Mr Nigel Horlock

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Do I need a boob job or breast lift or both?

When you think of cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation is likely one of the first procedures which springs to mind. There’s no denying the boob job has always been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures carried out. However, thanks to developments in technology, numerous different types of procedures have been introduced to achieve the same, if not better, results as the traditional methods.

Breast lifts are often considered an alternative to a boob job. The question is, which one do you need? A boob job, a breast lift or both? Below you’ll discover everything you need to know in order to make the best decision.

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Do you want bigger or perkier boobs?

The main question that’s going to help you to decide which procedure is right for you, is whether you want bigger or perkier breasts. If you want bigger breasts, a boob job would be the best option, whereas if you just want to correct sagging breasts, a breast lift would be more appropriate.

If you want bigger and perkier breasts, a combination boob job and breast lift would be the best choice.

What’s the difference between a breast lift and a boob job?

A boob job, or breast augmentation, places an implant inside the breasts to enlarge them. These come in a wide variety of different sizes and shapes in order to produce a natural result. A lot of things need to be considered such as the current size of your chest, the shape of your body and your lifestyle, before the right implants can be chosen.

A breast lift involves re-shaping the breasts to lift them up and correct sagging. It doesn’t increase the size, it just focuses on breast position. So, if you want to increase the size, a breast lift won’t help you to achieve this in its own.

Both procedures will require an incision to be made, though the placement of the incision will depend upon numerous factors.

Why a combined approach is often used

Many women choose to have a combined breast lift and breast augmentation procedure. If you currently have sagging breasts, a boob job alone won’t offer aesthetically pleasing results. Therefore, a breast lift would be required to ensure your new breasts look natural and aesthetically pleasing.

There are also times where, even if you didn’t plan on increasing the volume of the breasts, it would prove to be your best option for achieving the results you’re hoping for. For example, you may undergo a breast lift which successfully eliminates sagging, but if they don’t have enough volume, they’re not going to look youthful. So, a boob job would complete the transformation.

Overall, if you want to determine which procedure is right for you, you need to take into account the results you’re hoping for. A qualified surgeon will be able to help you determine which procedure is right for you and whether a combined approach could be worthwhile. Book a consultation today to discover more about each procedure and assess which is right for you.


Mr Horlock's NHS practice is based in the regional plastics unit at Salisbury District Hospital. He covers Salisbury, Southampton and Dorchester. He sees patients in his private practice at Southampton, Salisbury, Dorchester.

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