Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift: What's the Difference?

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Breast augmentation and breast lift are two of the most popular breast procedures women undergo. Despite the fact that they have entirely different goals, many patients believe breast augmentation and breast lift are essentially the same procedures. So how does a breast reduction differ from a breast lift? Let’s take a closer look at the answer to this very common question.


*Individual Results May Vary

Breast Lift

A breast lift corrects drooping or sagging breasts that often arise due to the natural process of aging, extreme weight fluctuations, and pregnancy. If your goal is a perkier, lifted appearance, a breast lift may be the way to go. This procedure may also raise the nipple position and make the areola (the darker skin around the nipple) smaller. Keep in mind, however, that a breast lift will not change the size of your breasts. 

A Breast Augmentation Can Be Combined with a Breast Lift

Depending on your unique aesthetic goals, Dr. Stile may suggest that you combine breast augmentation with a breast lift. This way, you can enhance the size and shape of your breasts and restore a perkiness to them. If you’re concerned by smaller breasts and sagginess and droopiness, a combination of both of these procedures is certainly worth considering.

Recovering From Breast Surgery

Following a breast augmentation or breast lift, Dr. Stile will ask that you stay away from strenuous activity for at least 48 hours. You may face soreness and swelling but these symptoms will fade away within 4 to 6 weeks. Dr. Stile will ask that you visit our office for follow-up appointments so he can make sure you’re on the right path to healing.


Good Candidates for a Tummy Tuck 

If you are at or near your goal weight yet but can’t get rid of loose or sagging belly skin despite regular exercise and diet, a tummy tuck can be a great option. On the other hand, if your goal is weight loss, this is not the procedure for you. 

A tummy tuck is solely performed to tighten loose skin and resolve muscle damage in the abdomen area after pregnancy or drastic weight loss. If you plan on becoming pregnant or losing a substantial amount of weight, you should hold off on this procedure.

Take the First Step

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stile Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (702) 243-9555.

Stile Aesthetics serves Las Vegas, NV & Surrounding Areas.

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