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Breast Uplift vs Breast Enlargement

Breast uplift vs. Breast enlargement: Which procedure is right for you?

The world of breast augmentation surgery can be quite overwhelming. But with MYA, it doesn’t have to be. 

July 18th, 2023 |Ask an Expert

MYA offer a few different options when it comes to changing the way your breasts look, and the best one for you depends on which look you want to achieve. 

Today we’ll be talking about two of our most popular cosmetic surgery procedures - breast uplift and breast enlargement - covering the similarities and differences between them both, so you can decide which one is right for you.

What is a breast uplift?

A breast uplift is the process of surgically lifting the breasts to create a more youthful look. 

The majority of patients who seek out this cosmetic surgery procedure have ptosis, which describes the sagging of the breasts due to weight changes, hormones, pregnancy, ageing, or breastfeeding. 

Breast uplifts without implants, don’t necessarily make the breasts bigger, but they do have the ability to create the appearance of more volume and shape within the existing breast tissue.   

A breast uplift can also improve breast and nipple symmetry and correct tubular breasts. A breast uplift can also be combined with a breast enlargement, often referred to as an augmented mastopexy, this improves ptosis and increase the sizes of the breast.

Breast uplift before & after

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Breast Uplift Before and After


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Breast Uplift Before and After


Breast Uplift Only (no implants)

What is a breast enlargement?

A breast enlargement is what most people think of when they hear the term ‘boob job’. 

It involves enhancing the shape and size of the natural breast tissue using silicone implants, creating a symmetrical and full shape.   

Those who choose to undergo breast enlargement surgery do so to make their boobs bigger. They can choose from a range of implant shapes and sizes to get their desired look. 

Breast enlargement before & after

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Breast Enlargement - MYA


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Breast Enlargement - MYA


450cc Implants

What are the differences between a breast uplift and a breast enlargement?

In terms of the benefits of these procedures, there are a few similarities. Both a breast uplift and a breast enlargement can increase the confidence of the individual, make finding clothes, bras, and swimwear easier, and generally improve their quality of life. 

However, the key difference between the two is the final outcome. A breast enlargement is solely done to increase the size and volume of the breast, while a breast uplift creates a more youthful shape and lifts

Which one is right for you?

Firstly, you need to think about what you want to achieve by undergoing breast augmentation surgery.    

Do you simply want bigger boobs, or to correct ptosis or tubular breasts?

When you decide on which procedure you’re most interested in, you can book a FREE eConsult with us at MYA. Here, you’ll speak with a member of our team from the comfort of your own home, covering why you’re interested in the surgery. Our patient coordinators can then recommend the most suitable option for you.   

After this, you’ll be scheduled for a consultation with a MYA surgeon for a more in-depth assessment and given a fixed price based on the procedure you choose. 

We advise all of our future patients to ask as many questions as possible during the consultation process. Not only does it help you decide which procedure is right for you, but it also helps us understand the look you’d like to achieve.

Learn more with MYA Cosmetic Surgery 

Not only do we perform life-changing procedures all over the country, but we are also a hub of education for those interested in cosmetic surgery. 

From breast enlargements and breast uplifts to liposuction and rhinoplasty, MYA is made up of a team of trained and passionate professionals ready to take on your questions. 

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Don’t forget to check out our blog and the MYA Forum for the latest news and patient stories. 

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