Wanting augmentation, is a lift absolutely necessary as well? (photos)
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Breast Augmentation with or without Lift
Shape versus volume
Often implants can help improve the VOLUME of a breast and they do also affect the shape of the breast, soon after surgery and even down the road. Often a mastopexy is used to change the SHAPE of a breast. Sometimes these procedures can be done at the same time and sometimes they are staged, meaning they are done at two different times. Good luck! MMT
Patients who goes to a consultation for drooping breasts (ptosis) or volume loss after pregnancy (pseudoptosis) almost always have one very important question. "Can my drooping be corrected with just implants or do I need a lift".
Implants alone will correct drooping when:
- Breast drooping is mild
- The nipple is still near the center breast and does not point downward
- There is some visible skin beneath the nipple/areola when looking at the breasts straight on.
- The patient is okay with being at least a cup size larger
- Breast drooping is moderate or severe
- The nipple is at the bottom of the breast or points downward
- There is no visible skin under the nipple/areola when looking at the breasts straight on.
- The patient is already a C or D cup breast size and doesn't want to be larger
- The areola is too large and the patient wants it reduced
I use implants in combination with a lift when:
- The patient wants to be larger in addition to being less droopy
- The patient desires to maintain projection and roundness of the breast mound
- The drooping is severe..... I recommend to see a board certified plastic surgeon for a personal evaluation and also to talk about your goals. Good luck :)
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Breast lift with implants
In my opinion, when there is the degree of sagging and deflation displayed in your photo, you will get a much better cosmetic result with a lift as well as implants. If you have a straight augmentation, you would need subglandular (Pre-pectoral) implants in order to reduce the risk of the "Snoopy dog" appearance. This may leave your breasts even saggier.
Since it appears your nipples are below the bottom of your breasts and you have young children, Medicare and private insurance rebates may apply. You should discuss this with your Plastic Surgeon in a face to face consultation.
I hope that helps.
Mark Hanikeri MBBS, FRACS
Perth Specialist Plastic Surgeon
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