Should I Get a Breast Lift or a Breast Augmentation?

Posted on Apr 23,2020 By Dr. Y Anthony Nakamura

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Have you started noticing changes in your breasts? This is completely normal! The breasts drastically change throughout life. This can happen because of hormones, genetics, childbirth, breastfeeding, and even weight fluctuations. With time, the breasts can start to lose their shape and even sag or look deflated.  How can you get your breasts back to their best? Consider getting a breast procedure at Accent On You. Dr. Nakamura offers breast augmentation and a breast lift, depending on your needs and goals. But how do you know which to choose? There are a few different things to consider.

What You Need to Consider

The top three things to consider before choosing a breast procedure are nipple position, volume, and breast size. Depending on your goals for all three, your breast surgery will vary.

Nipple Position

The position of your nipples can determine which breast procedure is more beneficial. If you notice that your nipples point downward or sit below the breast crease, then you may be a good candidate for a breast lift. Losing volume in the breasts of having sagging tissue can cause the nipple to change position, stretch, and become larger. When the breasts lose volume and start to sag, your nipple will do so as well. A breast lift can raise the breasts back to a youthful position along with repositioning and reshaping the nipple.


To help with breast volume, breast augmentation is the best option. The breast volume refers to how full your breasts appear. Changes like weight loss can cause the breasts to look flat, or smaller. Breast augmentation can use an implant to restore lost volume to the breast and reshape the breasts as well. Additionally, a breast lift may also be needed if there is lax tissue that needs to be addressed.

Breast Size

Breast surgeries are the most common plastic surgery procedures done each year. Women can be unhappy with their breast size for many reasons. If you’ve always wanted larger breasts or want to correct asymmetrical breasts, breast augmentation is an excellent option for you. There are various breast implant types, shapes, and sizes so you can get your desired look. During your consultation with Dr. Nakamura at Accent On You, he will recommend implant types for you based on your goals and concerns.

Combining Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation

If you have sagging, low hanging breasts that have lost volume, you may need a combination procedure. Breast augmentation and a breast lift can be performed alone or combined to give you the best results. Plus, you can save money and time spent in recovery by getting both procedures done together. Dr. Nakamura will provide a recommendation for a single or combination surgery during your consultation.

It All Starts With a Breast Surgery Consultation

Dr. Nakamura has over 25 years of plastic surgery experience. He will work with you to find the best treatment option that will give you an ideal look. He takes great care in taking a personal approach with each patient. To schedule a consultation, contact Accent On You by phone at 817-417-7200 or by filling out our online form.

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Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a recognized expert in plastic surgery and body contouring, providing excellent care while taking a personal approach with each and every patient.

Posted in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Plastic Surgery