Can I get a good result with breast augmentation alone (no lift)? (Photo)
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Need for lift is not always as simple as looking at photos, as assessment of fold positions is also needed
Given your limited photo views I do not suspect you need a lift, but I like to assess a photo with breasts gently supported above the folds so I can compare fold position, especially medially, to nipple position to make the actual determination regarding a lift. The determination also must rely on direct physical exam and assessment of tissue quality and breast geometry. Usually a starting point like yours is not going to need a lift, however, unless your folds swings obliquely upward medially, hidden by the overhanging tissues. One thing to be mindful of, however, is to avoid lowering your folds to accommodate large implants, as that can lead to a double fold deformity where the breast skin meets the tighter skin from below your existing folds, and release of muscle should be especially avoided, as that is the maneuver that potentiates double fold formation with large implants in a situation like yours. Further information is found at the link that follows. I hope that this helps.
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Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering breast augmentation surgery ( regarding breast implant size/profile selection) is:
1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully. Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you are looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.
2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals.
In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or "C or D cup” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on him who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate. Again, the use of computer imaging has been very helpful during the communication process, in our practice.
3. Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly, allow your plastic surgeon to use his/her years of experience/judgment to choose the breast implant size/profile that will best meet your goals. Again, in my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery, after the use of temporary intraoperative sizers.
I hope this (and the attached link, dedicated to breast augmentation surgery concerns) helps. Best wishes.
No lift required
Judging from your profile photos, your nipples are located well above your beast crease, so I would strongly advise against lift. That said, a lift can always be done as a secondary procedure if required.
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