I have had 3 pregnancies, and lost significant volume in my breast. I would like a life and Breast augmentation. Is there a preference in Breast Implants and placement for saggy breasts?
Best Breast Implants for Saggy Breasts?
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Breast implants for saggy breasts.
1) Breast implants will help a lot with moderate sagging, which is what you have. Of course, I am just going by one picture, but you probably don't need a breast lift.
2) I recommend round. smooth walled, moderate plus profile, silicone gel implants placed over the muscle. The right size is about 300 cc's, but this is just an educated guess.
3) Take a look at the breast augmentation page on my website to see how we pick size.
Augmentation for Saggy Breasts
Many women will lose volume in their breasts following pregnancy and nursing. The term for this is "post-partum" atrophy of the breasts. Some patients can return to a more youthful pre-pregnancy appearance with the placement of either saline implants or silicone gel implants. 'Better coverage of the implants is achieved by placing the implants under the pectorals muscle. Additionally, mammography is easier to perform with the implants under the muscle. In some patients who have stretching and drooping of their remaining breast skin, it may be necessary to perform a breast lift as well as placement of the implant.
Sagging and implants
Breast implants do not correct sagging breasts. They will increase volume and more than likely you will need formal lift.
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Discuss risks alternatives and benefits or various approaches
There are options and no right or wrong options. over the muscle will achieve the greatest amount of "filling" of the "deflated" appearance however, there is a tradeoff of not placing the implants under the muscle (softer upper pole contour, ;lower rate of capsular contracture, easier mammogram interpretation).
Are breast implants made for saggy breast?
Unfortunately, a breast augmentation isn't the surgery you would need. For sagging breast, the appropriate surgery for you would be a breast lift (mastopexy). It is possible to have a breast lift done with a small implant to keep the volume up, but if you just get a breast augmentation done, it will not help your situation at all.
Best Breast Implants for Saggy Breasts
The question is not which implant will be the best but what procedure is indicated for the rejuvenation of your breasts. In reviewing your photograph I think it is evident that you need a breast lift or mastopexy as a first step to rejuvenating your breasts and probably implants as well whether they are saline or silicone.
Lifting Saggy Breast With Implants
You could get some lifting with an appropriate sized implant. The best result would be obtained with a silicone gel implant placed in front of the muscle. A larger implant would be necessary behind the muscle to prevent the so called "double bubble" effect.
Best Breast Implants for saggy breasts
As you can readily see there are subtle differences of opinion with well educated plastic surgeons.
In my opinion, you will most benefit from an Augmentation and Lift (Mastopexy) Procedure done at the same time. It would both fill the breasts as well as lift them to a more youthful perky appearance.
Although both Saline and Silicone Gel implants may be used, my preference would be for the gel implants which although more expensive feel more natural and are slightly lighter (for the same volume).
What you need to consider is that your scar (a lollipop shape) would probably be visible for a long time. Judging by the darker spots on your breasts, you appear to hyper pigment. This means your surgical scar will be darker as well.
Hope this was helpful.
Transareolar incision more than breast implant type
You may need a breast lift, as breast implants do not lift the breast.
I have found that placing breast implants through a transareolar incision during breast augmentation is a better method for breasts that have sagged.
Breast Implants for Saggy Breasts
Good Morning Syla,
It is important to remember that breast implants are used to increase the volume of the breast and only provide a fairly small lift. No particular implant is best for saggy breasts, however, I do favor silicone implants to achieve a more natural appearance and feel to the breasts. In your case it appears you may have several options. Placing implants above the muscle may give you a small lift and a very 'natural' appearance. However, it is more likely that you would benefit from a combination of procedures (Breast augmentation to give you volume in the upper breast and a Mastopexy to lift the nipples to a more 'perky' position). If you choose a combination of these procedures, I prefer to place silicone implants under the muscle. The Mastopexy can be performed with an incision around the areola only or by adding a vertical incision to increase the amount of lift achieved.
Whatever you decide, best of luck!
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