Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift. Which One is Right for Me?
Breasts are a sign of femininity, and so every woman would want nice looking breasts. But sometimes, Mother Nature is not as generous to our bodies as we would like to. Many women complain of undersized breasts, uneven breasts, or breasts that are positioned too low, having an unaesthetic appearance. It can be frustrating, and have a negative effect upon the self-esteem and confidence.
Luckily, plastic surgery evolved a lot over the past decades and procedures that were once available only to the rich and famous can be used widely by any woman that wishes to improve her breasts' appearance. So anyone in need of breast augmentation, or breast lift, can turn to plastic surgery. But which of the two procedures is right for you? Let’s take a closer look at both of them.
To start with, breast augmentation enhances the dimension of the breasts to a bigger size, usually chose by the patient together with the plastic surgeon. Even if you think that large breasts are sexy, do listen to what the plastic surgeon has to say. He will take your body’s dimensions and will recommend a size that will look beautiful and natural at the same time. Bigger breasts can become a burden, even causing back pains. The augmentation can be done by using implants or even using fat transfer, and its goal is to enhance the volume of the breasts and offer a beautiful fullness to the breasts, improving the overall figure and increasing self-confidence.
So, who are the best candidates for a breast augmentation procedure? Any woman who is unhappy with the size of the breasts and who is in overall good health. Anyhow, a set of medical tests is required before fixing the date of the breast augmentation surgery. Also, the breasts should be fully developed before deciding to have surgery.
The breast lift surgery will only correct the way your breasts are supported, removing any excess skin that may make them look sagging. Practically, the tissue surrounding the breasts is reshaped so that it will form a better and tighter contour of your breasts. In time, the areola, or the pigmented area around the nipple, can become enlarged, something that may be corrected through the breast lift surgery. By lifting the breasts, you will have a younger appearance, feeling rejuvenated and more attractive. There are many causes that can loosen the tissue around the breasts, like weight shifting, age, pregnancy and others, which can be corrected using this procedure.
The best candidates for breast lift are the healthy persons, but medical tests will also be required. You can opt for it if your breasts are sagging or if they lost volume, if their shape is flatter or elongated, looking like a pendulum, if the skin around them is stretched or if the areola is wider and pointing down.
What are the prices for Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift?
According to the area where you live, the prices for these procedures can differ. For instance, in the case of breast augmentation, the price in the US is around $9,000. In Mexico, prices can range from $3,000 to $5,000, depending on the chosen clinic, in South Korea from $4,000 to $8,000 and in Turkey prices range from $3,000 to $6,900.
If you want a breast lift, be prepared to pay somewhere around $8,000 in the US. In Mexico, the prices for the same procedure may start from $3000 and reach $5,000. In South Korea, the average price for a breast lift surgery is $5,300 and in Turkey a breast lift starts at $3,000 and can reach $6,900.
So, depending on what you need, and some previous tests and visits to the plastic surgeon’s office, you will know what is the best option for you. Sometimes the surgeon may recommend getting both the breast lift and augmentation, for the best results.
If you need more information about the breast lift or breast augmentation procedures, do not hesitate to contact us!