Breast Lift Vs. Breast Augmentation: Which Procedure Is Right For You?

breast procedureBreast procedures are among the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world. Many women choose to undergo plastic surgery to enhance or rejuvenate their bustline for various reasons, whether it be to restore their breasts following weight loss or pregnancy, or to achieve the contour that they have always desired. To the patient, it can be confusing when deciding between breast procedures. A patient may think they need a breast augmentation to achieve their goal, when in act a breast lift would better suit them.

During the pre-op consultation, Dr. Frank and his nursing team will expertly examine each patient’s anatomy and take into consideration their cosmetic goals, then design a customized treatment plan. This post will discuss various breast surgeries to help patients become acquainted with each procedure.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can not only increase the size of a patient’s breast, but can also restore balance and fullness. There are many implant options available to help patients achieve natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing breasts.

This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, and usually lasts one to two hours. Recovery time tends to be short, with many patients returning to work and other daily activities within one week following surgery.

Breast Lift

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, creates a more youthful contour by lifting the breasts and restoring firmness. During this procedure, the surgeon trims away excess skin and tightens the tissues of the breast. This not only creates fullness, but allows the breasts to sit higher on the chest. A mastopexy typically takes one to three hours to perform, and requires one to two weeks of downtime to allow for proper healing.

Interested in Learning More About Breast Procedures? Contact Dr. Ryan Frank.

If you are interested in breast enhancement in Calgary, contact us today. We can be reached at (403) 245-1228. We look forward to hearing from you.


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