Breast Augmentation VS. Breast Lift Surgery in Madison

Breast surgeries are increasing in popularity all around the nation, including at our practice, Green Bay Plastic Surgery, here in Madison. Breast lift surgery can be combined with breast implants, or the two surgeries can be performed separately, still offering fantastic results. So how do you know what type of surgery is best for you? We’ve listed the differences between a breast lift and breast augmentation to help you make the best informed decision for your body and lifestyle.

Breast Lift Surgery in Madison

The best candidates for a breast lift surgery are women who have lost the shape, support, and size of their breasts through pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, or natural aging. With a breast lift surgery, in Madison, Dr. Thomas Bartell will tighten the skin and raise the breast tissue up to a more full and natural looking breast. There is the option of adding implants or body fat to the breast area through an additional breast augmentation, but the breast lift surgery alone involves solely the act of lifting the breasts by tightening the skin and ensuring the correct placement of the nipple. They will return to you as your same, natural breasts, just with more support and shape.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation means increasing breast size and shape through breast implants. Women have the option between silicone gel, saline, and structured implants like the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. Dr. Bartell offers the option of a transaxillary incision (through the armpit), meaning there will be no visible scars after breast augmentation surgery. Different from the benefits of breast lift surgery, in Madison, the benefits of breast implants are that they can increase breast size, breast symmetry, and give women a more even body proportion. Breast implants are a great option for women who feel a lack of confidence because of their small breast size or changed breast shape after pregnancy or weight loss.

“…the general end result of breast augmentation is perkier, fuller breasts that are more symmetrical and appealing. Most women report that their clothing and bras fit better, and many feel a lasting boost to their self-confidence.” –

Should I Combine Procedures?

You can combine your breast lift surgery in Madison with your breast augmentation. Many women choose to do this because they want to lift their breasts and increase their breast size or breast symmetry at the same time. This is a great idea for women who want to save time and money by combining procedures rather than doing them one at a time.

“It is becoming increasingly popular for women to combine breast augmentation with a breast lift [surgery in Madison]. Women who have had children often benefit the most from this combined procedure because of the significant changes their bodies undergo during and after pregnancy. It’s common for mothers to experience a loss of shape and volume after giving birth and breastfeeding, making such women who want to increase the fullness and perkiness of their breasts excellent candidates for a lift plus augmentation.” –

About Dr. Thomas Bartell

Dr. Thomas Bartell is a trusted Madison, WI plastic surgeon, known for his over 30 years of experience performing hundreds of below-the-neck procedures and his exceptional expertise in plastic surgery. If you are looking for a surgeon who can give you beautiful and natural looking breast augmentation or breast lift surgery in Madison, Dr. Bartell should be your go-to.

Dr. Bartell grew up in Madison and graduated from Yale University’s nationally recognized pre-medicine program. After years of medical school, postgraduate studies in plastic surgery, and training at Barnes Hospital, where Dr. Bartell authored or co-authored more than a dozen scientific articles, he completed a prized surgical fellowship with a renowned plastic surgery hand specialist practicing in Tucson, Arizona. In the years that followed, Dr. Bartell worked in a large plastic surgery practice in the Chicago suburbs. This experience gave him the opportunity to focus extensively on cosmetic procedures and acquire the medical business acumen to start his own practice in Madison. Breast lift or breast augmentation or more, Dr. Bartell is the one to go to for all your  below-the-neck cosmetic surgery needs.

Dr. Bartell’s patients appreciate his friendly bedside manner, professionalism, knowledge, experience, and especially his ability to create gorgeous and natural looking results. He comes highly recommended for providing the rare combination all patients look for – an amazing first impression, incredible results, and positive overall experience. Read other reviews.

“Dr. Bartell is a true professional who is charismatic, great listener, knowledgeable, and overall delight. I give my boy Dr. Bartell 100 stars if I could. Thanks to the Bartell family for making this mommy unstoppable:) I can finally say my back doesn’t look like my front!”

-Facebook review from Krista Hatcher Uelman

Researching breast lift surgery in Madison? Contact Dr. Bartell today to discuss your options fir a free consult. Simply call 608-271-0500, or visit Dr. Bartell’s office located at 6418 Normandy Lane, Suite 210 Madison, WI 53719. Contact Dr. Bartell’s office for a no-obligation consultation today.