Breast Lift Or Augmentation? Find Out Which One Is Right For You. By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on April 18, 2019

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 313,735 breast augmentations were performed in 2018, making it the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure that year (source). Women who want to increase their cup size and even out asymmetry typically opt for a breast augmentation. Breast augmentations differ from San Antonio breast lifts because they use breast implants or fat transfer to increase the breast size. During the procedure Dr. Barone will make a small incision on the breast, in the armpit, or in the navel. If using a saline breast implant or an IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, Dr. Barone will then fill the shell with saline, adjusting to even out any existing asymmetry. Patients are typically sent home the same day as the procedure to recover at home.



Dr. Barone offers every type of breast implant because she knows there is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all”. At your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Barone will show you your breast implant options and educate you on the benefits and compromises of each type. She explains, “what I do is when the patients come in, I tell them about all the implants that are available. It's a show and tell. I show them the silicone implant. I show them the saline implant. And I show them the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. And I let them make that decision.” Learn more about the breast implant types offered from Dr. Barone by clicking here.


When You Should Consider Breast Lift Surgery In San Antonio

Age, genetics, pregnancy, and weight loss are just a few factors that can lead to sagging breasts. How do you know if you are a good candidate for a breast lift? Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are my breasts elongated, flat, pendulous, or tubular?

  • Do my areolas look overly large or stretched?

  • Are my nipples pointing downward instead of out?

  • Am I happy with the amount my breasts sag, or do I want a change?


A breast lift will change the size and shape of your breasts by cutting away excess skin and lifting the breasts up into a fuller, perkier position. The areola size can be reduced for women who have large or stretched out areolas. The type of incision Dr. Barone will make depends on how much of a lift you need. What a breast lift does not do is increase your cup size the way a breast augmentation does. To learn more about Dr. Barone’s approach to breast lifts, click here.

Combination Breast Augmentation And Breast Lift Surgery In San Antonio

Sometimes a breast augmentation or breast lift alone does not achieve the look you want. If you’re unhappy with your sagging breasts, but also want to increase your cup size, you may be a good candidate for both types of surgery. You don’t need to choose between breast lift and breast augmentation, and you don’t need to get two separate surgeries. Dr. Barone can combine a breast augmentation with a breast lift so you get the look you want after just one surgery. For women seeking a more complete makeover, Dr. Barone can combine other surgeries with your breast augmentation and lift, such as tummy tuck and liposuction.


For Best Results Contact Dr. Barone Today

Choosing the best plastic surgeon for your San Antonio breast lift, augmentation, or combination surgery is the first step toward increased confidence in your body. Dr. Barone is committed to educating her patients and empowering them to make the best choices for their bodies. She is always available to answer your questions and address your concerns. Dr. Barone’s patients enjoy the compassionate care they receive, as well as her extensive plastic surgery knowledge. Read what a few recent patients had to say about their experiences with Dr. Barone.


“Loved Dr. Barone and her office staff!! Very friendly, professional and efficient. Very happy with my results and definitely would recommend!!”

- user Heather Hodges


“I highly recommend Dr.Barone. Her staff was always so kind and friendly. The office is always in super clean condition. She always answered all of my questions that I had before and after my surgery. Look forward to seeing her in the future for my surgery needs. Thank you Dr. Barone and staff.”

- user Daniele Davila

Dr. Barone is available to discuss your breast surgery, and will help you determine whether breast augmentation or breast lift surgery in San Antonio is right for you. Call 210-202-4392 today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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Dr. Constance Barone in San Antonio, TX, and her team pride themselves in delivering safe, compassionate care tailored to your individual needs. She has been voted one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America and her professional affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation and learn more about how Dr. Barone can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact our office online, or call (210) 614-0400.

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