Breast augmentation or breast lift with implants? (Photo)
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Lift with or without implants
Patients who goes to a consultation for drooping breasts (ptosis) or volume loss after pregnancy (pseudoptosis) almost always have one very important question. "Can my drooping be corrected with just implants or do I need a lift".
Implants alone will correct drooping when:
- Breast drooping is mild
- The nipple is still near the center breast and does not point downward
- There is some visible skin beneath the nipple/areola when looking at the breasts straight on.
- The patient is okay with being at least a cup size larger
- Breast drooping is moderate or severe
- The nipple is at the bottom of the breast or points downward
- There is no visible skin under the nipple/areola when looking at the breasts straight on.
- The patient is already a C or D cup breast size and doesn't want to be larger
- The areola is too large and the patient wants it reduced
I use implants in combination with a lift when:
- The patient wants to be larger in addition to being less droopy
- The patient desires to maintain projection and roundness of the breast mound
- The drooping is severe..... I recommend to see a board certified plastic surgeon for a personal evaluation and also to talk about your goals. Good luck :)
High profile implants provide some lifting
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Hi nuzo1983. Thank you for sharing photos. Your desired breast shape and size determines what needs to be done. Since your left breast nipple areolar complex appears lower, you may benefit from a lift on the left side, otherwise high profile implants will provide pleasing contours. You can do the lift after implants are placed to know for sure whether it is necessary-may be done with local anesthesia without significant downtime. Good luck!
Breast Lift with Implants
Please put an index card in your breast fold. If your nipple is at the edge of the card or below, then you would be a candidate for a lift, either a vertical or anchor or areolar incision. If your nipple is above the edge, you could be a candidate for an internal lift called the dual plane. The video below explains the dual plane internal lift. I also attached an article from a peer-reviewed journal to give you an even better idea. I believe the dual plane and implants alone will do it for you, and that you will not need a lift. Be sure to seek a consultation with a BC PS to be sure. All the best, “Dr. Joe”
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Breast augmentation or breast lift with implants?
Thank you for your question. Based on your photos which demonstrate mild sagging, you would appear to be a borderline case. You might get by with implants alone, especially if they're on the larger side (fill more of the loose skin). If you do need a breast lift, it would be limited in extent. Be sure to consult with an experienced certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!
Implant and periareolar lift for breast deflation
Do I need a lift with breast implants?
Many thanks for posting your question. From your photographs, it appears you are very much a borderline case - which would explain the differing opinions of the 3 doctors you have seen.
Breast surgery often involves compromise, and in your situation it is between getting the best shape, but accepting the scars of a breast lift vs. minimising scarring, but risking compromise on the best shape.
Personally, I think that shape is the most important aspect of the breast, so my suggestion would be to have the lift too.
I hope this helps, and good luck
Do you need a lift?
I think that you may be able to have implants only, although it would be a compromise as the shape would not be as good as it would with a lift, however the complications and the scarring is less.
I am not surprised that you have had different opinions from the doctors as it is always difficult in these cases. I would aim to find a surgeon who can show you photographs of cases that he or she has done of patients similar to you with a lift and implants and with implants alone and see if you can come to a decision as to what might be best for you.