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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?
It's difficult to determine without actually examining you and evaluating the elasticity of your tissues, including measurements of the distance from the nipples to the folds beneath your breasts, but you might be a candidate for a concentric lift in combination with implants. The concentric lift can be very effective for certain patients, especially if newer techniques with an interlocking pursestring suture are used as described by Dr. Hammond, which makes the lift last longer and minimizes stretching of the areola after surgery. I like to use the concentric lift if the nipple needs to be raised no more than about 2.5 cm or 1 inch. If it needs to be raised more than that, the lift can cause excessive distortion of the breasts and some tiny wrinkles around the areola. I also don't like to use the concentric lift if the breasts are large and heavy with thick tissues (unlike yours), instead preferring a stronger type of lift. Also, if the distance from the nipple and areola to the fold is too great, other options might be better. From your photos, it's a reasonable technique to at least consider. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon who can examine you in person and give you good advice. There are pros and cons to every procedure choice.
Are my breasts too droopy for a concentric breast lift?
This may be the case, but an exam would be helpful in this case.
For the lift, I typically start with the smallest incision and
custom tailor each breast lift to the shortest scar possible.
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
New concentric lift technique
are an excellent candidate for a new technique called Breast Augmentation with
Mini Ultimate Breast LiftTM.
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. I never
use the vertical scar techniques such as the lollipop or boat anchor shaped incisions
because the scars are unacceptable.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Breast Augmentaiton and Mastopexy
There are variety of breast lift (mastopexy) procedures that can be performed with breast augmentation. Some of the techniques include periareolar, vertical or inverted T techniques.
It is recommended to be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your individual situation and appropriate options.
Based solely on one picture, it appears you really need volume. A bilateral breast augmentation would produce fullness and roundness. Intra-operatively, the surgeon can put the patient in the sitting position and judge breast ptosis, the relationship of the nipple to the infra-mammary fold. My pure guess is that you would need more than a concentric mastopexy. Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Are my breast too droopy for a concentric breast lift?
Looking at the one picture you posted, it's seems you will need a breast lift. Sadly if you were to place implants without some sort of lift, you would end up with "a rock in a sock" look. Most definitely, that is not the look you are trying to achieve!
Thank you for your question. I believe that a concentric breast lift-augmentation is not appropriate for you. Your breasts sit on the ribs/abdo rather than on the upper chest - as it should be. You need a breast lift with incisions around the areola but also through the lower pole of the breast in a shape of an inverted T, J or something in between. In my experience all these scars heal very well if you are not a smoker, follow the prescriptions and attend the clinic regularly. Choose carefully your plastic surgeon. Good luck.
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.
Do I need a full lift
Thanks for your inquiry and picture, but without an exam and view of your breasts from the side it is hard to know for sure. From the picture you provided I think a full lift would do the most good.