Why won't my doctor do a breast lift with implants at the same time? Will a lift alone do what I want? (photos)
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Breast augmentation with implant at the same time.
Please seek out a couple of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. On line look for ASPS and/or ASAPS members. Discuss with them your goals. They will go over your medical history, and do a proper exam. At that point you will discuss what can be done. Remember to have reasonable expectations. The surgeon has your tissue to work with. Together you and the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will come up with a reasonable plan.
One stage or two stage acceptable.
Lift and implant together
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A combined breast lift and implant can be done.
Lift and augmentation
Breast augmentation and lift is a difficult procedure
If you asked 100 plastic surgeons what is the most difficult cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that you perform, probably 80 would reply breast augmentation and lift at the same time. It is associated with a relatively high rate of revision so some surgeons prefer to perform the procedures in a staged fashion. Good luck!
Why won't my doctor do a breast lift with implants at the same time? Will a lift alone do what I want?
Many thanks for lovely pictures and the question.
Many plastic surgeons are scared of wound infection if they combine the implants with a lift since there is a large suture line.
You are in fact a perfect candiate to combine both surgeries in one. Here in Dubai I do it routinely.
One stage procedure
Ary Krau MD FACS
Can do implants and lift together
Some surgeons won't do a lift and implants together. To be fair, the risks do increase slightly if the procedures are done together. However, many (or even most) surgeons will do the procedures together to achieve excellent results with minimal risks.
You do have quite a lot of breast tissue, so a lift alone would give you a very nice breast shape. I would even guess that once the lift was done and all your breast tissue was compacted up where it belongs, that you might even be in the D range, but hard to say from pictures alone without an exam.
The bottom line is that it is very safe to do a lift and implants together. I do it all the time with excellent results and a complication rate so low I can't remember the last time someone had an issue. If you want both procedures and you want them at the same time and your current surgeon is unwilling to do it... find another surgeon.
Hope this helps.
B Hermann MD
Breast lift with implants
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