Breast augmentation is an incredibly popular plastic surgery procedure that helps patients get larger breasts. If you’re interested in this surgical option, it’s best to start by asking the right questions.

For example, would you be better off getting breast implants or a breast fat transfer? And is a breast lift the same as a breast augmentation? Having a better understanding of your options makes a major difference when it comes to getting the results you’re looking for.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the size and projection of the breasts. It can also correct size asymmetry. These changes are accomplished by adding to the existing breast tissue, either with breast implants or fat harvested from other parts of the patient’s body.

Is a Breast Augmentation with Implants Right for Me?

Breast implants are a fantastic option for patients who want to go up more than one cup size in volume. They’re also an ideal choice for patients who don’t have enough excess fatty tissue to transfer for a fat graft breast augmentation.

The characteristics of breast implants create specific results in terms of feel and appearance. Size, shape, texture, profile, and type can all lead to different results.

There are two main types of breast implants: silicone and saline implants. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, while saline implants are filled with a saline solution. Silicone breast implants are inserted pre-filled, and saline implants can be inserted empty and then filled.

Augmentation with implants involves making an incision in areas like the armpit, breast crease, or border of the areola. A pocket is created in the tissue, and then the implant is inserted.

Is a Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer Right for Me?

Fat transfer breast augmentation is an excellent option for patients who want subtler results and a smaller degree of size enhancement. It’s perfect for patients who want to reduce areas of their body in volume while augmenting the breasts. It’s also ideal for patients who want a less-invasive procedure and want to avoid implants.

Fat transfer breast augmentation makes the breasts larger through the injection of fat from other areas of the patient’s body. The fat can is harvested using gentle liposuction, and it can be taken from areas like the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen. Once it has been purified, it is injected into key areas of the breasts.

What’s the Difference Between a Breast Augmentation and a Breast Lift?

Many people confuse a breast lift with breast augmentation surgery. These two procedures are very different and provide different types of results.

Breast lifts involve removing excess sagging skin and tightening the remaining skin. They’re specifically performed to lift drooping breasts, restore perkiness, and address shape asymmetry.

A breast augmentation, on the other hand, does not treat sagging skin and instead adds volume. It’s focused on size and projection rather than shape.

Want to Learn More About Breast Augmentation?

If patients have additional questions about breast augmentation, they can contact Daniel Reichner Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation. Dr. Reichner has years of experience and will be available to answer all of your questions.