Breast Lift with Augmentation for fullness. (photo)
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Upper pole fullness without implants
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
I definitely believe that you'll make a great candidate for breast lift and augmentation.
Breast Lift with Augmentation
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Breast Lift with Augmentation for fullness.
Breast lift with small implant for fullness
However you do have significant breast volume and the left will certainly improve the fullness of your breast. However in my experience and implant is almost always required for fullness above the nipple. Since you have significant breast volume a smaller implant in the 250-300 cc range may be best for yousince but you need a formal examination and sizing session with a board certified plastic surgeon to be sure.
Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation and Lift
If you are happy with your present breast size, then you do not need a breast augmentation. However, following a breast lift a few women will comment that they think their breasts are a bit smaller in size. The overall breast volume has not changed, but because the breast is lifted (and therefore more compact) the smaller surface area-to-volume ratio of the lifted breast makes the breast seen smaller. To some extent this is not unlike comparing a moderate profile breast implant with a high profile breast implant of the same volume. If I have a woman that is unsure as to whether she wants an implant along with her lift, I show her an approximation of what her post-op breast will look like (with just a lift alone) by manipulating/tightening the breast skin; once she sees this it is easier for her to make the decision.
If you desire a larger breast size, then you should consider implants. The volume of the implants would depend upon your desired breast size and shape.
How much fullness can be achieved in the upper pole the breast is somewhat dependent upon overall volume, but also depends upon the type of lifting technique, how aggressively that technique is applied, and the quality of the breast skin. It is more difficult to maintain a lifted, full, perky breast shape in patients who have thin and inelastic skin.
Seek an experienced board certified plastic surgeon with whom you feel comfortable.
Best wishes. Ken Dembny.
Breast lift with Augmentation for fullness
You would need to be seen in person in order to determine what implant size would be appropriate for you. The determination of which implant should be used takes into account information gathered from physical examination and measurements which unfortunately can not be obtained from one profile picture. 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!
Thanks for submitting your picture, though the front picture will be very helpfull. As a rule, if you do not want to go bigger, do not use implants. The lift procedure remove just skin that does not weigh much, so it does not change the size of the breasts. As far as the lift, basically you can have a mini lift ( donut ) or full lift ( key hole ). With either procedure you will have more fullness of the upper pole of the breasts. More so, though with full lift that will also give you an oval breasts as oppose to round breasts with mini lift. Always , consult with board certified plastic surgeons and check the before and after to make sure that you like the results.
Best of luck,
Breast Lift with Augmentation for fullness
The long answer is more complex. The procedure you are contemplating is commonly done and is about 'redistributing' volume from an area where it is less desirable (the lower pole of your breast) and placing it in the upper pole. Generally, when a breast lift is performed (even with removal of very little breast tissue other than skin) your breast will look significantly smaller to you even though there has technically not been much change in volume. Because of this, it's not uncommon to place a slightly larger implant.
I would suggest that you have a discussion with your plastic surgeon about what you want in terms of your long term shape and volume. You can then have a reasonable discussion about implant choice.
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