Should I Get Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift Surgery? By The Landings Surgical Centre on December 05, 2023

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Are you unhappy with the appearance of your breasts but unsure whether you should choose a breast lift or breast augmentation? In very simple terms, breast lift surgery addresses sagging breasts whereas breast augmentation increases breast size. Many patients at our Halifax, Nova Scotia, plastic surgery office also find combining breast lift and breast augmentation achieves the most pleasing results. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the difference between the two procedures.

Breast Augmentation Basics

The primary objective of breast augmentation surgery is to increase your cup size. You might have always wished you had a larger, more proportionate chest. Or you might have noticed your breasts lost volume due to weight loss or the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The procedure can also achieve better symmetry if you have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other. Keep in mind some difference between the two is completely normal but if you are concerned by this issue, we can help.

You have two options at our Halifax practice to augment the breasts: saline and silicone implants. Both types are completely safe. Silicone generally provides a more lifelike look and feel while saline is more affordable. We’ll thoroughly discuss your concerns and goals to recommend the best type, shape, and size.

Breast Lift Basics

The breasts can begin to sag for a number of reasons – all of which can be corrected during breast lift surgery. Genetics can cause the breasts to sag, as well as aging, weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

During the procedure, the breasts are elevated to a more youthful, perky position. We might also move your nipples to a higher position. Excess skin is then carefully trimmed away.

In addition to sagging, if you are unhappy with very large, heavy breasts, breast reduction is also a great option.

Combining Breast Lift & Augmentation

If you’re concerned with a combination of these imperfections, we can lift the breasts, remove excess tissue, and place breast implants – all in one streamlined procedure. This approach is often incorporated into a mommy makeover.

Why Choose Our Team for Your Breast Surgery?

You might think breast treatment with any surgeon in Halifax won’t differ greatly from one to the next but that’s far from the case. There are a handful of reasons patients choose us to improve their appearance and self-confidence.

Benefit From Decades of Experience

Between the two surgeons at our practice, we have more than 50 years of experience helping women look and feel their best. At the same time, we remain committed to continuing education to offer the most cutting-edge solutions to our patients.

Preview Your Results

We understand one of the most important questions our patients have is whether their results will look natural. With our advanced Crisalix 3D imaging system, you can preview your results and “try on” a variety of implants, for example.

Get Plastic Surgery on Any Budget

Except in cases of medically necessary treatment, like heavy breasts that cause back pain, this type of cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance. We accept Credit Medical and MediCredit® financing to break up the total cost of your care into manageable monthly payments.

Schedule a Plastic Surgery Consultation

Are you looking toward summer and wishing you could wear whatever you’d like with absolutely no hesitation? There’s no better time than now to explore what breast surgery can do for you. Send us a message today to request an appointment or ask us any questions you have before you visit our team.

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Our surgeons have the training and expertise to provide the beautiful results you deserve. Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau are members of several esteemed organizations, such as:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Canadian Medical Association

Schedule a consultation online or call us at (902) 492-2007 to learn more. Our Halifax practice provides convenient care for patients from Prince Edward Island and nearby areas.

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