What Is The Difference Between A Breast Lift And A Breast Augmentation?

What Is The Difference Between A Breast Lift And A Breast Augmentation?

The summer months are finally here, so it’s time to grab a margarita and relax by the pool with your family and friends. But many women feel self-conscious about their figures and are reluctant to wear a bathing suit because they’re insecure about their breasts.

Luckily modern techniques have allowed doctors to completely transform your look and provide a much-needed confidence boost and help you feel more comfortable with your appearance.

Let’s discuss the main differences between a breast lift and an augmentation, so you can make an informed decision before heading to the doctor’s office.

What Is A Breast Lift?

As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity and tonality, especially around the breast area. The effects are further amplified for those who’ve had children or experienced rapid weight loss, resulting in sagging breasts. To reverse the aging process, many women opt for a breast lift that’s designed to reshape and redefine breasts.

Modern plastic surgeons use a range of different techniques to perform this procedure. The most common method is to create a tiny T-shaped incision on the underside of the breast to remove excess skin and fat. There are no implants involved with a breast lift because you’re not increasing or changing the actual size.

You can expect firmer and perkier breasts; results often look natural and ultimately enhance your entire body shape giving you that boost of confidence you were searching for.

What Is A Breast Augmentation?

When you hear the term “boob job,” it usually refers to a breast augmentation, which involves changing the physical size of the breasts with implants. For example, if you’re a 33-year-old woman looking to go from an A cup to a C cup, your surgeon will recommend an augmentation.

Breast augmentations are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed and are becoming more accepted across the world.  Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals there were nearly 300,000 procedures performed in the US alone in 2017! Surgeons have now developed new methods that provide minimal scarring and extraordinary results.

For the most natural results, discuss with your surgeon about upgrading by about two bra sizes. Depending on what you have in mind, you want to make sure you’ll be happy with the final results. Going too large your first time may be too much of a drastic change. Again, discuss your goals with your surgeon and go into your procedure feeling comfortable with your decision.


If you’re thinking about changing both the shape and size of your breasts, you may want to consider both an augmentation and a lift. Think of it as a two-in-one operation that combines the benefits of both procedures. This procedure does require more surgical time, but it’s a great option for women looking to enhance the shape and size of their breasts. Talk to your surgeon about recovery time and scarring, but in most cases, you’ll be back to your routine in no time!

If you want to feel confident in that bikini this summer, consider visiting Dr. James Lee! With offices in the heart of Montreal and Laval, he can help you achieve the look you’ve been longing for as well as recommend and perform an array of innovative cosmetic procedures to make you feel good at every stage in life. Visit his website for more information or call (514) 664-2076.