Droopy breasts, doesn't want a lift
Unfortunately for your wishes, the plastic surgery consultations that you have seen are correct. If you do find someone who is willing to just put it implants you will definitely regret it in a short period of time. If the implants are put in sub glandular, then they will droop very quickly and give you a rock in a sock. If the implants are put in sub muscular they will maintain their normal position while your breast drips down even more looking like a snoopy nose . If you do not want to have a lift, your best option is to do nothing. All patients have to deal with the limits of their anatomy as do their surgeons. Best of luck to you
Breast augmentation and lift
Although you may not want a breast lift, your anatomy is such that you will likely need a breast lift. If you are absolutely opposed to the scars of a breast lift, then consider not having any surgery at all (including implants). Implants alone, will likely worsen your breast ptosis.Best wishes,Dr.Bruno
Don't really want a lift, but feel like I have no choice?
You are ABSOLUTELY correct. However, you could choose to do nothing. But I do not know any reputable Plastic Surgeons that would put implants in your current breasts. You appear to be a candidate for a mastopexy( anchor lift). I would not put implants alone in your breasts- it will look like a "rock in a sock". The current techniques in Plastic Surgery can give you your best looking breasts. Mastopexy is firmly recommended.
Breast lift with augmentation
Thank you for your question. Based on your submitted photos you appear to be an excellent candidate for a breast lift with implant procedure to produce beautiful overall results. Schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to be further evaluated, discuss your surgical options, address your goals and concerns and then work together to build a surgical plan that you are comfortable with and best helps you achieve your overall desired look.With kind regards,
Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., F.A.O.H.N.S., F.A.B.F.P.R.S.
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
and if you're truly not wanting a lift, find a surgeon that will do it for you and go for it. You will have glandular ptosis and your nipples will point downwards but if volume is all you want, you could get by with just an augmentation focused on giving you the upper pole fullness you want. Yes, it will not look great but if you're okay with that, you should be able to get what you want and not what your doctor wants.
Far more important than the technique is the skill and experience of your plastic surgeon. Choose your surgeon rather than the technique and let them explain why one technique may be better than another.
See the below link on some suggestions on finding the most qualified Plastic Surgeon for a breast augmentation.
Hello,You would not even look as good as your goal photos because you have more ptosis and are larger breasted to begin with. Having a proper reduction, lift and augmentation by a ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeon who specializes in breast surgery will leave you with a nice and normal shape, with inconspicuous scars. Implants alone will not leave you looking normal. I'm sure if you keep looking, you'll find someone who'll do that for you.Best of luck!
Breast Lift with Implants after 4 kids?
Good question. The frontal view is very convincing to me that without a lift you are only asking for trouble by placing implants. Your areolae will probably stretch to be wider and point more downward. You'd be larger but increasingly uncomfortable in clothing or when looking in the mirror. I think that the consensus your getting from the surgeons is in agreement and is good advice. You can decrease scar prominence with Embrace Scar Therapy or choose to leave well enough alone . Best wishes.
Jon A Perlman MD FACS
Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Extreme Makeover Surgeon ABC TV
Best of Los Angeles Award 2015, 2016
Beverly Hills, Ca
Chosing the best approach to your breasts
I agree with the other doctors that in your case the best approach is a lift and an implant. The implant will recruit some ptotic tissue but not enough to achieve a pleasing result. Highly consider the lift.
To Lift or Not to Lift, That is the Question!
Thank you for your question and photos. As you have learned as a patient, your breasts change over time and through life events (having kids, weight changes, etc.). Breasts fall with breast feeding and the passage of time. If you desire only volume changes and having fullness in the upper chest, you can leave your implants alone. Just realize that your breast shape out of a bra will not be youthful or aesthetically pleasing because your implant will sit in a youthful position and your breast tissue and nipple will sit at the bottom of the breast. This creates a look which bothers most patients.A breast lift will allow you to enjoy BOTH your implants and breast tissue sitting together, such that you can have fullness in the upper chest and your breast tissue/nipple pointing forward and being enhanced by the implants. The scars of a breast lift typically fade nicely, so most patients really appreciate the lift. I would recommend seeing a skilled plastic surgeon who does lifts on a daily basis, so that you can appreciate what can be done! Best wishes.....Dr. Bresnick