Need a lift but do not want implants. (photos)
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Please make an in-person consultation with a ABPS board certified PS to evaluate you and discuss your options.
Hope that helps and best wishes!
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Breast Lift, No Implants
Yes, you could get a breast lift with correction of breast asymmetry. Breast implants are not required as long as you don't mind being the size of the smaller breast.
Also, of note:
- On average, women lose a half cup size from a breast lift because of the volume loss from the removed breast skin.
- Breast implants are recommended if you want to restore superior breast fullness without a bra.
To be sure, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have Breast Lift Surgery.
I hope this helps.
Need a lift but do not want implants.
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You have very little breast tissue, and I think you are clearly more in the low "B" cup range for your existing volume, certainly on your left breast. There is just not much to work with shape wise for this, and fat grafting is not going to significantly or reliably address that. The best case scenario if you didn't want an implant is to do a small mastopexy on your right to get it closer to your left, but without an implant I don't think you will get the kind of result you would expect after spending what you'd likely do for that,
I would be more of the opinion of what I presume your prior consultants expressed and suggest a modest volume partial sub muscular silicone implant ("dual plane") with a lift over the top. You will need a slightly different scar length on the right to even out the excess skin, probably a traditional T-scar with a Lollipop type incision on your left breast.
Breast Lift Without Implant Options
Who is a candidate?
- Any woman who is healthy
- Women with sufficient body fat for the procedure
- Women considering breast augmentation who wish to be one cup size larger or less
- Women who have had breast augmentation or reconstruction but who lack fullness or have contour concerns. Fat transfer can further enhance and reshape your breasts while smoothing out visible or palpable edges of breast implants. This will disguise implant rippling and wrinkling.
- Women with normal mammography
Breast lift without implants
You can definitely achieve your goals to correct sagging and achieve better symmetry without implants. Since your right breast appears to be larger than your left, I would likely suggest a conservative breast reduction with lift on your larger right breast and a breast lift alone on your left breast. Breast lift plastic surgery can improve the profile of sagging breasts, making breasts look more youthful and perky. Breast lift surgery is done to improve the profile of sagging breasts, changing their position on the body to appear more youthful. I've posted a web link to an ABC news videoclip for my preferred breast lift technique for you. We can take the volume that is sagging and reshape/reposition it into your cleavage. Please visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options.
Lift and no implants
Vertical breast lift alone (no implants)
You can have a lift and matching breasts
Improvement without implants
If you rule out implants then all that can be done is to reduce the size of the larger breast and reshape by tightening the skin at the expense of significant scarring.
You could ideally do with an increase in volume to fill the upper part of the breast which I suspect is what you would like but the only other way of doing this without implants is through fat transfer which may take a more than one attempt.
Breast Lift, No Implants
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