Do I need a breast lift with implants?
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Do I need a lift with implants
A lift is needed
Breast Lift with Implants - To Lift or Not To Lift? That is the Question. Here is One Answer.
Breast implants will restore volume loss; a breast lift will restore perkiness. A breast lift is not "required", but you may want one if achieving near perfect symmetry is an important goal for you. If you only get a lift on one side, then you will have scars on one breast and not the other. It's completely up to you.
I will say that if you pick large breast implants, then I would recommend submuscular and a lift to avoid the breast implants from dropping into the extra skin and getting the proverbial "rock-in-a-sock" situation. Without a lift, rippling is also a higher risk.
To be sure what might be best for you, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
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Do I need a breast with implants?
From your photos, it appears that you would benefit from a breast lift along with implants. A breast lift would reposition your nipples and reshape your breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance.
Cost varies by geographic location, surgeon expertise, OR time, anesthesia, length of procedure etc. I would recommend that you go to The American Society of Plastic Surgery website and look for a list of board certified plastic surgeons in your area. You can call their offices in advance and ask for quotes prior to scheduling consultations.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
best of luck!
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Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Breast lift + implants
Breast lift and implants
Simultaneous lift / implant surgery has a higher chance of needing a touch-up down the line, although they are almost always done together.
Costs vary from surgeon to surgeon depending on experience, geographic location, and other factors. You may also find that the proposed surgical plans are quite different from surgeon to surgeon as well, so it's often a good idea to have several consultations. The right plan should be quite simple and make sense.
Breast Lift or Implants
It does appear to me that you would need a lift with implants. It will provide a very natural perkiness to your breasts that should last quite a while if you are finished having babies. The scars are hidden within bathing suit tops and bras. They heal quite well and fade over several years
The type of lift really depends on an examination in an office. Probably either a lollipop scar or anchor scar.
Ask your plastic surgeon to see pictures of his or her work to be sure the scars look ok.
I do believe you will see improved symmetry in regards to shape and volume as well as seeing a smaller space between the breasts.
Good luck to you.
Augmentation Mastopexy to Treat Ptosis From Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
A #mastopexy or breast lift operation is designed to improve the shape and position of the breast without reducing their size. Those with breast #sagging or #ptosis experience improvements with the surgery. Also, the procedure can also be combined with a minor breast reduction to reduce the breast width if desired as well. It's during this procedure, the nipple and areolae can be corrected, if necessary, to the desired size and at the correct height.
Some patients will achieve a better result by increased the fullness often lost with child-bearing, with the addition of an #implant with the mastopexy, known as Augmentation Mastopexy. In regards to implants alone, this is usually said to be mistake by patients reflecting back at the decision. Most breasts will look larger and more droopy with solely implants. They will sag more and sooner, due to the sudden and excess weight. At times it's possible for a “Snoopy” breast or double bubble to develop as a result. All in all, an elevated, more youthful breast can be a satisfying result for the patient.
The #costs of #procedures depends on several factors. Such as geographic location, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and operating room and anesthesia fees. Also, different breast implants may have different costs. The approximate costs can be found here on the Real Self website, Surgery.org, or PlasticSurgery.org.
Your procedures should be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for a revision surgery. It is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
Do I need a breast lift with implants?
Thank you for your question. Based on your photos which show breast sagging and lack of upper pole fullness, you would be a good candidate for a breast lift with implants. Implants should be placed under the muscle in a dual plane and the breast lift technique would likely be vertical (lollipop). The lift can also adjust the areola size and shape and improve overall symmetry. Be sure to consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!
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