I want to get a BA. Do I need a lift to get the best results? Confused- I've had Conflicting PS consults! Need Opinions.(photo)
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Breast augmentation alone or with lift?
I want to get a BA. Do I need a lift to get the best results? Confused- I've had Conflicting PS consults! Need Opinions
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When to lift?
It is normal to experience changes in your breasts over time. Especially with weight loss or pregnancy, many women experience deflation of the breasts that leaves them appearing slightly low and flatter at the top. Both implants and a lift address this issue, but in different ways. To simplify, a lift will make the nipple appear higher on the breast mound, but will do little to change the shape of the breast, primarily the nipple position on the breast. An implant will make the breast appear rounder, and more full at the top. Sometimes a combination of both surgeries is best to meet your individual goals. And, often, the decision to do one or both depends on your preference for creating an "idealized" breast shape. Implants alone will lift the nipple position slightly, but, to be more idealized, the nipple would be lifted surgically as well to make the outcome as idealized as possible. This depends on your preference, as some women prefer a more natural shape and others prefer the idealized shape. A board certified plastic surgeon who has experience in cosmetic breast surgery will be able to assess your breast and skin and facilitate this type of discussion to help you understand the best option for you.
Implants only or lift
Thank you for providing the photos. The sizes you have chosen should give you a nice result without a lift. Your larger and lower breast will most likely still be lower with implants only. That being said, what are your goals? Implants can only do so much. Whether you have a lift now or not there is no way to honestly tell someone they would never need a lift or revision in years to come. Our bodies and our goal do change over time. The important this is to try and meet your expectation right now and that the procedure chosen fills those expectations. As stated previously, sometimes there may be compromises.
Breast lift or not?
Best of luck!Dr. Khuthaila
BA or lift with implants.
Thank you for your question. Judging by your photos, you appear to have some sagging of your breasts (especially on your right side). An ideal breast augmentation should position the nipple in or near the center of the implant. A vertical breast lift (lollipop) incision would move the nipple in proper position and yield a better contour. As always choose an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to assist you with your decision.
An exam and consultation with a plastic surgeon is recommended to discuss your options and expectations.
Lift or no lift
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