hey! I am 29 yrs old with 36D breast.5' 3'' tall .Do my breasts need to lift or my nipple upper.I want full balanced breasts.
Is my 36D Size Breast Ok? (photo)
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Do I need a breaset lift?
Dr. Michelle Spring
Breast Lift Will Give You a Nice Outcome
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Correcting Breast Sag
Your pictures suggest significant breast sag which would benefit from a breast lift utilizing an anchor incision.
Each patient has unique aesthetic goals and specific anatomic findings that must be considered when making decisions about this type of surgery. For instance, in some cases, decreasing breast size may be a consideration and breast reduction should be part of the procedure. In other cases, patients may want larger breasts. Under these circumstances it may be appropriate to add a breast implant to increase breast volume.
Based on your concerns, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate. This surgeon will help you determine which option is best for you.
Breast Lift by repositioning breast tissue
Auto augmentation mastopexy is a surgery that repositions your own breast tissue into a more pleasing and comfortable position. Auto-augmentation mastopexy makes the breasts only as much bigger as there is lower pole breast tissue available to move into the upper pole. The lower pole tissue that is moved up is fixed in place with sutures to the pectoral fascia, so it is not possible for the relocated tissue to ‘drop’.
Breast implants add volume (and weight) to the breasts while auto-augmentation really does not. Additionally, implants augment the entire breast, while auto-augmentation augments the upper pole only. So for many reasons auto-augmentation results tend to be less prone to recurrence of droopiness.
Other advantages of auto-augmentation mastopexy:
#1 - Zero need for implant surveillance and possible replacement
Zero risk of capsular contracture
Zero risk of implant migration / malposition
Zero risk of visible fold/ripples
Zero risk of implant infection
Auto-augmentation mastopexy is absolutely the procedure of choice for a patient who wants a breast lift, who will not have adequate upper pole fullness without an implant or auto-augmentation, and who is happy with the amount of breast issue that she is starting with. If a patient wants a lift AND fuller breasts (i.e. increase in true cup size), then an implant is required.
It is important to understand that there is no plastic surgery procedure for which the results do not change over time. Skin is elastic and stretchy and so is breast tissue, and that ‘stretchiness’ increases with age. The elasticity of skin and soft tissue is genetically determined, and it therefore varies widely from patient to patient. So it is impossible to predict for any one patient how long it will be, if ever, before they feel they need a secondary mastopexy – which in most cases is just a touch-up procedure and not nearly as extensive as the original mastopexy. Certainly if a patient has breast stretchmarks and thin breast skin from multiple pregnancies, then that patient is more likely to need a secondary mastopexy at an earlier date than a patient with thicker skin and better skin and breast tissue tone.
36D breast opinion
Do I need a breast lift?
A lift could give you full, balanced breasts.
A breast lift (mastopexy) would be the answer to your problems. A lift will tighten the breast tissue, raise the nipples and remove excess skin. The breasts may even appear to be slightly smaller and perkier after the procedure. If you want to add more volume and upper pole fullness, then breast implants can be considered.
A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will provide you with your options. There are a few methods for breast lifting that exist and many different scar options as well. This will be discussed with you during your consultation.
Breast Lift Surgery
A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is necessary to give you a more personal assessment, but you appear to be a viable candidate for breast lift surgery based on your photos. During the procedure, excess breast tissue is removed, the nipple will be moved up, and the remaining tissue will be lifted and tightened to create more youthful-looking, balanced breasts. Some women receive breast implants during breast lift surgery in order to additionally add volume. I would suggest scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your specific options.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.