Breast Lift with Implants
Yes, you can get HP implants with a lift and cohesive gel is a great choice. If you have a wide breast, then the moderate might fit better, but you can still do HP. Yes, if might give you a more fake look like your want, and we actually favor the HP for lift patients. Talk more with your surgeon. All the best, "Dr. Joe"
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High profile implant will not generate the projection of combined lift and implant
I recommend a new technique called Breast Augmentation with
Mini Ultimate Breast Lift™.Using only a
circumareola incision it is possible to reshape your breast tissue creating
upper pole fullness, elevate them higher on the chest wall and more medial to
increase your cleavage.Through the same
incision, implants can be placed.Aligning the areola, breast tissue and implant over the bony prominence
of the chest wall maximizes anterior projection with a minimal size
implant.Small round textured silicone
gel implants placed retro-pectoral look and feel more natural, are more stable,
less likely to ripple or have complications needing revision.Implant profile is irrelevant in the
retro-pectoral position since the muscle compresses it.You can achieve the high profile you desire by
alignment from the lift and implants, not by just large implants.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Can I get a Breast lift with high profile cohesive implants?
This question can only be answered after an exam and discussing your goals.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
When you want something different than what your surgeon is recommending...
Assuming that you do need a lift, you can certainly have the procedures done together. Unless you want to avoid the distortion that occurs with muscle contraction, the majority of surgeons, myself included, feel that submuscular placement is superior to over the muscle placement. As for the the profile, wide breasts require wider implants. If your chosen volume does not produce a wide enough base, you either need to use the lesser profile implant or go bigger in volume. If you don't meet eye to eye with your surgeon, get a second opinion as your surgeon should be doing everything possible to help you achieve the goals you have.
I would heed your plastic surgeon's recommendations. If you have a wide breast then you are probably not a candidate for a high-profile implant. I'm not aware that you need a lift because I don't have pictures and cannot perform a physical examine you. Again lean on your plastic surgeon's experience recommendations. Good luck
Implants and a lift
The profile chosen for you really depends upon what your breasts look like and your overall anatomy. Best to be seen in person. Good luck.
A combination breast lift and augmentation should place the breast implant beneath the chest muscle
There are many advantages to having your breast implants placed beneath the chest muscle. Especially when a breast augmentation is done in combination with breast lift placing the implant under the muscle does protect the nipple areola from damage.
If you have a wide chest and wide breast moderate profile plus implants may be a better option. Implant size more than profile is important in creating the "fake look" that you want. If you are concerned you should consult a second plastic surgeon for an opinion.
For more information on combination of breast augmentation and breast lift please read the following link:
I need a breast lift and I want high profile gel implants under the muscle. Is that a reasonable request.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you like the fake round high profile look after breast augmentation, then that's fine. You are not alone. It doesn't matter about the lift. I agree with you that it should go under the muscle. Your surgeon is concerned that with widely separated breasts, the high profile implant will be narrower than a moderate profile implant of the same volume. The wider moderate profile implant will do a better job of making your breast look less wide apart than the high profile implant, especially if the wider moderate profile implant is placed on top of the muscle rather than underneath the muscle. But here again, I think the implant is best placed under the muscle especially when you are doing a lift, and the implant in my opinion has to be textured.