Should I Get Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift? By Anya Kishinevsky, M.D. on June 07, 2024

woman considering cosmetic breast surgery optionsBreast surgeries are some of the most popular cosmetic procedures. While some women are unhappy with the natural size, shape, or position of their breasts, others grow dissatisfied after changes caused by aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations. Breast surgery addresses concerns to enhance the bustline. Choosing an appropriate treatment plan is essential to achieving the desired results.

Breast augmentation to increase size and breast lift to address sagging are the most frequently performed breast procedures. Dr. Anya Kishinevsky consults with patients from Norwalk, CT, BridgeportCT, and surrounding areas to determine, “Should I get breast augmentation or a breast lift?” Dr. Kishinevsky customizes treatment to help each patient achieve their aesthetic goals.

When to Consider Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation utilizes the placement of breast implants to increase the size of the breasts. Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure. Patients can tailor breast augmentation to their specific needs by selecting the size, shape, texture, and type (silicone vs. saline) of implant that is right for them. Additionally, the breast augmentation procedure is personalized by the surgical technique (incision) and the positioning of the breast implants (behind or in front of the chest muscle).

Breast augmentation can address a wide range of aesthetic concerns. Women may consider breast augmentation to:

  • Increase the natural size of the breasts
  • Restore volume lost by breastfeeding or weight loss
  • Improve symmetry between the breasts
  • Improve body proportions

When to Consider a Breast Lift

A breast lift eliminates and repositions breast tissue to place the breasts in a higher position on the chest wall. Women may consider a breast lift when the breasts drop after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss. Like breast augmentation, a breast lift is highly customizable. Each procedure is customized by the technique (incision), the amount of tissue removal, and the degree of repositioning. 

A breast lift can address several aesthetic imperfections. The procedure may be ideal for those of our Norwalk patients who are concerned about:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Sagging nipples
  • Oversized areolas
  • Asymmetry between the shape or position of the breasts

Can I Combine a Breast Lift and Augmentation?

Many women have multiple concerns regarding the appearance of their breasts. It is not unusual for a woman to experience sagging and a loss of breast volume. Because these are two common areas of concern, Dr. Kishinevsky is frequently asked if a breast lift and augmentation can be combined. Fortunately, the answer is yes.

Dr. Kishinevsky can perform a breast lift to raise the breasts to a higher, more youthful position while also inserting implants to add volume to the bustline. Combined, these cosmetic procedures can enhance the size, shape, and position of the breasts for optimal treatment results.

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Many women consider the breasts to be a prominent feminine feature. Those who are unhappy with the size, shape, position, or overall appearance of their breasts may be ideal candidates for breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both. To learn more about these procedures and which can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact our plastic surgery center online and schedule a consultation with Dr. Anya Kishinevsky.

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Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.

Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.

Board-certified surgeon Anya Kishinevsky believes in a completely personalized approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery. She holds several distinctions, has repeatedly been featured on Connecticut Magazine's list of Top Docs, and is a member of the:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Women's Medical Association

Learn for yourself why so many patients choose Dr. Kishinevsky for their care. Schedule a consultation at our Norwalk, CT, office online or call (203) 388-9919.

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