Breast Lift vs Augmentation: Which is Right for You?

Choosing to undergo breast surgery is a highly personal decision, and at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, our commitment is to provide you with information to make informed decisions. A common question during consultations revolves around the choice between breast lift surgery, breast augmentation, or a combination of both. In this exploration of options, we’ll delve into the nuances of Breast Lift vs Augmentation. Dr. Doyle‘s expertise takes centre stage, empowering you to make informed decisions tailored to your unique preferences throughout this exploration of options.

Unveiling Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is tailored to address sagging tissue and refine the overall shape and projection of the breasts. Various factors, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, and aging, can contribute to breast ptosis. The procedure involves removing excess skin and reshaping the remaining tissue to achieve lifted breasts.

This procedure involves repositioning the nipple to a higher placement on the chest. As a result there will be a scar around the nipple, and vertically down towards the breast crease.

Exploring Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is designed to enhance breast volume and shape only. This option is particularly suitable for those seeking increased breast size or recovering lost volume post-pregnancy or from breastfeeding. Unlike breast lift surgery, augmentation involves the use of implants to achieve the desired fullness and projection.

This cosmetic procedure will result in a scar in the crease underneath the breast. The size and shape of implants is up to your personal preference and also selected to be suitable with your body.

Decoding the Combination: Breast Augmentation and Lift

If you’re dealing with both breast size and sagging concerns, it may be worth considering a dual option. Combining breast augmentation with a lift is a comprehensive procedure that addresses both issues simultaneously. This approach can result in increased size and projection, as well as firmer skin. The combined surgery involves both strategic implant placement and lifting of the skin.

This procedure will reposition the nipple to be higher on the chest, remove any excess sagging tissue and add volume to the breast. The size and shape is up to you. As a result you will have scars underneath the breast, around the nipple, and vertically down the breast.

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In the realm of breast enhancement, the decision between breast lift surgery and augmentation is crucial. Understanding breast lift vs augmentation empowers you to make an informed choice. Whether you lean towards a breast lift for an uplifted look or augmentation for more volume, Gold Coast Plastic Surgery is here to support you on your personalised breast surgery journey. Contact us today!

About Dr Mark Doyle FRACS (Plas) – Queensland Plastic Surgeon

Servicing patients in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Cairns and New South Wales NSW – Northern Rivers, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore and more.

Dr Mark Doyle is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience performing BreastBodyFace and Nose surgery. Dr Doyle is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with 30+ years of experience. He has completed all required training and only carries out approved surgical practices. There are absolutely NO undertrained doctors or cosmetic doctors acting as surgeons in our clinic.

As a highly esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr Mark is committed to achieving the best possible results for all his breast, body, face and nose patients, both men and women.


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What to Bring to Your Plastic Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative for support and discussion regarding your choices
  • Take notes and read all provided information thoroughly
  • Read about what to expect in your Initial Surgery Consultation

Book Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

  • Get a Referral from your GP or specialist – this is required to book a consultation with Dr Doyle.
  • Email us or call on 07 5598 0988 to arrange your consultation appointment.
  • Pay your $300 Consultation Fee in advance to secure your consultation.

Please contact us to arrange to book a consultation with our Specialist Plastic Surgeon or to speak with our Patient Care Advisor.

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  • Dr. Mark Doyle AHPRA Registration: Dr Mark Doyle MED0001375519 Specialist Plastic Surgery – MBBS FRACS FRCS

*DISCLAIMER: All information on Gold Coast Plastic Surgery website is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Results can vary significantly and depend on individual patient circumstances. All images on this website, unless specified as real patient images, are stock images used for illustrative purposes only. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your surgeon. Book a consult for details regarding your cosmetic surgery procedure.