Do I Need a Breast Lift with Anchor Scar? (photo)
- Asked by Jalexand12
- 7 months ago
I recently had a consult for a breast lift with an augmentation. I am 34 years old, 135lbs and 5'2. I have three kids. I was told I needed a breast lift with the anchor scar, is this required or can I get away with just the lollipop scar? Also, the quote for the procedure was nearly $11K including saline implants, is this reasonable for what would be expected in my procedure?
Do I Need a Breast Lift with Anchor Scar?
A breast augmentation with a full breast lift would produce the best looking breasts for your anatomy. The fee is a bit high but not unreasonable. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of breast augmentations and breast lifts each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Longer Incision Most Likely Needed
Thank you for your photographs. Based on your picture you will need an anchor incision but I wonder if you need implants. These decisions are based more accurately on a physical exam. The cost of procedures varies geographically and with the surgeon's experience.
Best Breast Operation for Me?
Thank you for the question and pictures.
Yes, you will benefit from a full breast lift ( in my practice this would likely involve vertical and horizontal incisions) and breast augmentation surgery. There is a lot to learn about this combination procedure and I would encourage you to take your time and do your due diligence. Learn about the potential risk/comp occasions associated with this combination procedure…
Most patients (If properly selected and who are doing the operations at the right time of their lives psychosocially) accept the scars associated with breast augmentation/breast lifting surgery as long as they are happy with the improvement in contour, size, and symmetry. This acceptance of the scars is the essential “trade-off” associated with many of the procedures we do in the field of plastic surgery.
The quoted fees are in the “ballpark”.
You may find the attached link helpful to you as you learn more about the procedure, as well as the potential risk/complications associated with the procedure.
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Do I Need a Breast Lift with Anchor Scar? (photo)
Based upon the posted photos I would say YES to full mastopexy (kift). Fees are hard to determine but sounds a little higher than average charges. In MIami fee average at $9,000.
Breast lift and augmentation
You definitely need a lift,.Probably an inverted "T" ( anchor lift) is the best choice, though a pure lollipop may be all that is necessary depending on the size of the implant. To be honest, though, you don't look as if you absolutely need an implant at all. An agressive lift might be sufficient for you (at least based on your photos). I wouldn't worry too much about the horizontal extension of the lift scar. It is typically hidden in the breast crease and not very visible. My cost for this kind of surgery would be around $9000-10,000 (if an implant is used)-this includes anesthesia, surgeon and facility fee).
Daniel Medalie, MD
Web reference: http://www.ClevelandPlasticSurgery.com
It is difficult to answer your question without examining you.
You would most likely need a lolly-pop scar with a short extension in the fold. The fee for the surgery including implants would be somewhere between $9000-10,000.
Type of breast lift
Thank you for the question and the photos. I agree that you need a breast lift but I believe you are also a candidate for both the vertical (lollipop) or the anchor technique.
Best of luck...
Web reference: Http://www.drkhuthaila.com
It is possible that you may need a breast lift with an anchor scar or a vertical lift could be possible. Hard to say from just the photos.
TYPE OF BREAST LIFT
Without an examination and measurements, it is not possible to provide specific recommendations. However it does appear you will require an anchor lift. Your plastic surgeon is in the best position to decide what is the best approach for you. If you are not satisfied get a 2nd opinion.
Web reference: http://www.toddbkochmd.com
Breast lift anchor with or without implants?
thank you for the question. Yes, a full breast lift is the best option given your pics. That is the easily question to answer. The decision on the implants is based on what your desires are. Your pics show good overall volume. You may want to opt to just have the lift first, given you will have a good size to match your frame. Only add the implants if you want to be BIGGER than you are now.
If you have any other questions, please let me know
Best to you.
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