I am 5'0" and right now weigh 143 lbs. My body fat % is 35. I lost quite a bit of weight two years ago, then gained some back. I definitely plan on losing weight before, but I really want to get a Breast reduction, Breast lift, then get Breast implants. Small ones of course. Is this possible? And how expensive do you think this could get? I am a 38 DD, and they sag quite a bit. They are heavy, and make it hard to work out and enjoy my life. I would like to be about a C cup. But NATURAL looking.
Breast Reduction, Lift and Implants to Get C Cups from DD Breasts?
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Implants for a DD breast not a good idea
With large (DD) breasts that are pendulous (droopy), I would recommend a small breast reduction with a vertical incision technique. I believe this will give a satisfactory result. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts after this procedure, you can always come back and place implants in a second operation.
Breast reduction and augmentation
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Implants do not support the breast, so if you have enough tissue, implants are probably unnecessary.
Do This in 2 stages
A breast reduction requires a huge rearrangement of the breast tissue. It is too unpredictable to place an implant at the same time as a full breast reduction.
The reason I am ok with doing a reduction and THEN implants (3 months later) is because implants sit higher on the chest. NO breast lift or reduction (even if done by a really famous plastic surgeon) can actually add considerable fullness to the upper breast like an implant can do. SO if you want not only lifted and smaller breasts, lifted nipples AND fullness in the "upper pole" then you should have a TWO STAGE breast reduction and then implants.
Just my not so humble opinion.
well as you should be aware the only way to really know what type of
surgery you need is in the consultation office.
but assuming you are clear for surgery and base on what tell us and the picture you send a breast lift would be ideal, and you have indeed enough tissue to accomplish the size you desire without the use of a implant.
but if you desire the use of a small implant (for a more projected breast) you need to understand that the size of the implant needs to be plan carefully to avoid complications.
Breast reduction accomplishes lift and volume repositioning
Breast Reduction, Lift and Implants to Get C Cups from DD Breasts
I can not advise you specifically without performing a history and physical examination in person.
However, in general it sounds like the goal is to achieve smaller volume (reduction), a lift and increased projection which is what I think you mean to achieve with implants.
In these situations I recommend to my patients that they stage these procedures and start with only the reduction/lift. This procedure will use your own tissues to provide the fullness and projection desired. we then reassess after everything has settled down (6-12 months) and see if implants are really necessary. It is better to use the tissue available than to take breast tissue away only to replace that volume with implants that have their own risks.
Talk to your Plastic Surgeon and define whether you need a lift/augmenation or a reduction.
If insurance is an option for the reduction, then the cost out of pocket will depend on your coverage but should be reasonable.
Good luck and enjoy your results
Breast reduction and lift and implants
The goals of a breast reduction versus a lift with implants are completely different. There is no question that you cannot achieve "fullness at the top" without an implant, but this is a cosmetic concern, not a medical one.
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