Both breast lift and breast augmentation are surgical procedures. However, the point of difference lies in the fact that breast lift is done for an overall re-shaping and lifting of the breast, while breast augmentation involves the use of breast implants for enlarging the breasts.
Breast augmentation and breast lift are two diverse plastic surgeries. Often, these terms have been confusing women and they simply fail to understand which the best way to go is. Both the procedures, however, are meant for serving different purposes, even though they have the same goal- to enhance the overall appearance of the breast.
Breast lift surgeries are meant for improving the overall position and shape of the breast, thereby making them appear youthful. Although it is a surgery, in this case, the incision will involve the removal of excess skin that has been hanging loose, thus resulting in the sagging or drooping of the breasts. Along with excision of skin, the nipples can also be positioned accordingly to make the breasts appear firmer, uplifted and younger.
The so-called short-scar vertical breast lift is a relatively new method of breast lift surgery in the world today. This incision resembles a lollipop and goes around the areola and then vertically downwards. Only a skilled and efficient cosmetic breast surgeon can ensure that this incision is made carefully so that it is adequately hidden.
Breast implants, on the other hand, involve the process of enlarging the size of the breast by inserting artificial breast implants in each of the breasts, silicone breast implants are the most popular. Breast implants can add volume to breasts and can make them firmer, younger and fuller.
Breast augmentation surgery, or breast implants as it is commonly known, can be more or less expensive than breast lifts, the cost of the implant may be high and the procedure itself may incorporate a breast lift as part of the surgery. Straight forward breast augmentation has usually a shorter recovery period than breast lifts. The cost of this surgery can vary from state to state, country to country.
Although there are many differences in the technicalities of breast enlargement and breast lift surgeries, both these procedures complement each other in many ways. In some of the cases, your cosmetic plastic surgeon might recommend both the procedures for you. These cases are best determined by the surgeons but it is important to involve your opinion too.
When you are going for any type of breast surgery, whether it is an implant or a breast lift, you must consider a qualified board plastic surgeon that has specialized in this field. Breast implant surgeries are not just very easy; they can be some of the most complicated procedures than you can actually imagine. However, as there are often more than just the cosmetic reasons for breast augmentation or breast lift, surgeons give importance to all the factors that would drive a woman to go for this surgery.