I want to correct the sagging & space between my breasts, should I have Breast Lift, Implants, or both? (photos)
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Breast Implants Vs Breast Lift to Correct Sagging
Peter Fisher M.D.
Breast Lift/Augmentation Options
Under these circumstances, breast lift surgery would help lift the nipple areola complexes into normal positon. This maneuver would also help develop cleavage between the two breasts. When patients want larger breasts or more upper breast fullness, a small breast implant can be utilized as well. The size of the implant utilized is entirely dependent upon the patient's aesthetic goals.
All of these issues should be discussed with your plastic surgeon before proceeding with surgery. Your surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your anatomic findings and achieves your aesthetic goals. If you decide to proceed with breast augmentation and breast lift surgery, they can be done in combination with abdominoplasty surgery.
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Breast lift, implants, both?
Many Plastic Surgeons would consider doing the augmentation and lift at the same time. There are more variables, and some additional risks. This is why some Plastic Surgeons are more conservative and will do this operation in two procedures. Others will do it in one, and get good results. There is no wrong answer, it just depends on you, your tissues, and your Plastic Surgeon.
Please seek out a couple of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. On line look for ASPS and/or ASAPS members. Discuss with them your goals. They will go over your medical history, and do a proper exam. At that point you will discuss what can be done. Remember to have reasonable expectations. The surgeon has your tissue to work with. Together you and the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will come up with a reasonable plan.
Breast lift for sagging and space between breasts
Best of luck,
I want to correct the sagging & space between my breasts, should I have Breast Lift, Implants, or both?
Breast implants not needed
Since you're happy with your current breast volume, the Ultimate Breast Lift technique is ideal for you. The UBL technique will correct the space between your breasts, give you a upper pole fullness without an implant and there will be no vertical scar.
Please feel free to look at my gallery and see what can be accomplished with the UBL technique. The UBL works best on deflated/saggy breasts.
I hope this information helps.
Augmentation and Lift Recommended
Earl Stephenson, Jr, M.D., DDS, FACS
Breast lift to improve wide spaced sagging breasts
That said a breast lift will improve your nipple areola position and breast shape but because the breasts have lost volume a breast implant is usually required to improve the fullness and firmness of the breast. Generally speaking when performing a breast lift with and augmentation a sub-muscular placement of implant is preferred to reduce the chance of capsular contraction and provide coverage of the implant to lessen the risk of interference of blood supply to your nipple. Please consult your plastic surgeon for your decision between saline and silicone gel breast implants. Both can produce a nice result.
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