As you get older and gravity takes its toll on your body, you start to notice changes in your bustline. You may observe that the tissue beneath your breasts begins to sag. You may not be happy with this development but it is generally considered normal and relatively unavoidable.

There is a common misconception among patients that having larger breasts results in a perkier appearance. Because of this belief, women tend to go under the knife to get implants skipping the breast lift only to be left disappointed with the results.

If you have pre-existing sagginess, chances are you might not be a good candidate for breast implant surgery. If you like to enhance and reshape your breasts without getting implants, you can consider getting breast lift surgery.

This guide covers everything you need to know what procedure may suit you best.
Breast Lift surgery? Breast lift and Implants? Breast Lift as a stage 1 procedure and then implants inserted 9 to 12 months later as stage 2?

Breast Implant VS Breast Lift

Breast implants or breast augmentation is one of many types of cosmetic surgeries. This procedure is designed to alter your breast shape or size. Implants can be placed under, over, or behind a woman’s breasts and filled with saline (salt water) or silicone gel. Implants are inserted into the breasts to increase the amount of breast volume. You essentially get a bigger version of your current breasts.

Breast lift surgery also known as mastopexy, restores sagging breasts by lifting and reshaping them so they sit higher on your chest wall. The difference between a breast lift and a breast implant is that during a breast lift, excess skin and tissue are removed to tighten up your breasts while also raising them. On the other hand, during a breast implant procedure, implants are placed in each breast pocket created during surgery to make your breasts larger.

Which one should I get?

Breasts are a big part of most women’s lives. They can determine how a woman feels about herself and her level of self-confidence. As such, women place high importance on their breasts, so much so that they contemplate undergoing specific procedures to help them achieve the look they want — including breast lifts and implants.

If you wish to have a larger chest area and don’t mind undergoing surgery, a breast augmentation may be what you need, However, if you want to raise your chest area due to sagginess brought about by pregnancy, age, and body structure you will be advised to get a breast lift surgery.

So how do you get a breast lift?

A breast lift restores lost firmness to your breasts and makes them perky again. But what exactly is the procedure?

The first step in this journey is to schedule a consultation with a doctor. When you come in for your breast surgery consultation, your breasts will be carefully examined and measured. Based on this examination, the doctor will determine if you can be a candidate for a breast lift and if so, what lift will be best suited for you. The type of lift chosen will be based on the degree of ptosis (sagging) and volume you have. When breast tissue falls below the nipple, a lift will be needed.

Breast lift + implants, is it possible?

We sometimes recommend getting a breast lift combined with other procedures like implants as this will help reshape it more and reposition the skin on your breasts.

But of course, it varies from individual to individual. The question can’t be fully answered until you are examined in person. Some patients are good candidates to have both procedures done, while some who have considerable sagging and breast volume may be advised to have a breast reduction or lift first, then wait for 9 to 12 months should they wish to add implants for more upper fullness.

The best option should be the one you feel most comfortable with. If a breast lift is a route you’d like to explore, look for Esteem Cosmetic Studio. Book an appointment and contact us on 1300 378 336 or email us at

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