Breast lift vs breast augmentation
There is no one type of cosmetic surgery for every woman who is unhappy with her breasts. Let’s face, that is a fairly large percentage of the female population between the ages of 15 and 75. Some think theirs are too small, some get back pain because they’re just too big and heavy. Some just don’t like the shape and sometimes one is not quite the same size as the other.
Breast enlargement (sometimes called breast augmentation) is perhaps the most common and certainly the best known of all cosmetic surgeries. It’s what most people think of when cosmetic surgery gets a mention in conversation or in the media. This is the kind of procedure that usually involves placing implants to change the size and shape of the breasts. The implants come in a huge variety of different shapes and sizes and a range of different effects can be achieved.
By contrast, a breast lift is usually performed on older women and does not in itself involve implants, although lifts and augmentation are often performed together. As all women age, the breasts tend to drop downwards and sag, especially after nursing children. We can lift them back up to where they used to be, or to where you’ve always wanted them to be.
Reduction surgery is becoming more commonplace as women realise that they don’t have to ignore back pain and difficulties with an active lifestyle. As with all things, moderation is best, and breasts that are too big can cause all kinds of problems. Reducing their size through surgery can bring immediate relief to some women.