Do I need a breast lift along with implants or not? (photo)
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Do I need a breast lift along with implants or not?
The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue, hugs!
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Do I need a Lift with Implants or Not?
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I think the question you should be asking is do you need an implant along with the breast lift you are getting.
You most certainly need a lift. There are various options as to how to perform a lift which is best discussed at the time of your consultation. Essentially a lift can be done either via vertical incision or with an inverted T. My personal preference is to the inverted T incision as I think it gives a better shape.
You seem to have a good breast volume, which if better placed on your chest in a smaller skin envelope will give you perkier, fuller breasts. I am not sure you will need an implant as well, and even if you do, my advice would be to do that at a second stage.
I suggest you seek a second opinion and ask your next surgeon to show you photos of patients that have undergone a mastopexy alone. I have many patients who have been in exactly your position that have wanted a lift and augmentation, but have followed my advice to have a mastopexy first and then realise that they infect do not need an implant.
Breast lift alone or with implants?
Need a lift
Lift likely needed for optimal results
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