Female Torso With Large Breasts in Teal BraEvery year, Dr. Rod sees hundreds of women from around Phoenix for consultation regarding their breasts. But what may be a surprise to you is the number of women he sees who aren’t sure whether or not they should have a breast lift or a breast augmentation.

Many women seek the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Rod because they believe the procedure will give them a look they’ve been dreaming of. But breast augmentation isn’t always the solution. If you’re a woman in the Phoenix area and you want to improve the appearance of your overall silhouette, but you aren’t sure which procedure you should have, the best thing you can do is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rod at Dermacare Plastic Surgery for an initial consultation. During your appointment, he will perform a full evaluation, talk to you about your overall aesthetic goals, and provide you with his recommendations based on your specific needs.

In this blog, we will discuss the differences between a breast lift and breast augmentation and explain which patients would be best suited for each.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is medically known as augmentation mammoplasty. This plastic surgery procedure is the most popular choice among women in America, and the same goes for women in Phoenix. Breast augmentation can increase the overall size and fullness of a woman’s breasts through the use of breast implants. A breast augmentation will not lift sagging breasts but will only add volume to the breasts.

When Dr. Rod meets with breast surgery patients, he will ask each one about their desire for their final results. From this consultation, he will be able to recommend a breast implant size, shape, type, and profile to suit their needs and achieve their ideal look.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is medically known as a mastopexy. This operation is used to correct sagging breasts by reshaping the breast tissue, tightening the skin, reducing the size of the areola, and lifting the breasts and nipples to a more natural position. When you choose Dr. Rod in Phoenix for your breast lift surgery, you will have breasts that are perkier and more youthful-looking. A breast lift will not add volume to the breasts but will only raise them on the chest wall.

Women who want to know if a breast lift will help improve their overall look can perform a quick check at home with a pencil. Place the pencil under the breasts, within the breast fold, as high as possible. If the pencil remains in place when you let it go of it, you have some degree of breast ptosis or breast sagging. The degree of sagging can only be determined by a medical professional like Dr. Rod, which is why you should schedule a consultation to know whether or not a breast lift will be beneficial for you.

Combining a Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift

Many women in Phoenix choose to combine breast augmentation with a breast lift. This combination procedure is very popular among women who have sagging breasts but also want a fuller look. Dr. Rod can discuss the benefits of combining procedures with you during your initial consultation.

Let Dr. Rod Help You Decide

In order to know which procedure will give you a look that you have been dreaming of, call our office today and schedule your breast surgery consultation with Dr. Rod. He has years of experience performing hundreds of these procedures and knows exactly what to do to help you be proud of your figure.

You can reach a member of our friendly team by calling (623) 535-7050 today!