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What's the difference between breast lift and breast augmentation?
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: LOTS!!
Breast augmentation uses implants to increase breast size.
Frequently as a result of filling up excess skin with implants the breasts are lifted. A breast lift is more complicated and involves rearranging breast tissue to lift the nipple and reshape the breast, with or without an implant.

In brief: LOTS!!
Breast augmentation uses implants to increase breast size.
Frequently as a result of filling up excess skin with implants the breasts are lifted. A breast lift is more complicated and involves rearranging breast tissue to lift the nipple and reshape the breast, with or without an implant.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Michael Beckenstein
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Big difference!
Mastopexies are used to restore ptotic or saggy breasts.
The breast tissue is reshaped and then the excess skin is removed and redraped around the new breast mound.There is more visible scarring in these procedures compared to an augmentation. Enhancement uses an implant to add size and volume to a smaler breast.. It is accomplished through very salk incisions compared to a lift. An impant can b.

In brief: Big difference!
Mastopexies are used to restore ptotic or saggy breasts.
The breast tissue is reshaped and then the excess skin is removed and redraped around the new breast mound.There is more visible scarring in these procedures compared to an augmentation. Enhancement uses an implant to add size and volume to a smaler breast.. It is accomplished through very salk incisions compared to a lift. An impant can b.
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Significant
Breast augmentation aims to simply enlarge the breast.
The goal of a breast lift is to reposition the breast and nipple to an appropriate level on the chest wall presumably because these structures have transposed downward over time.

In brief: Significant
Breast augmentation aims to simply enlarge the breast.
The goal of a breast lift is to reposition the breast and nipple to an appropriate level on the chest wall presumably because these structures have transposed downward over time.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A lift, or mastopexy uses only surgery.
Augmentation uses only implants or your own fat. Sometimes the two procedures are combined especially in women who've had children or weight loss.

In brief: Yes
A lift, or mastopexy uses only surgery.
Augmentation uses only implants or your own fat. Sometimes the two procedures are combined especially in women who've had children or weight loss.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Brian Klink
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Size versus Position
A breast augmentation is designed to increase the volume of the breast.
A breast lift improves the nipple position and shape and removes loose skin. They are often combined.

In brief: Size versus Position
A breast augmentation is designed to increase the volume of the breast.
A breast lift improves the nipple position and shape and removes loose skin. They are often combined.
Dr. Brian Klink
Dr. Brian Klink
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Size and Position
A breast lift generally will maintain the same volume but rearrange the breast tissue and reposition the nipple to appear more "perky".
Breasts do not change in size but may appear smaller. Breasts that have been augmented are strictly larger in size only. A lfit alone is shown on the left.

In brief: Size and Position
A breast lift generally will maintain the same volume but rearrange the breast tissue and reposition the nipple to appear more "perky".
Breasts do not change in size but may appear smaller. Breasts that have been augmented are strictly larger in size only. A lfit alone is shown on the left.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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