Breast Lift Vs. Breast Augmentation: Which Procedure is the Best Choice for Me?

Breast surgery can be an excellent option for those looking to enhance the appearance of their breasts, and there are a variety of treatments designed for specific kinds of breast enhancement. Here at The Layt Clinic, we want to empower you to make an informed choice by providing insight into one of the most common questions we receive during consultations: “Should I consider breast lift surgery, breast augmentation, or a combination of both?”

Breast lift surgery, clinically referred to as mastopexy, is designed to counter sagginess and make cosmetic enhancements to the overall shape and projection of the breasts. Breast ptosis, or the natural sagging of breasts over time, can result from a number of factors that reduce the elasticity of the skin, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, major weight loss, and the process of ageing. In order to improve the appearance of sagging breasts, excess skin is removed and the remaining tissue is shaped and lifted to the desired position on the chest. This can produce firmer skin and give the breasts a more youthful appearance.

Breast augmentation is another option for those looking to upgrade the appearance of their breasts. However, while breast lifts focus more on the firmness and placement of the existing tissue, augmentation can help enhance the volume and shapeliness of breasts through the use of breast implants. For those dissatisfied with their current breast size, or for those who have suffered a loss of volume in the aftermath of pregnancy of breastfeeding, a breast augmentation can be a great way of achieving or reclaiming your desired appearance. Using the innovative Vectra® 3D Imaging System, Dr Craig Layt can help you explore the possible outcomes of different implant sizes and shapes so that you can achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.

Another option for those who have concerns about both their breast size and the development of ptosis is a breast augmentation and lift. This procedure involves both the placement of an implant and the tightening and sculpting of the skin around the breasts. The end result can provide an increase in breast size along with improved projection and firmer skin, giving your breasts a fuller, more youthful appearance. During your initial consultation, Dr Layt will conduct a physical examination, go over your cosmetic goals, and help you decide on a specific treatment plan in order to optimize the outcome of your breast rejuvenation journey.

If you are interested in learning more about your breast enhancement options, please contact the Layt Clinic. Our friendly and experienced team is happy to answer any questions you may have, or to assist you with scheduling a consultation.