What is wrong with my Boobs? (photos)
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Breast ptosis and options
Hi and thank you for your question and photos. You have grade 3 ptosis (or drooping) of the breasts. It is most commonly caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or simply genetics. The good news is that you would be a great candidate for a breast lift with or without implants. Depending on your goals and the amount of breast tissue you already have, you might also benefit from a lift with a tissue matrix rather than an implant. Using a tissue matrix allows for support of your natural breast tissue to keep them perkier over time. I would recommend finding a board certified plastic surgeon who is very experienced with all of these options to discuss what would be best for you. Good luck!
What's wrong with my breasts
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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