I want my breasts to be a little more lifted but I'm in no way ready for all the scars associated with full on breast lift surgery. Is it possible to get a breast lift without surgery, like with a skin tightening laser (Titan?) or something?
Breast Lift Without Surgery?
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Breast Lift Without Surgery
A breast lift is required when the breast skin stretches so much that the nipple areolar complex is below the inframammary fold or the crease below the breasts. At this time there is no technology, other than surgery, that could tighten the skin so much that the nipple areolar complex is returned to it appropriate position. So unfortunately if you what the lift you'll have to accept the scars.
Skin tightening lasers will not lft breasts
Non surgical skin tightening technologies such as Laser, Radiofrequency (Thermage), and Infra red energy (Titan and LuxIR Deep) can only produce about 10-20% skin tightening in the face, a structure which does not have a heavy gravitational pull.
The breast weighs more and is subject to much more gravitational pull than is the face. These forces overcome any skin tightening effects of the non surgical skin tightening therapies.
Don't waste your money on these therapies.
If you really need a breast lift find an experienced Plastic Surgeon Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and discuss a Dermal mastopexy and see photos of the scars produced.
In my experience most women are so happy with the shape and look of the lifted breast that they are not concerned about the scarring.
Can breasts be "lifted" without surgery?
NO. A"lift " entails raising the nipple/areola complex back to it's original anatomic position and refoming the breast mound by taking in the breast skin (skin bra) in a three dimensional manner.
Lasers ,suction drugs.exercises can not do this. Se my site for other replys to similar questions and pix.
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Breast lift with minimal scarring
After the surgery is finished, the skin surrounding the areola may begin to wrinkle. This is a natural side effect, occurring due to the circumference of the remaining skin being slightly larger than that of the areola's outer rim. After a few months of healing, the skin begins to relax and the wrinkling subsides. Since periareolar mastopexy requires relatively few incisions to create a successful lift, it leaves behind only minimal, localized scarring around the areola.
Breast lift without surgery?
Breast lifting without surgery
Breast Lift Surgery Is Your Best Option
Breast sag can adversely impact a women’s self image, self confidence, and self esteem and for this reason many seek correction of this problem. However, they are often afraid of surgery and therefore look for other non surgical solutions. These may include laser treatments, exercises, pills and topical creams. None of these treatments have been shown to be effective in addressing breast sag.
Unfortunately, surgery with removal of excess skin is necessary to correct this problem. This requires a breast lift procedure.
Non surgical mastopexy
You are asking for a miracle cure that unfortunately does not exist. There are no definitive methods to tighten the skin despite the hype. If we could do it with breasts then we could do this for the rest of the body and eliminate face lifts, tummy tucks, etc.
Although we may disagree on many different topics, it appears from my colleagues opinions below that we all agree that there are no satisfactory non-surgical breast lifts.
Scarless breast lift
Any true lift of the breast will require some sort of scar. Botox will not do it, and certainly none of the lasers will. Sorry but no scarless breast lift.
Scarless Breast Lift
Every breast lift technique that works leaves some kind of scar. There simply is no reliable technology available to lift the breasts without leaving some sort of mark on the skin.
What we can do is to minimize the scars of a breast lift by leaving them only at the border of the areola in an effort to camouflage them. Another option might be to have an augmentation because this can create the illusion that the breast have been lifted due to the volume enhancement. These two options are only going to help patients who need minimal lifting.
There are other techniques that create less scarring with a more formal lift. I would also advice the use of silicone sheets and lasers to assist with minimizing scar formation post-operatively.
Thomas P. Sterry, MD, MS, FACS
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