Do I need lift? (photos)
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Do I need lift? (photos)
Thank you for your questions. You would be a good candidate for a breast lift. It will help with the asymmetry and droopiness. I recommend meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options, but I believe a breast lift will help immensely.
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Do I need a lift?
Thanks for posting your questions and photographs. The right procedure for you depends on many factors, most importantly your goals. Based on your photographs you display significant breast ptosis and its possible you have weak skin tissue which is prone to sagging. You would be able to achieve a good result with a breast lift but you need an in person consultation to determine the right surgical approach for you. Arrange a consultation with a fully qualified plastic surgeon to discuss your options.
Candidate for a Lift
Candidates for Breast Lift (#Mastopexy) surgery are women who have #saggingbreasts due to past pregnancies, genetics, or aging. Often times the sagging is too great to be treated by implants alone. Women with asymmetric or enlarged nipples or areolae (pigmented areas around nipples) also may be candidates for a breast lift or a modification of a lift. #Asymmetric breast can be adjusted by adding or removing volume. One side can be tightened more or less than another.
A mastopexy or breast lift operation is designed to improve the shape and position of the breast without reducing their size. It is used for breasts which sag or droop (ptosis). Sagging of the breasts may occur with normal development for some women, or as part of the aging process. Pregnancy, breast-feeding and weight loss are other conditions which increase breast ptosis. Some patients will have a better shape to their breast such as increased superior fullness if an implant is used at the time of mastopexy. The procedure can also be combined with a minor breast reduction to reduce the breast width if desired. The surgery will create an elevated, more youthful breast contour. Also, the procedure will create nipple and areolae of the desired size and at the correct height. I prefer to use a #shortscar technique, #LollipopScar or #DonutLift” rather than the majority of surgeons in the United States that use an anchor pattern lift which involve more significant scarring.
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You Need a Lift
- Do I like the size of my breast? If the answer is yes, then augmentation is out of the question (even if your doctor tells you that you need implants to lift your breasts). If the answer is that my breasts are too big, then the answer is you need a reduction (still no implants). If the answer is that I would like to be bigger, then any procedure should include an augmentation.
- Do you like the shape of my breasts? If the answer is yes, then any lift is off the table and return to question 1 for volume discussions. If the breasts are sagging, then you need to decide if you get only a lift (if the volume is fine) or an augmentation-mastopexy (for small breasts) or with a reduction (if they are too big).
- Breast implants do NOT lift breasts, if anything they make sagging breasts sag more!
- Breast lifts will reduce the volume a little bit.
- There are many different techniques for breast lifts and augmentation mastopexies, be sure that your physician has a great deal of experience and that the results you see in their photogallery looks like what you want.
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