What is the difference between breast implant and a lift

Breast Implant Vs Breast Lift

Are you unhappy with the size of your breasts? Are your breasts droopy or sagging? Do you wish to change the size or shape of your breasts? If that is the case, then you should consider opting for a breast implant or a breast lift.

But what if you are confused between getting a breast implant and a breast lift? In that case, you are in the perfect place as we’ll talk about the difference between a breast implant and a breast lift in this blog.

What Is A Breast Implant?

Let’s start by learning about a breast implant. A breast implant is a medical device used to enhance the size, shape, and volume of the breasts through a surgical procedure. Breast implants are also known as breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty.

This surgical procedure involves placing a breast implant inside the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle. Breast implants also come in various shapes, sizes, and textures to suit individual preferences and desired outcomes.

The two main types of breast implants are saline implants and silicone implants. Saline implants are filled with sterile saline solution, while silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel. Both types have been approved by regulatory authorities and are considered safe for use.

The surgical procedure typically involves making incisions in strategic locations to minimize scarring, such as under the breast crease, around the areola, or in the armpit. The chosen implant is then carefully inserted and positioned either behind the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle.

Breast implants can be used for various purposes, including aesthetic reasons, to correct the effects of mastectomy or trauma, or for fixing breast asymmetry. The decision to undergo breast augmentation with implants is very personal and should be made after thorough consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Amit Gupta.

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What Is A Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure performed to raise and reshape sagging breasts, giving the patient a more youthful and lifted appearance. It is a popular choice for women who experience breast sagging due to factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or the natural aging process.

During a breast lift procedure, the plastic surgeon might remove excess skin. This is done before reshaping and repositioning the surrounding breast tissue to create a firmer and more uplifted breast contour. The nipple and areola are also repositioned to a higher position on the breast for a more proportionate look. In some cases, the areola size may be reduced, if required.

The surgical technique used for a breast lift depends on the degree of breast sagging and the desired outcome. There are different incision patterns that a surgeon may choose from, including:

  • Anchor incision (inverted T-shaped)
  • Lollipop incision (around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease)
  • Donut incision (around the areola only)

The choice of incision pattern is determined by the amount of excess skin and the desired lift. It should be noted that a breast lift does not significantly change the size of the breasts. If a patient desires both a breast lift and an increase in breast size, a breast augmentation procedure with implants can be performed in combination with the breast lift.
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The Difference Between A Breast Implant And Breast Lift

Let’s now understand the difference between a breast implant and a breast lift.

Factors Breast Implant Breast Lift
Purpose Breast implants are used to increase breast size, shape, and volume Breast lifts are performed to address breast sagging and achieve a more lifted and youthful breast appearance
Procedure Breast implants are inserted into the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle Excess skin is removed, breast tissue is reshaped, and the nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher position
Outcome Breast implants enhance the size and fullness of the breasts Breast lifts improve breast shape, firmness, and position
Suitable For Individuals who desire larger or fuller breasts Individuals with breast sagging who are satisfied with their breast size
Effect On Sagging And Size Breast implants may provide some degree of lift but are not designed to address significant breast sagging. It helps enhance the size of the breasts Breast lifts do not significantly change breast size, but they create a more lifted and rejuvenated appearance of sagging breasts
Combination Of Both Procedures Breast implants can be combined with a breast lift for individuals who desire both increased breast size and lifted breasts A breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation using implants for both increased size and lifted breasts

Why Choose Divine Cosmetic Surgery?

Whether you are looking to get breast implant surgery, breast lift, or both, Dr. Amit Gupta at Divine Cosmetic Surgery can help you get amazing results. Dr. Amit Gupta has 20+ years of experience in providing patients with amazing breast implants and lifts results. He has a medical team with a collective experience of decades and is a leading plastic surgeon in India.

Dr. Amit Gupta only utilizes the best that science and technology have to offer to make sure that all patients get amazing results in the safest way possible. Schedule your first consultation if you wish to learn more about how you can change the size, shape, and volume of your breasts.