Are my breast too droopy for a concentric breast lift? (photo)
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Can I have a concentric lift.?
A woman may need a breast lift because the breasts are very low, the skin is loose, or a combination of the two.
While your photo shows a moderate degree of drooping , your skin also looks quite loose.
Unfortunately a concentric lift only has a limited amount of lifting and tightening capability. If a concentric lift is overused scar widening or an unaesthetic result may occur.
Larger implants fill out more skin than smaller implants but I believe it is always best to be the size you wish. Don't just go large to try and avoid a lift.
Based upon your photo I suspect you would do better with a full lift, but it also depends on your skin tone and the size implant you chose, things I can not assess without an examination.
Many of my patients will allow me the option of choosing which lift to perform at the time of surgery. Once the implants are placed I can get a better sense of which lift will be adequate.
If you are prepared for the possibility of a full lift you may want to discuss this option with your surgeon.
Concentric lift or larger lift?
Are my breasts too droopy for a concentric breast lift?
For the lift, I typically start with the smallest incision and custom tailor each breast lift to the shortest scar possible.
Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of 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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It is recommended to be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your individual situation and appropriate options.
Are my breast too droopy for a concentric breast lift?
Thank you for your picture.
In my opinion a breast lift will be ideal in your case, an implant placement will definitely be necessary in order to enhance your breast and make them fuller. I suggest 375-400 cc´s high profile.