Cosmetic breast augmentation and corrective breast augmentation surgery are often thought of as the same thing. However, this is not the case. There are many differences between the two. But, before we explain the difference between corrective and cosmetic surgery, let’s explore what each type of breast augmentation procedure entails.

The Difference Between Corrective And Cosmetic Breast Augmentation

What is corrective breast augmentation?

Corrective breast augmentation is a surgical procedure done to increase the size of the breasts while fixing defects like uneven sizing, nipple displacement, and breasts that have stopped growing beyond an A cup and do not match with the rest of the body’s contours. Saline or cohesive gel implants are used in corrective procedures to make the breasts bigger. Furthermore, corrective breast augmentation can be performed on women who are unsatisfied after another surgery; for example, if you had saline implants and wish to switch to cohesive gel implants or if your first breast augmentation surgery left you with hardened scar tissue.

What is cosmetic breast augmentation?

Cosmetic breast augmentation involves increasing the size of the breasts to improve their overall aesthetic appearance. As with corrective breast augmentation, this is a surgical procedure done with saline or cohesive gel implants. Breast augmentation can restore the fullness of the breast lost after breastfeeding, create a better balance with the hips, and make you feel more confident.

What is the difference between the two?

The difference between cosmetic and corrective breast augmentation lies in the need for the surgery. Cosmetic breast augmentation is a choice for women who have lost the form of their breasts due to aging, breastfeeding, or they are simply unhappy with their size. Whereas, corrective breast augmentation is done to repair defects to the breasts caused by uneven sizing or botched implantation.

What type of surgeon can perform both types of augmentation?

Whether you are looking for cohesive gel implants or simply looking to reshape your breasts to give them more pleasing contours, the surgeon you visit should be board certified. You should find a surgeon who is a member of, or in good standing with, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Your breasts should be the way you want them. No matter if you are looking to get cohesive gel implants to augment uneven breasts or wishing to enhance your appearance, please do not hesitate to contact us.