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Breast augmentation vs breast lift – picking the right procedure for you

Finding the right procedure when considering breast augmentation surgery can be the biggest challenge during your research phase. You have probably asked yourself which is right for you and have been totally stumped on what that may be. There are many different surgical options, but most importantly you should work closely with your surgeon to identify what is right for you and your goals – at CE, we believe teamwork makes the dreamwork! 

Breast augmentation and breast lifts are two of the most common procedures. Usually, a simple consultation with a surgeon is needed to determine what procedure will suit your expected outcome best. At CE, you can expect your surgery to be performed in one of our fully licensed private hospitals located in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

Do you want to increase your breast size?

Breast augmentation surgery is a surgical procedure used to enlarge the size of the breast. To go through a breast augmentation you’d need to consider four different areas including: incision, implant size/shape, type of implant and the associated risks. It’s important to understand the meaning of these different variables to best understand the procedure.
Incision and implant placement: Inframammary (under the fold of the breast), trans-axillary (in the armpit) or periareolar (around the nipple) are the three most common incisions for breast augmentation. These techniques have different purposes, advantages and disadvantages. he most common technique is the inframammary incision which provides optimal access to the breast tissue and has the lowest risk of complications. It also hides procedural scarring completely which is something to consider.

Implant size and shape: There are many options to consider when it comes to choosing size and shape. Some factors to take into consideration are your chest wall shape, your body form, your lifestyle, your natural foundation and your end goal. Your urgeon will take all these factors into consideration during your consultation and together you will decide on the perfect size and shape for you.

Implant types: Depending on the desired results, preference and body type, silicone implants or saline implants may suit better. Silicone implants can require a larger incision and often require MRI imaging to detect if a rupture has occurred. If a rupture does occur, we use cohesive silicone gel implants that reduce the risk of migration outside of the capsule. However, silicone implants typically have a more natural feel and are less prone to rippling. Saline implants are filled with a saline solution (salt water) and while they may rapidly deflate if ruptured, the saline solution is not harmful. These implants have less of a natural feel and a higher risk of rippling. Both types of implants are approved for use by the TGA within Australia.

More about breast lift: One of the most common reasons for breast ptosis (drooping) is loss of breast volume. Breast drooping is a very common occurrence, becoming more evident as women age, fluctuate in weight or bear children. A breast lift works as a correction of the drooping and helps

Which is better? Breast augmentation? Breast lift? Both?

It’s important to be aware of the fact that each procedure offers its own set of unique advantages and disadvantages. It is important to note that a breast augmentation focuses on the size and shape of the breast unlike the breast lift which will correct drooping breasts. The breast lift focuses primarily on breast position and will not change your breast size. Quite commonly a breast lift can be done in conjunction with breast augmentation so that the breasts can be restored to a more youthful position with the help of an implant.  his procedure will give upper breast fullness well as repositioning sagging breasts and nipple areas.
Making the decision to alter your breasts is a big decision and for your safety and peace of mind, we recommend always consulting with us and one of our certified plastic surgeons who specialise in breast augmentation surgery.

Making the decision to alter your breasts is a big decision and for your safety and peace of mind, we recommend always consulting with us and one of our certified surgeons who specialise in breast augmentation surgery.




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