If so, what type of lift do you suggest and are there any benefits to seperating the surgeries? I am 33, have nursed 3 kids, and am currently a sad C cup, would Iike to go a full C-D. cup. Thanks!
Would you suggest a lift in addition to implants for me?
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Lift is essential
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Toronto Breast Augmentation with Implants
Without examining you or even seeing a photo of your breasts it is impossible to advise you. See a BC PS in your area.
Mastopexy with or without breast implants is a decision to make with your plastic surgeon.
The most important factors that help you and your plastic surgeon make the decision on whether to use breast implants at the time of mastopexy are 1. whether you have enough breast tissue quantity and quality to lift and rearrange, 2. the position of your breasts on your chest and 3. whether you want to have breast implants because they are medical devices that will need to be replaced, typically after many years. I strongly recommend that you seek out a board certified Plastic Surgeon that will review the pros and cons of ALL your options. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
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Thank you for your question.
To best help you please send in some pictures consisting of a front, left and right side view of your breast in order to determine which procedures and technique would be best for your case.
How to decide if you need a breast lift and implants
Thank you for your question. Generally speaking if your nipple areola is below your inframammary crease, the fold beneath your breast, then you will need a lift in addition to breast implants that are placed beneath the chest muscle. In some cases when this sagging is not extreme, breast implants may be placed beneath the breast.
Please read to the article link to below for a thorough discussion of how to lift sagging breasts.
Do I need a lift with my augmentation?
Separating your implant surgery from your lift surgery allows for larger implants to be put in
Thank you for your question. Without photographs or an examination, it is very difficult to say what type of a lift, if any, would be best for you. However, most patients who describe their breasts as 'sad' are candidates for a full lift to make their breasts as 'perky' as possible. Doing a full lift at the time of putting in breast implants can limit the size of implant that can be placed. One advantage to separating the surgeries is that larger implants can be placed when a full lift is not done at the same time. Be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon.
James McMahan, M.D. Columbus Plastic Surgeon
The type of breast lift really depends on the condition of your breasts. Generally, the more drooping, the longer and more extensive the scars. Most surgeons are performing an implant placement with their lifts. Given your history, you will likely need a lift with implants.
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