Two questions: Will a breast lift make my breasts look larger or smaller? How much should I downsize my implants? (photos)
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Breast Reaugmentation with a breast lift
thank you for your question A breast lift will not make your breast smaller or bigger. I utilize the Halpern breast marker, that I invented for marking out your breast lift. During surgery, after the lift is performed, I use a sizer. I'm able to inflate the Sizer to different volumes to see what size implant will give you the results you want. For more information please watch the enclosed video.
Two questions: Will a breast lift make my breasts look larger or smaller? How much should I downsize my implants?
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 "down a cup size” 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 who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate.
3. Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly, allow your chosen plastic surgeon to work with you in determining the best plan to achieve your goals. Again, using as many "visual aids" as possible will help eliminate miscommunication.
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to revisionary, specifically downsizing, breast augmentation surgery concerns), helps. Best wishes.
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Size after lift and downsizing
Density = Mass / Volume
The tighter your lift, the denser your breasts and the smaller the cup size you will ultimately have. Communicate your goals directly and without hesitation to your plastic surgeon. Bring pictures in of what you want to look like and that will help determine what implants are used. It would be next to impossible to tell you what size implants to use without knowing what you want to look like and what the lift will do to your breasts with regards to changing their size. That's why we place sizers into the breast pocket before choosing the implant. Hope this helps.-JGH