What is the Difference Between a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation?

By Dr. Randy Rudderman
In Plastic Surgery Articles

Many women want a better bust; genetics, pregnancy, and aging are all factors that can lead us to the decision to have breast surgery. Often patients do not know what breast surgery they need to get their desired results. Your plastic surgeon can devise a surgical plan to get the breasts of your dreams.

Patients often ask the difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation. While they both enhance the appearance of the breasts, they are two very different procedures. This week’s blog post will differentiate between the two surgeries.

What is Breast Lift Surgery?

A mastopexy or a breast lift is a surgical procedure that raises breasts by removing excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.  Sometimes the areola becomes larger after time, and a lift can help reduce the size.   A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted.

One of Dr.Rudderman’s recent patients said:

I can now wear certain types of clothing without feeling self-conscience. I feel sexier in the bedroom.

What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery increases breast fullness and volume using implants.  Silicone implants enhance the overall width, shape, and projection of the breast and may create cleavage. During your consultation, you will be informed about different implant options, implant placement, incisions, and what you can expect before and after surgery.

Some patients may need both procedures to achieve their desired look.  Call today to schedule a consultation and be on your way to a beautiful bust!

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Dr. Randy Rudderman

Since 1989, Dr. Randy Rudderman has been in private Plastic Surgery practice in Atlanta, focusing on the full range of aesthetic procedures – eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and breast lifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facelifts and facial reconstruction, among others. He also has a distinguished career in the reconstructive surgery arena, including facial and breast reconstruction. He has worked as a key member of teams from several prestigious organizations – including the AO-ASIF (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation) Foundation in Davos, Switzerland, and has conducted research at Case Western Reserve University Medical Centers, CWRU Engineering School, and NASA – producing breakthroughs in joining the science of facial biomechanics and reconstructive Plastic Surgery with rapidly evolving technological innovations.

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