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Which has better results, a breast augmentation or a breast lift?
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Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics
11 doctors agree
In brief: Breast Options
A breast lift removes extra skin from your breast to restore a perkier shape.
Breast augmentation uses an implant to increase the size of your breast and can help fill out loose skin. This is an oversimplification but basically they target different problems.

In brief: Breast Options
A breast lift removes extra skin from your breast to restore a perkier shape.
Breast augmentation uses an implant to increase the size of your breast and can help fill out loose skin. This is an oversimplification but basically they target different problems.
Dr. Clark Schierle
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Dr. Greg Sexton
This decision depends on what the patient wants. If the patient wants larger breasts, then an augmentation will make her larger, and take up some of the loose skin. If she does not want to be larger, but wants her more youthful shape back, then a lift is the better option.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on goals
The number one question to ask is do you want to be larger. If yes, you may need both or just implants.
If no, you may be a candidate for a lift.

In brief: Depends on goals
The number one question to ask is do you want to be larger. If yes, you may need both or just implants.
If no, you may be a candidate for a lift.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Paul Vitenas
Cosmetic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Augmentation vs Lift
A breast augmentation is performed to increase the volume of the patient's breasts while a breast lift help to restore youthfull "perkiness" which can be lost with age and childbirth.

In brief: Augmentation vs Lift
A breast augmentation is performed to increase the volume of the patient's breasts while a breast lift help to restore youthfull "perkiness" which can be lost with age and childbirth.
Dr. Paul Vitenas
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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Breast lift, implant
The results of breast augmentation and breast lift are determined by the woman's breast shape.
If a woman desires volume and has little of no skin sagging, a breast augmentation is an excellent option. If a woman has a large amount of drooping to her breasts, than a breast lift with or without a breast augmentation will give the best results.

In brief: Breast lift, implant
The results of breast augmentation and breast lift are determined by the woman's breast shape.
If a woman desires volume and has little of no skin sagging, a breast augmentation is an excellent option. If a woman has a large amount of drooping to her breasts, than a breast lift with or without a breast augmentation will give the best results.
Dr. Renee Burke
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Dr. Robert Stroup
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Both are good
This not an "either or" situation.
Lifts address loose skin and breast sagging. Augmentation increases size. The procedures can be done separately or together. It all depends on the pateint's breast size and shape and, especially, on what the patient desires as a result.

In brief: Both are good
This not an "either or" situation.
Lifts address loose skin and breast sagging. Augmentation increases size. The procedures can be done separately or together. It all depends on the pateint's breast size and shape and, especially, on what the patient desires as a result.
Dr. Robert Stroup
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Dr. Suman Das
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Depends
Both gives good results.
But ultimate good result depends on the sagginess of the breasts and the desire of the patient to have larger breasts.If there is minimum sagging or no sagging breast augmentation will give the best result by itself..But, if there is sagging you must do lift with or without breast augmentation depending on the patient desire. These procedures are not mutually exclusive.

In brief: Depends
Both gives good results.
But ultimate good result depends on the sagginess of the breasts and the desire of the patient to have larger breasts.If there is minimum sagging or no sagging breast augmentation will give the best result by itself..But, if there is sagging you must do lift with or without breast augmentation depending on the patient desire. These procedures are not mutually exclusive.
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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Both or neither.
It depends on your evaluation and situation.
A breast of adequate volume with mild sagging or dropping may be adequately corrected with a small augmentation only. A smaller breast with lots of sagging may need a lift, or a lift with an augmentation, depending on the desired final size. A qualified experienced board certified plastic surgeon should be able to advise you well.

In brief: Both or neither.
It depends on your evaluation and situation.
A breast of adequate volume with mild sagging or dropping may be adequately corrected with a small augmentation only. A smaller breast with lots of sagging may need a lift, or a lift with an augmentation, depending on the desired final size. A qualified experienced board certified plastic surgeon should be able to advise you well.
Dr. Ram Kalus
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