Breast augmentation with wide set breasts (Photo)
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Breast augmentation alone without breast lift will work for your wide set breasts.
You need to find a very experienced board certified plastic surgeon who does many breast augmentations and has years of experience. You can have a sub-muscular breast augmentation with reasonable size implants in the 200-250 cc range and should have an excellent result.
You are correct to be concerned about the lateral displacement of your nipples if implants are placed too far towards the center line of your chest. An experienced plastic surgeon will place your implants under the chest muscle and the proper location to avoid further lateral displacement of your nipples.
Please choose your plastic surgeon carefully.
Breast Aug with wide set breasts
Your breasts may be a bit deflated, but the implant should fill them out nicely. It does not appear from your pictures that you need a lift. You mentioned wide set breasts, unfortunately there is nothing that can be done about that. If you look at one of the breast augmentation patients that I believe is pictured under my profile on realself, you will see the results of someone who had breast implants with wide set breasts to begin with. If done properly, you can still have a very nice result. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.
Best of luck to you!
Breast Augmentation and Wide Breast
A breast augmentation is limited by your own anatomy i.e. the width of the breast and distance between the breast, and nipple position (laterally). When placing the implants in a dual plane, you can not release the muscle off of the sternum without risking symmastia. You can place the implants over the muscle, and give a little cleavage but that has risk as well i.e. implant show/rippling and higher risk of capsular contracture . You don't need a full lift but your breast are asymmetric, so a periarolar lift on your right might be needed for symmetry.
I hope this helps.
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