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Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift Conveniently located to serve Long Beach and Huntington Beach

Southern California Plastic Surgery Group

When considering breast enhancement procedures, one of the many things to determine is whether you will benefit most from breast augmentation, a breast lift, or a combination of both. After evaluating your breasts and discussing your ultimate goals, Dr. Hicks will recommend the best procedure for your unique situation.

While the specific look that you wish to achieve will be unique and highly individual, most women share the same overall goals of improved shape and firmness, enhanced cleavage, and a sharper, more prominent contour of the breasts. Many women assume that the only way to achieve these goals is through breast augmentation, but in reality some women will achieve them with a breast lift.

Breast augmentation

Women with good skin elasticity, whose breasts do not sag, but who wish to have larger breasts will benefit the most from breast augmentation.

Breast implants can increase the volume, and improve the shape and firmness of your breasts, as well as sharpening cleavage. However,

  • Sagging breasts will not be lifted
  • Stretch marks will not be removed
  • Breasts which have stretched or lost their elasticity may droop more after breast augmentation

Breast lift

Women who are happy with the amount of breast tissue they already have, but desire higher, firmer breasts, will benefit most from a breast lift.

A breast lift will:

  • Correct sagging breasts
  • Reposition the breasts to a more desirable location
  • Remove excess skind
  • Bring breast tissue which has spread out back together

Combination procedure

If you’d like to both increase volume and restore sagging breasts, breast implants can be inserted during a breast lift operation. This will require a longer recovery period, but the results can be quite dramatic.

If you still have questions about breast augmentation vs. breast lift in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, or Los Angeles, California, view our Before and After Gallery, and contact us today for your initial consultation.

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