If you are not happy with the way that your breasts appear and you want to enhance this area there are some options available. Two of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures for the bust line include breast augmentation, or breast implants, and breast lift. What is the difference between the two though? And how can you determine if one or even both of these procedures will benefit you?

A Sydney plastic surgeon can help you evaluate your cosmetic goals and the different breast options that you can choose from. Whether you want added size or you simply want breasts that are perkier and look more youthful this can usually be achieved with breast augmentation using breast implants, a breast lift, or both.

Breast Augmentation Cosmetic Surgery

Breast augmentation can help you achieve a larger cup size because breast implants are placed behind your breast tissue. The breast implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can customize the appearance of your breast to achieve your desired outcome. Implants come in two main types: saline and silicone. The type that you choose will depend on a number of factors. There is a risk of leaking with saline implants so this type is rarely used in Australia and is not recommended.

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Merten recommends cohesive gel silicone breast implants for his patients because they have a more natural feel, do not deflate, and they are not as likely to ripple after the procedure.

Breast Augmentation Benefits

  • A larger bust line for a more curvaceous figure.
  • Scars from incisions are usually hidden and inconspicuous.
  • Many breast implant options to choose from.
  • Breast augmentation can be performed in combination with a breast lift to correct drooping or better position the nipple.

Breast Lift Cosmetic Surgery

A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, can provide a new contour for your bust by raising and firming the tissue and placing your breasts in a lifted position. This surgical technique will not make your breasts larger but it can make them uplifted and perkier, without sagging or drooping. A breast lift can also reposition your nipple so your breasts have a younger and more natural look. This procedure can result in more visible scarring than breast augmentation alone though. Many women choose to have breast lift along with breast implants.

Breast Lift Benefits

  • Correct breasts that sag or droop.
  • Position your nipple in a more natural position.
  • Breasts that are firmer and have a perkier appearance.

Is Either Cosmetic Surgery Right for You?

It is important to consult an experienced and qualified Sydney plastic surgeon if you are considering breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both. During the initial consultation you will discuss your cosmetic goals with this medical professional and explore your different options. If you want larger and more voluptuous breasts then breast augmentation may be the right choice. If you are happy with your size but you have breasts that droop, sag, or appear aged then a breast lift alone may give you what you want. Sometimes both cosmetic surgery procedures can be combined for more dramatic results.

To find out more about this or our other cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, please contact Pure Aesthetics on (02) 919 97448.