Can I do without a lift and just get implants to achieve perky breasts? (photo)
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Breast Lift with Implants
Thank you for your question and for sharing an appropriate picture. You do seem to be a good candidate for a breast lift with implants. Unfortunately, implants alone do not provide much of a lift. I recommend undergoing Vectra 3D Imaging to get an idea of your post procedural results. Make sure you're working with a board certified plastic surgeon for precise recommendations. Breast of luck!
Can I do without a lift and just get implants to achieve perky breasts
Implants do one thing and one thing only, and that is to make your breast larger. An implant does not lift a breast. For short period of time the skin will be fuller and it appears it is lifted, but if you measure where the new breast mound is, it is where you started. I think if you want a perky breast that you will need a lift as well as the implant
Looks like a lift is needed
it is difficult to tell based on photographs alone.
Measurements obtained at an in person consultation are more helpful to determine the best options for you.
If your nipple is more than four inches from your breast crease (underwire area), it is highly likely that you will need a lift. The amount of lift required will determine and guide the type of incision that is used.
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Can I do without a lift and just get implants to achieve perky breasts?
Thank you for your question. Based on your photograph you do have ptosis especially on the right side and a combination breast lift with implants may be her best option. Breast implants will not lift the breast. To understand the risks of implants alone please read the following Link:
Just get implants to achieve perky breasts?
What you suggest might work out very well, as if the implant is full enough to fill out the skin envelope a lift can be avoided.
Hello and thank you for your question. The
best advice you can receive is from an in-person consultation. With that
being said, based on your photographs, the best shape and contour could be
achieved with an implant and a breast lift. Your nipple sits
below the inframammary fold and without a lift in addition to the implant, this
will not have a natural shape. A breast lift with an implant can
result in a very nice shape if good technique is used. The
size of the implant is based on your desired breast size/shape, your
chest wall measurements, and soft tissue quality. This decision
should be based on a detailed discussion with equal input from
both you and your surgeon. Make sure you specifically
look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this
surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results. The
most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I
recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon
who can evaluate you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
High profile implants are a good choice
You are on the right track! You have just a minimal amount of loose skin and good position of the nipple/areola. I would choose a high profile silicone implant and place it on top of the muscle, your nipple will elevate about an inch and you save yourself the lift scar.
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