Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts – at least, for a time. (No surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity.) Breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.
Breast augmentation or breast enlargement, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast.
Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight-from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammoplasty, is designed for such women.