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Breast Lift vs Augmentation, Breast Implant Surgeon Los Angeles, Sientra Breast Implants

Can I undergo a breast augmentation instead of breast lift surgery?


Breast augmentation and breast lift surgery are two different procedures used to enhance the aesthetic contour of the breast.  Breast augmentation is performed using saline or silicone breast implant in order to increase the size and volume of the female breast.  Unlike breast augmentation, breast lift surgery is used to specifically lift the position of the nipple and areola relative to the breast mound.  In most cases, breast lift surgery does not change the overall volume of the breast.  Breast augmentation surgery can change the position of the nipple by a small amount, usually 1 to 5 mm, but does not replace a breast lift in patients with mild-to-moderate breast droopiness.  The position of the breast lift can be determined during your preoperative consultation, at which time Dr. Karamanoukian will advise a breast lift surgery, breast augmentation surgery, or combination breast lift with augmentation.  Natural results can be obtained using either of the three techniques for breast enhancement. 


Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert in the field of breast lift surgery and breast augmentation surgery and performs the majority of outpatient breast procedures in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills.  Please call our Los Angeles patient care coordinator at 310-998-5533.


Our plastic surgery office specializes in breast contouring surgery including breast lift, breast reduction, and breast augmentation. If you have specific questions about breast implant revision, please call our Los Angeles office at (310) 998-5533.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs capsular contracture surgery, breast implant rupture repair and exchange, capsulotomy, and synmastia surgery.  

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