Breast augmentation and the breast lift are two popular procedures for women in Tampa, FL. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, you might be considering cosmetic breast surgery. It’s important to know the different functions of these two procedures so that you can determine which is right for your individual goals.

Who Should Consider Breast Augmentation? 

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the size of naturally small breasts; it can also improve the look of asymmetrical breasts. At Brandon Plastic Surgery, we specialize in breast augmentation with a variety of surgical techniques and incision options. Saline implants or silicone implants are available in many different sizes with the option of smooth or textured implants. At your consultation, Dr. Shienbaum will help you find the right-size implant to complement your body shape. A fat transfer breast augmentation is another innovative technique that can be beneficial for women who desire a natural look and feel and only want a slight enhancement (about one cup size). 

Who Should Consider a Breast Lift? 

Breast lift surgery is designed to enhance the shape of the breasts and restore a more youthful appearance. During the breast lift procedure, breast tissue is lifted and reshaped and excess skin is removed to create a smooth, rounded breast contour. After surgery, the breasts will sit higher on the chest wall instead of drooping downwards. Women who are bothered by their sagging breasts after pregnancy or breast-feeding, natural aging, or wait fluctuations can all benefit from a breast lift procedure.

When Are Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift Combined?

A combined breast augmentation and breast lift is beneficial for women who are concerned with the size and shape of their breasts. Adding a breast lift to a breast augmentation procedure can also give larger breasts the support and structure needed to maintain their shape and placement on the chest wall. Women who have undergone significant weight loss and those whose breasts have changed after pregnancy can benefit from a breast lift with augmentation. Most often, these procedures are performed at the same time so that you only have to go through one surgery and recovery process.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about your options for a breast augmentation or breast lift in Tampa, FL, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today with board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Shienbaum and Dr. Gargya. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have and help you determine whether a breast lift, augmentation, or both is the best choice for your individual goals and desired outcome.