Choosing between a Breast Lift, Breast Implants or Both

Breast Lift vs Breast Implants

With all of the modern advances in surgical technique and technology, there’s no reason to feel self-conscious of the way your breasts look. Stop wasting money on padded or push-up bras or wishing you could Photoshop larger breasts onto your body — all you need is a great plastic surgeon!

Baltimore plastic surgeon Ronald Schuster offers several types of breast surgery to improve the look of your bust and help you feel sexy and confident. Below, Dr. Schuster shares an overview of the most common breast procedures and what you should know about each.

Goodbye Push-Up Bra, Hello Breast Lift

If you’re tired of shopping around for expensive, industrial-strength push-up bras, consider a more permanent surgical solution. Breast lift is intended to fix sagging by restoring the breasts to a higher and perkier position on the chest wall. Excess skin is eliminated, the tissues are lifted and tightened and the nipples and areolas can be moved up higher on the breast mound if needed.

Breast lift might be right for you if your breasts look flat, saggy or “deflated” after having children, nursing or simply getting older. Although breast lift improves the position and shapes of the breasts, it does not alter their size.

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Toss Your Padded Bras in Favor of Breast Implants

Even if you have the world’s most beautiful padded bra, you’re going to have to take it off at some point. For a permanent boost in breast size and fullness, you might consider having breast implants placed.

Breast augmentation is designed to increase the size and fullness of the breasts (but not breast position). Breast implants come in two different shapes and various sizes to accommodate different goals, body types and lifestyles. Implants are filled with either a structured saline or silicone material, and each filling has its own set of pros and cons.

Breast implants are probably the best option for you if you are bothered by naturally small or asymmetrical breasts or feel you have lost breast volume with age or breastfeeding. You should understand that breast augmentation will not improve any breast sagging — it will only alter the size and shape of your breasts.

Breast Lift with Implants: The Best of Both Worlds

Combination breast lift with implants addresses breast size, shape and position simultaneously. The breasts are elevated to a more youthful position on the chest and their volume is increased with the placement of saline or silicone implants.

What About Scarring?

Both breast augmentation and breast lift leave scars that will fade over time. The amount and degree of scarring will vary, relative to what needs to be done and the patient’s priorities. Most of Dr. Schuster’s patients are happy to trade their improved breast appearance for scars that are easily covered up in a bra or bikini!

Making the Choice that Is Right for You

Breast augmentation, breast lift and breast lift with implants all have their own advantages and disadvantages. It may be challenging to determine what’s the right choice for your needs and goals without the guidance of a trusted plastic surgeon. You should consult with Dr. Schuster to discuss what option is likely to give you the best outcomes.

To make an appointment with Dr. Schuster, please call (410) 902-9800 or email our practice today.