Breast Implant or Breast Uplift?

 In Breast, Cosmetic surgery

Breast enhancement surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the UK, according to The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. People have surgery for all sorts of reasons including unhappiness about the size or shape of their breasts and wanting to correct asymmetrical or drooping breasts or nipples that point downwards. 


If you are one of the growing number of women considering breast surgery, you might be wondering whether to choose breast implants or a breast uplift. The answer lies in your unique body shape and what it is you would like to achieve. 

In this article, we take a look at some of the key differences between the two procedures and offer hints and tips to help you choose.


Breast Implants

Breast implants are silicone implants that are inserted inside the breast tissue, either over or under the chest muscle. They are used to create fuller breasts and a larger cup size.

You might choose implants if:

  • You think your breasts are too small in proportion to the rest of your body
  • Your breasts are different sizes or are starting to sag a little
  • Your nipples are centrally located which will give a more natural appearance after surgery.

The benefit of implants is that they come in different sizes and types so your surgeon can customise the appearance of your breasts to your requirements.

“From my first consultation I knew I had done my research well and chosen the right surgeon for my breast augmentation surgery… only one week after surgery, I am delighted with the size and how very natural they look…” Read more testimonials.

Your surgeon will discuss the best place to make the incision – either under the fold of the breast, in the armpit or around the nipple – and also the best size and shape of implant.

Generally, we recommend increasing the size of your breasts by no more than two cup sizes to achieve a natural look. There are silicone and saline implants and your surgeon will advise which might work best for you. 


Breast Uplift

A breast uplift is a surgical procedure that restores drooping or sagging breasts to their youthful position. Breast sag can occur due to natural aging, weight loss or breast-feeding. For some women, the loss of their youthful profile can be a source of distress and unhappiness.

You might choose breast implant surgery if:

  • You are concerned about sagging or drooping breasts
  • Your nipples point downwards
  • Breast sag is causing the skin below your breasts to become sore and chaffed
  • You are happy with the size of your breasts but would like to return to a more youthful profile.

“I came for a consultation to see Mr Jallali for a breast uplift and implant and the care I got was fantastic, I could not fault anything… I have already recommended him to other people. I was very pleased with the after care as well.” Read more testimonials.


Which should I choose?

Essentially, if you are primarily concerned about the size or shape of your breasts implants are likely to be the best choice. If your breasts are sagging or you are unhappy with the position of your nipple, a breast uplift procedure may suit you better. Sometimes, a combination of a breast implant and uplift might offer the best results.

When choosing any type of surgical procedure it is important to consider all the options carefully and to be absolutely sure you understand the procedure and have weighed up the potential benefits and drawbacks.

We offer friendly, no obligation advice to help you to decide if cosmetic surgery is for you.