When it comes to breast plastic surgery, there are a number of procedures you can have done depending on the results you want to see. And because breast plastic surgery procedures have similar names and one procedure can be called multiple things, it can get challenging learning which procedures are the same and which are different. One common question plastic surgeons are often asked is whether a bust lift and a breast lift are the same things. And in this case, the answer is yes! A bust lift is the same thing as a breast lift.
What’s in a Name?
Depending on the type of procedure you are seeking out, names can be confusing. For example, a breast augmentation procedure that involves changing the size of the breasts is also called a boob job, breast implant, or mammoplasty. Similarly, a breast reduction procedure to reduce the size of breasts is also called a reduction mammoplasty. Finally, a breast lift procedure is also called a bust lift or a mastopexy.
Breast and Bust Lifts
A breast/bust lift procedure makes breasts perkier and firmer. It removes sagging or drooping, called ptosis, of the breasts and gives a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing look to the chest. Plastic surgeons perform this procedure by removing excess skin and reshaping the breast. They also raise the nipple and areola to have them sit higher on the chest. For some patients, surgeons also reduce the size of the areolae if that makes the breast look more natural.
Gravity and Children
Breast lift procedures are common among women after they have children or after breastfeeding. Women with large breasts also have this procedure done thanks to the effects of time and gravity. It is also common for women to get a breast lift after losing a lot of weight. Finally, women also get breast lifts if they have asymmetrical or unusually shaped breasts.
Breast/Bust Lifts vs. Implants
Implants are silicone- or saline-filled shells that are surgically inserted into the breast area to create a larger, fuller bust line. A breast lift procedure is more complicated than a breast implant procedure because it involves multiple incisions, removing skin, and changing the way the breasts are shaped. When considering breast lift surgery, it’s important to remember that the size of breasts is often reduced because the procedure involves removing stretched skin. For women who want larger breasts and a breast lift, it’s possible to get both procedures performed at the same time. This will ensure you get the right size breasts that are also perkier and firmer.
If you are interested in a breast/bust lift procedure, talk to your plastic surgeon. If you are unsure which term to use when discussing your desired result, simply explain to your doctor what you hope to achieve and your doctor will provide you the proper nomenclature and make recommendations that are right for your needs as well as your body type.
If you are interested in getting a breast augmentation procedure done and want to talk to a plastic surgeon, MAXiM Breast Surgery is the right place for you. Their experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience working on breast surgeries. Call (646) 475-2099 today to make an appointment.