Breast augmentation remains the most popular plastic surgery for women and, with over 330,000 procedures performed in 2013, seems set to remain so for now. However, many women, particularly those between the ages of 30 and 50, have begun looking to breast lift surgery to produce a firmer, more balanced, and completely natural look.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 53,000 breast lift surgeries performed in the United States in 2000. In 2013, that number had reached 90,000, an increase of 70 percent.

What’s Best for You

With breast augmentation, implants are used to improve the size, shape, and profile of the breasts. Augmentation can create cleavage, but it cannot produce lift. Breast lift alone addresses ptosis (sagging) of breast tissue. This procedure can improve the symmetry and perkiness of breasts, but cannot make them larger. Breast lift with implants however, can produce a firmer, more youthful, and fuller looking end result.

Washington, D.C. plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside is pleased to offers breast lift and augmentation, as well as a combination of the procedures. Which option is right for you will depended on your specific goals and natural anatomy. Dr. Gartside would be happy to help you determine which solution is best during your free breast surgery consultation.

For more information on breast augmentation and breast lift in the Washington, D.C. area, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, PLC today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Gartside.