Breast implants vs breast lifts.

In Ottawa

By Dr. Howard Silverman

We often have patients come to us ready to make a change for their breasts but unsure of which procedure is right for them. Are implants right for you? Do your breasts just need a lift? Perhaps a combination of both surgeries will give you the results you’re dreaming about? Let’s explore the possibilities of breasts lifts and implants to better understand how they can fit into your own vision for your breasts.

How are breast lifts and​ implants​ similar?

Both procedures are specific to the individual. ​Just as your breasts are unique, your procedure should be performed by an experienced surgeon who understands the importance of your unique physical balance and symmetry. If your friend had an augmentation, your own surgery will not be identical – explore the options and decide for yourself what suits your own unique needs and concerns.

You can choose to have both procedures at the same time​. Breast implants and lifts are often performed as part of the same surgery. You may choose to enhance your breast shape with implants and reposition your breasts to a higher, more youthful position in one procedure. Many patients prefer this to scheduling multiple surgeries because you can heal from both surgeries in one time frame. Once you’ve recovered, you can enjoy the benefits of both surgeries at the same time.

A small change can have a big impact. ​Even the smallest change in volume or positioning can alter the balance, symmetry, and aesthetic of your chest. Look for a clinic that seeks natural results, and understands the delicate balance of your body’s profile.

A breast lift and breast implants are both intended to rejuvenate the appearance of the breast area. Both surgeries offer a renewed breast appearance that can inspire fresh confidence.

How are breast lifts and implants different?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, changes the breast’s position and generally does not change the size or shape of your bust. ​A breast lift repositions the breast, often addressing a loss of breast volume that comes with age, genetics, or child-bearing. This surgery can alter the way the breasts hang without changing the size or volume of the breasts themselves. A breast lift removes excess skin to raise the breasts and tightens surrounding tissue to support the breast. Breast lifts can also reduce enlarged areolas or change nipple shape.

A breast augmentation alters the volume, shape and size of the breast itself. ​Women usually choose this surgery with the end goal of fuller, larger, more symmetrical or youthful-looking breasts. Saline or silicone implants are inserted to alter your breast shape, and can result in a natural-looking enhanced breast shape.

At Ottawa Plastic Surgery, we’re serious about the quality of our consultations.

What makes our breast consultations unique? Some clinics schedule your initial consultation with an assistant who talks you through an impersonal stack of information. But at Ottawa Plastic Surgery, your breast consultation will always be with one of our renowned surgeons – Dr. Howard, J. Silverman, or Dr. Kirsty Boyd.​ From consultation to post-procedure care, they will be with you through every step of the process.

Ready to take the next step? ​Book a consultation​ today. Our surgeons would love to meet with you and design your perfect breast augmentation plan.

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