Sagging Breasts Age 19. Lift? Teardrop Implants? (photo)
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Breast lift and implants for sagging breasts
Please read the link below. Please consult a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, experienced in breast lift surgery and who has an excellent reputation in your community.
Congratulations on the weight lost. You clearly would benefit from undergoing a breast lift with implants. Although you are currently a DD, I would still recommend using an implant. The use of an implant would serve to give you a better shape and more upper pole fullness. It will not be used to increase your breast volume. There are some surgeons that prefer to perform this surgery in two stages, I disagree. I believe this surgery can be performed quite safely and effectively in one stage. The difference in opinion stems from the type of lift these surgeons perform. There are some techniques that make it unsafe to combine these procedures and some techniques allow for the combined performance.
In your case, I find no advantage in using a tear drop implants. There are certain cases where their use is appropriate, but not with you. As to the type of lift you should undergo, it should be performed with very little skin tension. These lifts relay on the blood supply coming from above. In this way, the bottom part of the breast tissue can be used to support the lift. Although many of these lifts can be performed without the horizontal incision, your breasts may require some horizontal component given your size and shape.
Ary Krau MD FACS
Sagging Breasts Age 19. Lift?
Lift, yes. Implants, ??
A lift would clearly have benefits. You would probably need a full anchor pattern lift, and even those of us who commonly combine lifts and augmentations in one setting would think twice about the added risks in your situation.
I would start with a lift alone, and then if you really think you want to be larger, discuss it in six months with your surgeon, reviewing all the pros and cons.
When you are ready for an in person consultation, RealSelf has listings of surgeons in your area. You should consider cross referencing the listings from the The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (plasticsurgery dot org). A listing in the ASPS website assures you that your surgeon is not only board certified, but also is a member in good standing of the major plastic surgery organization in the U. S. Thank you for your question, best wishes.
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