are both physically and mentally healthy,
-You are not pregnant or breastfeeding,
-You are unhappy with the size, shape or volume of your breasts,
-You have realistic expectations from the surgery.


Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)


A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that is performed to change the shape of the breast. A breast lift is done by removing the excess skin and reshaping the breast tissues to raise the breasts. This surgery may be the right choice in case of women with saggy breasts or nipples pointing downward. However, you should be aware that a breast lift surgery won’t make a significant change in the size of breasts, unlike breast augmentation. If you don’t have any problems with your cup size and just want to reshape them, a breast lift will do. Anyone who is over the age of eighteen with a good health condition and suffers from saggy breasts due to breastfeeding, age or weight loss would make an eligible candidate for this surgery.


Making the decision to get breast surgery is very personal. You should consider all of the available options. On the other hand, both procedures are very similar and they can be performed together on patients in order to create better results. Don’t forget that each surgical procedure has its advantages and disadvantages. To make the best decision, you should consult a board-certified surgeon. You can contact us now for a free consultancy if you are considering a breast surgery.

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