Breast Augmentation or Lift: What’s the Difference?

Breast Augmentation Choosing to enhance or change your breasts is a very personal decision. Our clients come with their own individual reasons for seeking plastic surgery, as well as their own ideal looks. Breast augmentation and breast lifts are two of the more common popular procedures we do at Restore Plastic Surgery. And while both surgeries transform the appearance of the breasts, it is essential to realize that each offers a very different outcome.

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is the surgical process of inserting impacts, often made from saline or silicone, into the breast tissue to create a larger cup side and add volume. Women choose augmentation to create cleavage, add volume or restore volume that was lost due to aging, childbirth, or weight loss. It can also be used to address an asymmetrical chest to create balance. Breast augmentation offers a patient the ability to tailor her look based on the desired outcome, including what cup size she wants.

How is a breast lift different?

Mastopexy, more commonly known as a breast lift, removes excess skin from the breasts and repositions them higher on the chest wall. The procedure is not designed to change the size of the breasts or increase the cup size. Instead, a breast lift is used to reduce sagging, often caused by aging or breastfeeding, and improve the shape of existing breasts. Mastopexy does not involve implants or any type of injectables. 

Choosing between augmentation or a lift

Deciding on the right breast enhancement option depends on a variety of factors, including your personal goals and desired outcomes. The recovery time and risks associated with each procedure are very similar. While breast augmentations and breast lifts can be done as stand-alone surgeries, patients can also opt to have them done at the same time for an even more robust transformation.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Ben Brown will discuss your personal goals and desired look to assess which procedure might be the best option for you. Schedule your appointment today by calling our Gulf Breeze, FL, office at 850-500-7527 or visiting us online at

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1645 Nantahala Beach Road
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

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