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Is There A Difference Between Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift?

Dr. Smita R. Ramanadham offers different breast procedures to meet the needs of all of her patients throughout New Jersey. Cosmetic breast surgery can enlarge the breasts, lift them, or correct previous breast surgeries. For women who don’t like their breast shape or position, this allows them to make improvements. With the help of a fat transfer or implants, she can improve breast size, symmetry, and shape. As a New Jersey board-certified plastic surgeon, she has years of experience helping patients determine which breast surgery – breast augmentation or breast lift – is right for their goals. She creates personalized treatment plans that help each patient achieve their dream results.

What is breast a augmentation?

Breast augmentation uses implants based on a patient’s body size and shape, and overall goal. Implants come in different textures, shapes, and sizes, which makes a consultation important so we can help you choose one that suits your needs best. We offer both silicone and saline implants that have been approved by the FDA. Patients must be at least 18 years old to get saline implants and 22 years old to get silicone ones. We also offer a form-stable implant known as a gummy bear implant.

Incision placement and implant location are two important considerations for Dr. Ramanadham while performing breast augmentation. We either place the implant under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue and over the pectoral muscle.

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What is breast lift surgery?

Breast lift surgery is a body contouring procedure performed in New Jersey that reshapes the breasts by removing loose skin and tightening tissue. This surgery is best for women who have lost breast shape and volume due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. Dr. Ramanadham can choose the New Jersey breast lift technique according to the sag present to help a patient achieve the most desired outcome. To determine if you’re a candidate for a breast lift, try the pencil test. Place a pencil high under your breast fold. If it holds, then you have breast drooping and are a great candidate for a breast lift.

There are usually two types of approaches for a breast lift: inverted-T incision and straight line vertical. Each is used for different existing breast situations. The inverted-T approach is the most commonly used during a breast lift in New Jersey and allows for the most lift. We also can provide a breast augmentation with implants.

What is the difference between breast augmentation and breast lift?

When it comes to the differences between a breast lift and breast augmentation:

  • Breast lift: A breast lift is the lift of breast tissue without adding fullness or size (unless you opt for a breast lift with implants).
  • Breast augmentation: Breast augmentation surgery includes implants that increase the shape and volume of the breast.

At a consultation, we can help you decide which breast surgery will suit your needs best and help you get the results you’re looking for.

How long is recovery from a breast lift or breast augmentation?

Dr. Ramanadham will provide thorough post-op instructions to help her patients throughout their recovery. A compression garment is worn to help reduce swelling. Swelling and bruising should start to decrease a few days after surgery. With breast augmentation, your breasts will begin to settle into their new position after about a week. With a breast lift, it may take a few weeks for your breasts to look higher on your chest wall. Patients can return to normal activity after a week, but exercise should be delayed for a few months.

Learn which breast surgery is best for you

For those looking to change how their breasts look in New Jersey, breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast augmentation and breast lift are all viable surgeries. Dr. Smita R. Ramanadham performs New Jersey breast augmentation consultations, where she examines patients and listens to their concerns to help them choose which breast surgery will help them achieve their goals. To schedule a consultation, call our office today.

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