I am now D cup. I want to downsize after having a breast lift with augmentation - What are my options? (photo)
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Downsizing requires lift
Options for smaller breasts following breast augmentation and mastopexy
Your result is beautiful but if you are uncomfortable with the size, then you may not be happy. 250 cc moderate profile plus is a smaller implant and it looks as if it fits your body appropriately. The reason for the increase in cup size, is because you are so small around your chest (circumference). An additional lift may be avoided if you decrease the size of the implant minimally, although you mentioned your nipples are too large, so if a revisional breast lift is needed, the areola could then be decreased in size at that time as well. You may wish to give it a few more months. Post-operative edema may last up to a year, then reassess for revisional surgery.
Downsize after breast lift
This is very nice result. If you feel that your breasts are a little too wide and full for your shape , you may wish to exchange the implants for a smaller size and replace with high profile round. The areola can be reduced ath same time Iifyou think they are too wide . The skin may need to be tightened up a little if you go for a smaller implant.
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You really have a nice result. You can always go smaller if you wish and should discuss it with your surgeon, who obviously knows what he or she is doing. Just be aware of the costs involved. I think your size and shape are quite nice and having further surgery could be asking for problems. You will always be able to find a surgeon to redo your breasts, but why? You already have a result that is about as good as they get! I have had patients like you who have perfectly good results, then they go to another doctor, get messed up, and then regret not leaving well enough alone. Don't become one of them!
I want to downsize after having a breast lift with augmentation - What are my options?
You can certainly downsize the implant, reduce the areolar size, and relift if necessary.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Should I have an implant with a breast lift
Many patients ask for a breast implant when they are having a breast lift on the assumption that the implant will make them look "perky" (whatever that means). This is nonsense: breast implants make breasts look bigger. That's all. In fact, their weight, with time, will likely make the breasts look "droopy" (presumably the opposite of "perky").
If you are happy with the volume of the breasts and just want them lifted, then you should NEVER have an implant. No implant is better than your own tissue!
If, however, you want larger breasts, then it is fine to do both.