I Want Augmentation, but Do I Need a Lift As Well? - Waco, TX

I am 36 years old and have three sons -- an eleven...

I am 36 years old and have three sons -- an eleven year old and seven year old identical twins.

I 100% breastfed all three boys until they were 18 months old. I can see now in retrospect that I was a little obsessed and that I should not have been so extreme, but literally not a single drop of formula passed their lips and none of them ever had a bottle. So as you might imagine, especially the twins did a number on my breasts.

I got out of a bad, sexless marriage a few years ago and just earlier this year married a wonderful man. Now I feel like I have everything that I was missing before, including a great sex life. I feel pretty good about my body -- I am 5'11" and weigh 145 pounds. I have taken good care of myself. But, like another poster said, my breasts are like tube socks with tennis balls in the ends. My husband loves me as I am, but I find myself self-conscious at times when we make love because he touches my breasts and they squish like deflated balloons.

Anyway, I went to my first PS consult yesterday. I want a relatively subtle (but worth it) result and we settled on 371 Natrelle Silicone implants, sub muscular, with an inframammary incision. He told me several times that he would do an augmentation only, but "for the best cosmetic result" I really ought to consider a lift as well. He says that I have grade 2 ptosis.

I don't want a lift, and if that is what I really need I think I will just pass on the whole surgery thing. But I also don't want to go through all the expense and pain of an augmentation and be disappointed or displeased by the results. My husband and I have looked at hundreds of breasts over the past several weeks (online porn serves a good purpose in this regard!) and I really prefer a softer, more mature look. I find the super-perky look a little scary.

So....what do you guys think? Do I need a lift? Do I need a larger implant in order to get away without a lift? Any advice that you can provider would be appreciated!

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i dont think you needed a lift, so what happened?
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It looks like you'd probably get the most dramatic, perkiest results with a lift, but lifts do pose more complications than an augmentation alone. What about profile? Have you discussed with your surgeon if going moderate plus or high profile would help?

Please let us know what you decide to do. I think your breasts are really pretty as is and even if you did nothing you still look great.

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Hello kristen~ It does look like you will possibly need a lift. However, I am not a professional. You can ask any of the doctors on the site and they should be able to inform you properly. I saw 4 different doctors before my BA...one suggested a lift but I really did not want the excessive scarring. Good luck finding a doctor that will satisfy your needs!
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You may not like the larger implant, it may give you more of a matronly look. There are some very natural looking lifts with implants out there. I was just like you and refused to get a traditional lift because I did not want a verticle scar. I ended up going with Dr. Horndeski in Houston and did not have to have the lift scar and I loved my results. You can check out my pics if you like I will be adding more updated ones very soon. With that being said, if I did not heal so poorly I prob would have went with the traditional scar because on some women it heals so that you can barely see the scar and the shape is wonderful. Please don't let a lift scare you from getting the breasts you desire!
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Oh by the way, I was grade 3 ptosis!
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