‘My breasts are droopy and have lost volume – Do I need a breast lift or breast augmentation.’That is certainly one of the questions plastic surgeons frequently get asked by women who want to make their breasts look firmer, and younger.So let’s take a look at how you can know if you are a candidate for a breast lift, or breast augmentation.

Breast augmentation candidates
Breast augmentation is a procedure that is done to increase breast size. If you would like your breasts to be at least one cup size larger, then this is the right procedure for you. Breast enhancement is typically done by implanting silicone gel or saline breast implants.

Breast lift candidates
Breast lift surgery is generally done to correct sagging, droopy breasts. So if you have moderate to severe drooping of the breasts, then a breast lift would likely be the most appropriate procedure for you. The surgeon will remove excess skin and tighten the adjacent tissue, to give the breasts a perkier, more youthful appearance.

Women with nipples that point downward or fall to the bottom of their breasts, are also good candidates for a breast lift. Breast lift patients are generally happy with the size of their breasts, but need to correct ptosis (drooping).

There are times when breast augmentation and a breast lift are needed to rejuvenate the breasts. A consultation with a plastic surgeon is recommended, as the surgeon will do the necessary evaluation to determine the best solution for you.

Clients in Orange County can contact the skilled and experienced Kyle Song MD of Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA,for a consultation. Why not give us a call today at 949-701-4454.