I'm 26 years old, weigh around 155, 5'4" tall. (Measurements: 38-29-42) I've breastfeed two babies and lost alot of weight around 30 lbs thus far. I'm wondering if I should do a lift or augmentation or a combination of both? I have to wear a push up bra to make my breasts look presentable. I'm only 26 and feel like I have the breasts of a woman much much older. I'd love NOT to have the scars from a lift but I'm afraid of how an implant would feel. Recommendations please?
Do I Need a Lift or Augmentation? (photo)
Doctor Answers (15)
Breast lift versus implant
Based on your photos you would require a full mastopexy( lift)...implants would only accentuate your drooping ptotic breasts. With a rearrangement of your breast tissue, you can achieve greater symmetry and perky position of your breasts. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon near you. Best of luck!
Lift for sure, implant maybe
Thanks for your pic and ? Your case is tricky but I think you will benefit most from a lift and small implant if your desire is to be slightly larger and have more fullness at the top. Because of the asymmetry regarding the volume of each breast and the nipple position preoperatively it will be hard to completely correct. I don't agree with using saline implants. Silicone looks much more natural. Sizers can be used intraoperatively to help judge the appropriate size. You will need different size implants. Finally, you will have to accept the scars that come with a lift, but in the end it will give you the best overall result. Best of Luck!
Lift or augmentation
you really a breast lift , to change the position of your nipple and to reshape the tissue of your breast , the augmentation would be great but this will depend if you are looking for fullness of the breaast ( bigger breast ) if you want the fullness in upper poles of breast the best way is to have the combination of both procedures
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Breast lift only or with augmentation?
Thank you for your question and photo.
You have plenty of breast tissue to achieve upper pole fullness with the Ultimate Breast Lift technique. The UBL technique reshapes, lifts and anchors your breasts to achieve natural and youthful results that are long term. Implants do not lift breasts. In your case, implants will only make matters worse by stretching your tissues even more and eventually making a lift more difficult. What makes the UBL technique unique, is that a vertical scar is never needed despite size or degree of ptosis. Incisions are hidden around the areola and in the inframammary fold.
Hope this helps.
Lift or implant alone
You require a lift to reposition the breast mound in the appropriate position on your chest wall. An implant can then add volume, and upper pole fullness
A breast lift is needed in severe ptosis
and your photos suggests advanced ptosis for someone of your age. Depending on your desires, you could have a lift alone, a lift with implants, a reduction with implants, or a rubin mastopexy. You WILL have the scars from a breast lift and can only hope they will heal well and be inconspicuous over the years. Please find a board certified plastic surgeon in your community to discuss your concerns and desires with in more detail. Good luck at achieving your goals!
Lift and Augmentation- NO DOUBT
It is fairly straight forward. You will need a lift and augmentation. I would recommend saline implants to allow for adjustments and differential size.
Do I Need a #BreastLift or #Augmentation? (photo) ANS:
No doubt, you need a lift!!! The question is whether you want it with an implant or not and my advice would be to use an implant. It will give you more fullness in the upper part of your breast and give you better roundness as well...But lift for sure..You cannot do an implant alone...
Breast Lift or Augmentation?
Thank you for the question and picture.
You are not a candidate for breast augmentation alone. Breast lifting will be necessary to achieve aesthetically pleasant result. Breast implants will be helpful if you are trying to increase the size of the breasts and/or achieve more volume ( for example superior pole volume). A full communication of your goals ( I prefer the use of goal pictures) will be necessary to give you precise advice.
Breast lifting involves some degree of tightening and lifting of the breast skin envelope. In order to tighten the skin envelope, skin excision is necessary; this results in the presence of scars (as you know).
Sometimes, the presence of scars is a “dealbreaker”; patients would prefer to leave their breasts unchanged than to have scars. At other times, patients prefer to have the improvement in breast position, shape, and (possibly) size and are willing to accept the trade-off of scars.
I hope this helps.
Lift, Augmentation or both
Thank you your questions and the photo. Each procedure has its indications. Looking at the photo, your nipples are low and you will require a lift. Just breast augmentation without a lift is not advisable. If you get a lift only, the shape of the breast will improve. However, the breasts will be smaller. So if you want to maintain the current cup size, you will need augmentation and lift.
The best way to address your concerns is with in person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. You have to be very clear about your hopes and desires. During the consultation you need to see before and after photos of each procedure. Best wishes.
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