Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation: Which is Right for Me?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Manchester, Nashua, and Nearby Areas of New Hampshire


Woman considering breast augmentation or liftIf you are unhappy with the size, shape, or position of your breasts, you may consider breast surgery to correct these concerns and regain confidence in your figure. Breast augmentation and breast lift surgery are two popular procedures that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

At the Office of Robert S. Feins, we offer several procedures to help you achieve results that you will love. If you are considering breast surgery, it is important to understand what can be accomplished with each procedure. Ultimately, a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Feins will help determine the best surgery for you.

Breast Lift

There are many factors that can cause the appearance of drooping breasts. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, changes in weight, age, and even genetics can contribute to sagging. A breast lift is ideal for women who wish to elevate their breasts into a more youthful position. This procedure lifts the breasts by removing excess skin, tightening the surrounding tissue and repositioning the nipple.

In addition to lifting the breasts, this procedure can also improve the appearance of the areola. You may find that your areolas have become bigger over time, or you may wish to elevate their position. Dr. Feins will discuss your options for correcting areola size and placement during a breast procedure.

You may consider a breast lift if you:

  • Wish to correct breast sagging
  • Have downward pointing nipples and areolas
  • Want to reduce the size of your areolas

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can address a variety of cosmetic concerns to help you look and feel your best. Many women struggle with decreased breast volume after pregnancy or significant weight loss. Some women wish to correct uneven breasts or make their breasts more proportionately balanced with their hips.

This procedure utilizes implants or a fat transfer to increase the fullness of your breasts. Breast augmentation may be right if you:

  • Want to increase the size of your breasts
  • Have asymmetrical breasts
  • Want more attractive cleavage
  • Desire rounder, more shapely breasts
  • Want to restore lost volume

While breast augmentation may provide a subtle lift by filling the breasts and projecting them forward, this procedure alone does not correct sagging.

Combining Procedures to Achieve Your Goals

If your goals for your breast surgery include correcting sagging and increasing breast fullness, then combining a breast lift with breast augmentation may be your best choice.

These procedures can often be performed at the same time to help you get the most out of your surgery. The result of combining these procedures is fuller breasts that also have a youthful lift. Discuss your options for combining procedures during your consultation with Dr. Feins.

Schedule Your Consultation with our Manchester Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Feins will draw upon his extensive experience to help decide the right breast procedure for you. Call 603-647-4430 today to schedule your consultation. The Office of Robert S. Feins proudly serves Manchester, Nashua, and nearby areas of New Hampshire.