Many patients wonder whether they should have breast augmentation alone, or if they also need a breast lift at the same time. This is a very common yet complex procedure in plastic surgery. If a woman has no sagging skin with a good nipple position, then a breast augmentation with saline or silicone breast implants is usually sufficient to achieve a fuller look. If a woman has had multiple pregnancies and perhaps has breast fed, then an implant ( to restore volume) and a breast lift (to improve shape) combined may be the best choice. Some women are happy with their size but just want some improvement in their shape; in these cases a breast lift alone can achieve a better, perkier breast contour.
A thorough exam and consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is the best way to determine which breast procedure(s) is best for your specific anatomy.