What’s the Difference Between Breast Augmentation and a Breast Lift?

If you are considering breast enhancement cosmetic surgery, you may be wondering what type of procedure is ideal for you. Common breast cosmetic surgeries include breast lift and breast augmentation. While both of these procedures can enhance the appearance of breasts and are actually performed together, they are quite different. We offer both breast lifts and breast augmentations in Philadelphia at Gabay & Gottlieb, and we’ll explain what each procedure entails to help you make the best decision. 

What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the breasts. Generally, as women age, their breasts begin to sag. This sagging or ‘deflated’ appearance can affect women regardless of their breast size. During a breast lift procedure, your plastic surgeon will remove some tissue to ‘raise’ the breasts. No implants are involved in this procedure unless the patient opts for breast augmentation at the same time.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to increase breast size. During this procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will place implants under your chest muscles or breast tissue. During the consultation, you and your surgeon can discuss the type of implant they recommend and answer any questions about what you can expect during and after the surgery. Some women choose breast augmentation to enhance how they feel about their bodies. Others may rely on this procedure to rebuild their breasts after experiencing a health condition or previous surgical procedure.

Which Option Is Best for Me?

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery for your breasts, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a trusted cosmetic surgeon. Your surgeon can discuss the various options available to you in relation to your specific goals. Most breast augmentations and breast lifts are performed as a combined procedure. 


Gabay & Gottlieb Cosmetic Surgery Center specializes in cosmetic procedures that include breast augmentation and breast lifts in the Philadelphia area. We have a reputation for our expertise, experience, and empathetic care. When you visit us for a consultation, our surgeons will explain each procedure in detail and answer all of your questions. Our surgeons perform a wide range of cosmetic surgical procedures, including tummy tucks, liposuction, facelifts, and more. Contact us to schedule your consultation.