Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation? How To Tell Which One Is Best for You

Researching breast enhancement procedures can be a slightly overwhelming and daunting experience. With a plethora of information sources out there and different procedures, doctors, and techniques to choose from, anyone can easily get lost in the weeds.


Breast lift and breast augmentation surgery are two popular choices amongst women searching for ways to enhance the appearance of their breasts. But how can you tell which option is right for you and your personal needs?


With Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bryan Armijo, both breast augmentation and breast lift create beautiful, natural-looking results. But these two procedures aren’t exactly alike, and each has unique goals and benefits. Read on to learn if breast augmentation, breast lift, or a combination of both are best for you.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation improves the appearance of the breasts by adding volume and projection with the use of saline or silicone implants. A breast augmentation done by an expert can create harmony with the rest of your features and give your breasts the shape you desire. Dr. Armijo carefully personalizes every breast augmentation to accomplish the goals of each individual patient.


Breast augmentation is an excellent procedure for patients looking to:

  • Increase breast size
  • Correct breast asymmetry
  • Reverse an inverted nipple


Although breast augmentation surgery does offer many appealing benefits, it does have some limitations. Breast augmentation cannot lift a severely sagging breast nor repair skin that has been stretched out.


You can learn more about breast augmentation on our breast augmentation page.

What Is a Breast Lift?

Breast lift surgery, also referred to as a mastopexy, fixes sagging breasts and creates a more youthful, lifted appearance. Dr. Armijo achieves these amazing results by removing loose skin and repositioning the breast tissue higher along the chest wall. Many women turn to breast lift surgery after weight loss, breastfeeding, pregnancy, or age have affected where their breasts are positioned on their chest.


A breast lift is the perfect option to:

  • Remove excess skin
  • Relieve neck or back pain caused by excessive sagging
  • Correct drooping nipples
  • Lift the breasts to a more youthful, perkier position


You can learn more about breast lift surgery on our breast lift page.

Can You Combine Procedures?

The breasts can change in many ways after body-changing events in life. For example, women who have experience multiple pregnancies often struggle with both sagging skin and volume loss. Similarly, those who have experienced significant weight loss often carry excess breast skin and deflated-looking breasts. In these cases, if you wish to correct both the volume loss and sagging at the same time, you can combine a breast lift with implants for more noticeable results.

Ready To Schedule Your Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation Consultation with Dr. Armijo?

To learn more and see the amazing results from Dr. Armijo, browse our breast augmentation before-and-after gallery to see real results from our patients. In our gallery, you can see the difference in the restyle of breast augmentation or breast lift alone and the results of breast augmentation combined with a breast lift.


If you would like to learn more about your breast augmentation and breast lift options in Dallas, schedule a consultation by phone at (214) 540-1434 or online. Dr. Armijo will help you determine the best surgical options necessary for you to reach your goals.