I am wondering if a crescent lift along with a large silicone or saline implant is possible?
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you definitely don't have a lot breast tissue to cover the implant.
I don't think a crescent lift really works.
Granted it's difficult to tell from pictures without a really physical exam.
I think that your nipples sit low on your breast. So like you probably where thinking you ideally need a vertical lift and then you can use an appropriate size implant. This way you wouldn't have to go to very large implant. Remember larger implants thin the skin more and are easily palpable. Then a few years down the line you are unhappy. The other thought would be after an evaluation in person with a plastic surgeon to see if you can have a periareolar lift with an augmentation. That will avoid the vertical scar but that really needs an in person consultation.
I hope this helps good luck
Question about a breast lift
How to treat a thin breast shape.
Ask a local Plastic Surgeon what may be best for you, but if you have any doubts about the advice get several opinions. I would definitely advise you not to use large implants, however.
Good luck to you.
Frank Rieger M.D. Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Do not believe those who say that it will because you will be left with permanent pleating of skin around the areola.
Please do not be concerned about the scarring necessary with a Lollipop or Ankle or breast lift as my patients or so happy with the shape of their breasts that they do not worry about the scars. The scars heal well become indistinct and 31 years I have never had a patient complaining about the scars and not be happy that they chose to have the proper breast lift.
It is very important that you choose a proper sized implant and do not try to go to peak. Implants larger than 350 cc in patients with your situation can increase complications and look to be in most cases.Please read the link below to see how scars can heal so well after proper breast lifting.
It is crucial that you find a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, very experienced in breast lift surgery, and who has an excellent reputation in your community. Please do not make the mistake shopping for Price. Generally speaking a combination breast lift and breast augmentation will cost closer to $10,000 or possibly more for the best surgeon.
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