High profile or moderate plus? (Photo)
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High profile or moderate plus?
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…
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Which Profile is Best For Implant With Lift?
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That being said, I believe that moderate plus implants (in appropriate anatomy) tend to give a more natural look, nicer cleavage, and less "fake" look than HP implants. You do have more ptosis (droop) on one side than the other, but you clearly do not want a lift on only one side. But since you also have what appears to be a volume asymmetry (visibly different breast sizes), you may want to consider implants of two different sizes. A 30cc difference is only 2 tablespoons, and would likely NOT be a visible discrepancy, so you may need to consider implants at least 60cc difference in volume, unless indeed your bras fit equally, and you simply have looser skin on one side.
If the more droopy breast had its nipple below the level of your inframammary crease (do the pencil test by placing a pencil at the level of you crease on the droopier side, and then look in a mirror to see if your nipple lies above or below the level of the pencil), then you need a lift. If the nipple is above this crease level, then simply "filling" the loose breast skin may well be all you need for an excellent result.
I would suggest trying on various implants in a bra and stretchy top, and see what "look--size" you like. You can even try on implants of two different sizes to see if or how they compare or even-out your asymmetric volume. Once you and your surgeon decide on a size, then choose the profile whose dimensions "fit" your breast base diameter. HP implants of a too-small size in a wide(r) chest will have a wide and unattractive cleavage and give you a less natural look. Likewise, wide(r) moderate plus implants in a too-narrow chest may not "fit" and could increase risk of symmastia (uni-boob) or too-much "side boob." Profile needs to be coordinated with your anatomy and size wishes, not just a recommendation regarding "natural-ness."
I would suggest more time with your surgeon to figure this out--determining later what SHOULD have been done is an expensive course of action that is potentially avoidable, IMHO. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
You need lift
You have considerable asymmetry ( pictures)
High Profile vs Mod plus
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High-profile vs moderate plus implants
High profile or moderate plus?
Keep in mind, that breast augmentation surgery does not provide a true "lift"; make sure that your goals will be realistically achieved with the planned procedure.
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. For example, 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. Personally, I find it most beneficial to have a wide range of breast implant types, sizes, and profiles available.
I hope this (and the attached link, dedicated to breast augmentation surgery concerns) helps. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.
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