Implants or implants and lift? (Photo)
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Breast implants or implants with a lift?
Thank you for your clinical post and photograph. This is a common question to undergo a breast lift surgery with an implant or implants alone.
The advantage of the breast lift it will lift your glandular material to a perkier position on the chest wall. The disadvantage of the perioareolar and infra-areolar scars can be wide, discoloured and unattractive. The dream breast that you show are somewhat low in the chest wall with large volume which increases the projection and provides rotation of the nipple areolar complex. In my experience of 24 years in performing breast augment surgery many patients would like to avoid the breast lift scars if they at all can. To determine whether or not a breast lift and implant is required or a breast augmentation alone I recommend the Vectra 3D imaging and photo station.
I’ve been using this product for over 7 years and pioneered the use of pre-operative breast imaging using the Vectra 3D. Patients who are wondering whether to do a breast lift or breast augment alone can visualize different sized implants, projection, sizes and shapes and get an immediate three-dimensional simulation of the post-operative view. After studying my patients for nearly 7 years and presenting on this topic at international meetings of plastic surgeons, I can say that the simulated post-op is a very close representation of the kind of outcome you can expect. There is no substitution for three-dimensional photo imaging and deciding on what implant size and shape or whether to have a breast lift or augment alone.
I recommend a consultation with a centre experienced in the use of the Vectra 3D imaging system and have a look at the elevation, rotation and size and shape, volume and projection improvements that you can achieve with a breast implant alone. If after the Vectra 3D imaging you still feel your breasts are too low in the chest wall then a breast lift procedure may be your best operation.
I believe showing the kind of dream breast that you have represented that you can achieve this with a cohesive gel round high profile full projection implant. I’m sure you’ll get an excellent result, but do your research.
To find out more, please visit the link below. There is a 3D image simulation on the content page and to schedule a consultation simply click on one of the book a consultation forms or call the number and a client service representative will be with your promptly.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Lift might not be necessary
Choosing the right surgery for you
With regards to choosing an implant a full implant that is wider rather than extremely projecting looks more natural and more beautiful. There would be few times when I think that an ultrahigh profile would be a good choice. You have some width to your breast. That is good. Now you just need to fill it out. I would not try to alter it it look high and narrow.
Dr Rodger Shortt
Oakville Plastic Surgeon
Assistant Clinical Professor &
Director of Cosmetic Surgery Training Program,
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Thanks for submitting your pictures and your goal picture. Front and side view pictures with your arms down, would have been very helpful.
In any event, you appear to be full B cup size with level 2 ptosis and large areolas. Your goal picture appears to be perky D cup size.
You did not provide your chest circumference measurement in inches, which is critical for the correct implants size selection.
Let;s assume that you are currently 34 B cup size. To become 34 D cup you will need implants with volume of 300 cc. For 36 D - 350 cc.
Since your goal picture is quite perky, I would recommend a mini lift (donut) procedure , which will give you beautiful perky breasts and will avoid the areola from being stretched further.
As far as implants type, in my over 28 years of practice, I used almost exclusively smooth, round, moderate profile saline implants made by mentor and I would recommend them to you too. The reasons are too many to mention in this session - check my photo gallery.
Make sure to wait 6 months after stopping breasts feeding, otherwise you might have a problem with Galactorrhea ( milk leakage from the incision).
Not all results are the same, because experience, skills and aesthetic eye are critical for good outcome. So, do your due diligence and choose wisely.
Always, consult with experienced board certified plastic surgeons who do lots of breasts augmentation mini lift procedures, in accredited surgery center for your safety. Most importantly, check the before and after pictures in the photo gallery, to make sure that they are numerous, consistent and attractive with nice cleavage and round areolas, perky, symmetrical and natural looking.
Best of luck,
Lift with implants or implants alone? Ultra high profile?
Not need incisons of a lift
Do you want to be even bigger?
If you're ok being even bigger then go with HP implants.
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