Would a mere augumentation achieve the results of the last photo or do I require a full mastopexy with implants?
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Breast lift and implant
Augment vs lift
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Implant or lift?
Thanks for the question.
the result you desire in the photo is a fuller breast mound with the nipple on the apex of the breast mound. if you look at your before shots and think that the nipple will say at the same height if there is no lift, then I suspect you will achieve a fuller breast that is very low, unless a lift is done.
I hope that makes sense, and the way forward a little clearer.
Mastopexy or Augmentation
Although unfortunately there are no pics attached to your question, I can tell you that this is one of the biggest dilemmas in breast enhancement surgery.
There are trade offs with any approach and obviously you will need a full examination and also to discuss your aesthetic goals with your surgeon.
In general though my philosophy is to prioritise shape over scars. My view is that most women save for those requiring only the smallest lift will need an inverted T shaped scar, the reason being that if you don't shorten the distance from the new nipple position to the fold then you leave the breast looking bottomed out.
For those women who are borderline i.e. a candidate for a Benelli or vertical mastopexy, if they are happy or wanting an implant then often that is all that is needed, perhaps with the addition of a crescentic lift at the upper pole of the areola.
Post some pics or send them direct to me and I would be happy to look at them for you.
All the best
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