Wanting Saline, Under Muscle Implants to Achieve a DD: Do I Need a Lift? (photo)
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Breast implant with breast lift in Los Angeles
An implant with a breast lift will add volume to your breast and improve the breast contour. I would opt for a combination breast lift with implant. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Do I need a lift
From you photos, it appears that you will benefit from an augmentation with a full lift. I understand not wanting the scars but without a lift, your own breast tissue will be hanging off of your implant and that will not be aesthetically pleasing. There are many scar treatments to help with the scarring but definitely consider the lift with augmentation. You really don't want to do something and create another problem that you will be unhappy with. ac
Do I Need a Lift?
If you have breast augmentation alone, the implant will appear high and the breast tissue will fall off the implant. The breast lift will be necessary. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of breast augmentations and breast lifts each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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Breast Lift Questions
Breast lift procedures are performed in a variety of techniques. They all can be incorporated to reduce areola to a more youthful size, remove excess skin and repostion the nipple and areola to a higher position. A consultation with a plastic surgeon is recommended to discuss your individual options.
Breast augmentation together with lollipop lift gives perkiest result.
You will not have a good result just with implants. I would not do it. If you are not happy afterwards, it will be because you don't like the shape. If women love their new size and shape, they accept the scars just fine.
Implants will only add volume to your breasts. What your breasts look like now is what they will look like when everything settles, only larger, if you just do implants. A lift will require scars but it will give you a perkier look to your breasts. Lifts can be done with or without the addition of implants.
Nipple lift with implants
Although you might want to avoid the scars associated with a nipple lift, I think the trade off for shape will be worth it. An implant only will certainly fill your bra, but will not look good once your bra is off.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe
To Lift or Not To Lift
Hi! Thank you for your question,
I am Dr. Speron, a proud member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). I am also certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Based on your pictures, a lift would be appropriate for your situation. However, I highly recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon so that they can go over the best options for you.
Below are some links for additional information and before and after pictures.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at 847.696.9900.
Best of luck and have a great day!
Do I need a lift?
To achieve the result you're seeking, I think you'll need a lift as well as implants. With the nipple visible low on the breast, if you have implants alone I suspect the nipples will look even lower post op, as the implants will sit higher within the breast than the nipple. The nipple will then likely appear to "fall off" the bottom of the breast.
No one wants the scars from a lift - but I can tell you, as all of us will, that in seeing many patients all the time with these scars, it is very uncommon to see a problem with them. They heal well, they are kind of "under" the breast, it allows you to have a smaller areola which often looks nicer on the breast (although that is a matter of personal taste of course), and if you become worried by the scar at the nipple border it can readily have some medical tattooing with pigment matching your areolar colour, to "paint it out".
All the very best.
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