Do I Need a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?

Kansas City Plastic Surgeon serving Overland Park, Leawood & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: October 12, 2017

Woman breastBreast augmentation continues to be the number one cosmetic surgery, but it doesn’t correct all breast imperfection insecurities. Contrary to popular belief, breast augmentation does not offer the same benefits as breast lift surgery. The best way to assess which procedure or procedures are most appropriate for your needs and goals is to have a personal consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, but there are some considerations to keep in mind before your appointment.

Reasons for a Breast Lift

If you are happy with the size of your breasts, but not how they are positioned on your chest, a breast lift may be the right procedure for you. You may want to consider a breast lift if you have:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Nipples that point downward
  • Breasts that lack firmness

Reasons for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is designed to increase the size of and reshape the breasts. You may want to consider breast augmentation if you relate to the following:

  • Naturally small breasts
  • Breast volume loss with mild or no sagging
  • Breast asymmetry


It is common for patients to opt for breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift for optimal results. You may want to consider a combination of the two procedures if any of the following apply to you:

  • Breast volume loss accompanied by moderate to severe sagging
  • Naturally small, drooping breasts
  • Breast asymmetry with tissue laxity

For more information about which breast procedure or procedures can give you the breast profile you desire, call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 or contact us online to set up your personal consultation with Dr. Levi J. Young.