Last month, it was all about breast implants. But what if you’re unsure between a breast lift and implants? While this decision is ultimately personal (and one you will discuss with Dr. Angeles!), we believe knowledge is power. Read on for the ultimate guide.
Breast lift and implants: where to begin?
First, we want to say that regardless of which procedure you choose, the decision is ultimately yours. This blog is meant to serve as a resource and provide some beginning facts. When you decide on a consultation with Dr. Angeles, he will go over your specific needs and expectations. But, as with any procedure we offer, we recommend all clients do their research first and have a general idea of what to expect.
Let’s start with breast lift pros and cons
When most people hear “boob job,” they imagine the need for bigger or smaller breasts. However, that’s not always the case. Age, genetics, and weight loss can all contribute to breasts losing their elasticity. We perform breast lifts when patients are unhappy with the shape and position of their breasts.
A breast lift can improve the youthful appearance of breasts without the need for implants. During the procedure, your doctor will reposition the excess skin so the breasts rest higher and the nipples appear smaller. Other pros of breast lifts include firmer breast, relief from back pain and poor posture, and no need to change out an implant. Plus, a lift is often at a lower price point than implants.
Because of the removal of skin and repositioning required of this procedure, there is an increased risk of scarring and loss of sensation. In addition, if you’re looking for more shape, volume, and contouring options, breast lifts do not offer as many options. As a general anaesthetic procedure, you can expect to have some recovery time with a breast lift.
However (and this is another pro, technically) Dr. Angeles has performed hundreds of these procedures and does everything in his power to reduce these risks.
And then breast implants pros and cons
Breast implants are surgically placed beneath the breast tissue or chest muscle during a breast augmentation procedure. The implants help to achieve increased breast size and the desired contours. The size, style, shape, and material of the implant all impact the look and feel of this procedure.
One of the biggest pros of breast implants is the ability to achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results. No matter which type of implant you choose, this procedure is customized to your needs and can help correct uneven breasts, enhance size, and provide a proportionate body shape. And all these benefits can lead to improved self-esteem and confidence!
When choosing between a breast lift and implants, it’s best to also consider the cons. Breast augmentation is an invasive procedure that also requires general anesthesia and a longer recovery time. Patients will need to be careful of the incision area post-surgery.
Do I have to choose between a breast lift and implants?
Given the pros and cons, the biggest deciding factor with this question is what your goals are. That said, many of our clients decide to get both a breast lift and implants during the augmentation procedure—just one of the many ways we customize the process to your exact needs. Our professional and experienced staff is here to answer questions, ease worries, and help you decide which is the best option for you. So let’s get you on the books!