Would a lift be needed? If so, would a periareolar lift be acceptable versus a full lift? (Photo)
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Augmentation without Lift
Your pictures indicate that you have pseudoptosis (fake drooping). That means the nipple areolae do not need to be lifted up as they are already higher on your torso than the underlying breast fold. This means that there is a mismatch of more skin envelope than contents. You are a perfect candidate then for breast augmentation without a lift. That will restore the balance between the skin envelope and the breast contents. The only reason to entertain a full lift with or without implants is if you wanted the highest-riding, roundest, Barbie doll type breasts.
I hope this has been helpful.
Robert D. Wilcox, MD
Minimal scar breast lift without implants
You may be a candidate for The Horndeski Method breast lift that does not require a vertical incision or the extra risks and complications associated with breast implants. The pictures you submitted are not standardized photos. Please view the video attached to see an example of what can now be achieved with current techniques. The patient shown did not have breast implants placed.
I hope this helps.
Best wishes and kind regard,
To lift or not...
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Neither surgeon is correct.
To get the best result possible, you'll need a full lift. Periareolar lifts are for very small, deflated breasts, with minimal ptosis. Surgeons that do it in two procedures do so because of the high complication rate of performing a full lift and augmentation simultaneously. However, there are many surgeons that perform this surgery frequently without significantly higher complications.
Go visit a few ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeons that specialize in cosmetic breast surgery.
Best of luck!
To lift or not to lift?
You will need to make a choice between two competing objectives, each of which is valid. One goal is to restore the pre-pregnancy appearance of your breasts. The other is to avoid the scars of a lift. If it is important to bring your breasts back to the position where they were before your pregnancy, only a lift, possibly combined with implants, will accomplish this objective. If you are willing to accept fuller breasts that are lower than their pre-pregnancy position, then a simple augmentation will probably suffice. Peri-areolar lifts offer a mild re-balancing of the breasts, but their power is limited. Best of luck.
To lift or not to lift?
You have glandular ptosis
Breast Lift vs Implants
Would a lift be needed? If so, would a periareolar lift be acceptable versus a full lift
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