Breast lift vs. implants – what’s the difference?

So you’ve been considering all the reasons why you want breast surgery at Cairns Plastic Surgery.

Your desire to have breast surgery goes far beyond having perfect breasts and boosting your self-confidence. It’s something that you think will make you feel and look better than you ever have before!

But among the three — breast lift, breast augmentation and breast reduction, which one is right for you?

Suppose you’ve been thinking of undergoing any of those breast surgery procedures. In that case, you need to take a brave step now and organise an obligation-free conversation with a Cairns Plastic Surgery nurse.

Our clinic is led by Dr Isolde Hertess. She has more than 20 years’ experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery and she is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and a member of the Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

What is the difference between breast augmentation and breast implants?

Breast augmentation is a safe surgical procedure designed to increase the size of the breasts. It’s also referred to as breast enlargement, breast implants or mammoplasty.

Breast augmentation gives women sexier, more feminine, rounder, and natural-looking breasts. This procedure can make women feel more confident and sexy.

If you’ve gone through various changes due weight gain, pregnancy, weight loss, or the natural ageing process, breast implants can also improve the shape, size, and projection of your bustline.

What does breast augmentation do?

Breast augmentation enhances the look of the breasts, making them fuller, more even, and usually larger.

Since breast augmentation is one of the most common surgical procedures, it is done for some women who have:

  • Experienced changes in their breast size following pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Uneven breasts
  • Small breasts
  • A mastectomy

Is breast augmentation a major surgery?

Breast augmentation is a common, major type of surgery performed under general anaesthetic.

Implants are inserted via small incisions, which are typically in one of the following areas:

  • Under your arm, close to the armpit
  • In the crease/fold under your breast
  • Around your nipple area

Saline implants such as silicone are inserted in front or behind your chest wall and then filled with sterile salt water.

Once the silicone is in place, your surgeon carefully stitches the area and then puts a bandage on your skin after surgical tape and adhesive tape.

How painful is breast augmentation?

You can expect soreness and swelling for a few weeks after your surgery. You may also experience scarring, but this may fade over time.

Post-recovery care after breast augmentation takes time. This is why you need to follow your surgeon’s instructions to protect yourself from infection that might affect your results or even your overall health and wellbeing.

There are always risks involved when it comes to any surgery. As much as you know the benefits, it is also important to consider the risks of breast implants:

  • Breast pain
  • Scars
  • Infection
  • Implant rupture or leakage
  • Nipple and breast sensation changes

This is why before you decide on breast augmentation in Queensland, it is crucial that you choose the right plastic surgeon that helps you achieve the outcome that you want for your breasts.

Always choose a certified and professional surgeon that can perform your breast enlargement in Queensland with utmost safety.

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Breast lifts

Is a breast lift worth it?

Women’s breasts change as they grow older. You may realise the difference in elasticity and firmness of your breasts over time. The fact of the matter is that as years pass, gravity and the natural ageing process take their toll.

Changes such as breastfeeding or significant weight loss can also result in drooping breasts.

If your confidence is suffering, you struggle to find clothes that fit, or simply feel insecure about sagging breasts, a breast lift in Townsville may be an effective procedure for you.

A breast lift, also known as “mastopexy”, is a procedure designed to lift the breasts by removing excess skin to result in a perkier and rounder bust line. tightening the breasts. away excess skin and tissue and keeps the breasts tightened and lifted.

What are the benefits of a breast lift?

If you are unhappy with the position of your breasts and do not like the way your breasts look, then a breast lift may be for you.

A breast lift restores a perkier bust line and removes excess breast tissue and loose skin.

This procedure can also be performed in conjunction with augmentation, where the volume of the breasts is increased and you can enjoy a rounder and perkier bust line (more information below!)

Want to know if you are the right candidate for breast lift surgery? Book a complimentary information session with one of our nurses today at Cairns.

How long does a breast lift last?

There’s no definite answer when it comes to how long will your breast lift last. This will usually depend on several factors like:

  • Health
  • Lifestyle
  • Dietary habits
  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Fitness
  • Surgical techniques involved

As long as you follow recovery steps and maintain good health, you should enjoy your breast lift for years to come!

Combine breast augmentation and breast lift at Cairns

If you are frustrated with shallow and sagging breasts, you might consider a breast lift teamed with breast augmentation to address your specific breast concerns.

As we’ve covered, a breast lift trims away excess skin and tissues that keep the breasts tightened and lifted.

In addition, breast augmentation enhances the shape, size, and volume of your breasts, giving a sexier, curvier, and more sculpted look.

Together, a breast lift and breast augmentation are known as “augmentation mastopexy”.

Thinking about a breast lift?

We’d love to talk to you – organise your free chat with a Cairns Plastic Surgery nurse

Cairns Plastic Surgery guarantees a safe, healthy and desirable outcome of plastic surgery.

Our team at Cairns is committed to helping you make an informed decision about your breast surgery procedure.

We value your health and safety, and we also make sure that you’ll feel comfortable throughout the entire experience.

The first step? Book a complimentary information session with one of our nurses at Cairns.

During this no-strings-attached conversation, you’ll tell us a little about your concerns and desires, and we’ll help you understand the procedure that might be right for you.

Call Cairns on (07) 4031 5755 or fill in this enquiry form, and we will be in touch with you soon.