replace implants or do fat transfer
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Replace implants or do fat transfer
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!
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Great topic. A mastopexy (lift) augmentation (with implants) is a difficult combined procedure, as the mastopexy lifts/tightens the breast skin, and the implants actually stretch that skin. The final result is very unpredictable, and with sizable lifts with need to excise a lot of skin, most of us actually stage the procedure (mastopexy first, then implants 6 months later or after the skin has healed as a second operation) to avoid complications and limit the unpredictability of the result. With combining these procedures, a very large implant is not possible, as skin is being resected and the wound simply won't close or heal properly. If the incisions have healed and the shape and nipple position have been corrected, exchange for a larger implant is often a much simpler procedure. "Cup size" is also not something we often discuss, as that varies between bra styles and vendors, and how much breast tissue you already have, and does not have much meaning to us; implants are measured in cc's. Gathering some photographs of desirable postoperative results is always more helpful, and your plastic surgeon should be able to tell you if this achievable and desirable with you frame and tissue quality. Hope that helps?! Good luck.
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