Should I Have a Breast Lift Alone or Breast Lift with Small Implants? (photo)
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The high and round look needs an implant with the lift
In order to get the high round look that you describe you should consider a small subglandular implant with the breast lift. Your ptosis is the worst, grade III, but look at it this way, you will have the most to gain. Keep losing the extra weight.
Web reference: http://www.peterejohnsonmd.com/breast-lift
Breast left only or with implants
Given your anticipated additional 50 lb weight loss you should reassess this question after you have lost the weight. I would assume that at that point you will very much want the additional volume that implants will give you.
If you do not lose that weight then and you are happy with your current volume then you do not need implants. If you do want more volume then by all means add the implants.
Lift with or without implants
If you like the volume you have, then just a lift would be ok but you may be slightly smaller. If youw ant more volume, then an implant is a good idea.
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Probably best to have lift and implants
Web reference: http://www.drlevens.com
My personal approach would be to perform a mastopexy only at this point. If you desire an implant later there is nothing wrong with placing an implant at a second stage. Your photos indicate that the nipples need to be moved a pretty far distance. When the nipple only needs to be moved a short distance, performing a lift with an implant in one stage works well.. However, when moving the nipple the distance you need, a two stage approach is safer and it also makes it easier to obtain a better result. So I would start with the lift only, then after a few months you could decide on whether you want an implant added. Granted, a different approach than many surgeons may recommend, but this approach has kept me out of trouble while at the same time producing a better result than trying to one stage it.
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