Would an Uplift Be Suitable For My Sagging Breasts Post-Pregnancy? (photo)

Hi, I had my implants fitted 4 years ago,and soon after I became pregnant, I had no idea that mother nature would take effect,and I would become very broody! However I was lucky enough to produce a beautiful healthy boy,but Im left with these sagging breasts, I was very ill, so wasnt able to hold my son for a couple of weeks after, so I couldnt breast feed.Is it an uplift I would need? Thanks in advance

Doctor Answers 15

Breast lift for sagging breasts post-pregnance

Thank you for your question and photographs.  From your history and the accompanying photos it would appear that you would be an excellent candidate for a breast lift (mastopexy).  If you had any concerns about the size of your breasts this too could be addressed at the same time. It would be possible to change  your implants  making them ether  larger or smaller depending on your wishes.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Post Pregnancy Breast Lift

An ideal #candidate for a #BreastLift (#Mastopexy) surgery are women who have #sagging breasts due to past #pregnancies and #breastfeeding; both which increase breast #ptosis. 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. 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. All in all, an elevated, more youthful breast can be a satisfying result for the patient following their pregnancies. 

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

Breast uplift after pregnancy

A breast lift will certainly help, by moving up and tightening the breasts and creating a better symmetry. Depending on how you feel about the size of the breasts (how you feel about the size when you are wearing a bra) the implants can easily be changed at the same time.

Anindya Lahiri, FRCS (Plast)
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Breast lift after pregnancy

You appear to be an excellent candidate for a breast lift. The  important decision to be made is what to do with the current implants. The options would include leaving the implants in place ( the simplest)  option,  removing the implants altogether, or changing the implants.  You would need to be examined by a surgeon experinced with the combined procedure  of a lift with implant to determine what procedure would be best for you.  Much of the decision would be determined by what size breasts you ultimately would like to have and what size implants you currently have in place.

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Sagging breasts

A breast lift procedure is something to consider if your breasts are sagging.  Often this can be done with jsut a "lollipop" incision. 

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Breast lift will improve shape and symmetry.

Thank you for your photos.  As you have discovered, with the additional weight of your breast implants plus the changes to your breasts during pregnancy, the effects of gravity are predictable (but not always appreciated!).  Your breasts are ptotic ( they hang down too low), asymmetric and they appear heavy (although only an examination could confirm this).  IF you are happy with the size of your breasts and don't wish to change that, a lift can be done to make them more symmetrical and elevate the nipple / areolar to the correct position.  However the weight that caused them to sag in the first place may likely cause them to re-sag months after the surgery.  Some patients will opt for a lift but also have some reduction in the volume of tissue done at the same time so the breasts are lighter and thus less likely to re-sag and better shaped.  The trade-off with breast lifting is that if you try to lift a breast which already sagged due to its weight, the chances are it will re-sag.  Consult a board certified plastic surgeon to see your best options. 

Jeffrey M. Darrow, MD
Boston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 102 reviews

Breast Lift after Pregnancy

Thank you for your question.   The breast lifting procedure can re-shape your breasts into a more youthful shape and position.  Pregnancy and weight gain/ loss can change the shape and size of your breast tremendously.  This procedure will allow you to create more symmetry, elevate the position of the nipple areola complex, and reshape the breasts.  And depending on your happiness with the current size, the size can be adjusted at the same time.  

Bill Kortesis, MD
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

Breast lift

A breast lift seems to be the best option to produce a lifted effect. The size of your implant could also be addressed to make the breast smaller or bigger. The ideal scenario is to go smaller on the implant and have a short scar breast lift.

Hisham Seify, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Breast lift after pregnancy

From your photos, it certainly appears that a breast lift will be excellent for you.  Done properly, it will be a way to elevate the nipples, tighten up the breasts and improve the symmetry.  The implants can be left alone.  If you have more kids, it might need to be redone, or maybe not.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

Mommy makeover breastlift

A lift is definitely the way to go for you! Typically the surgery requires incisions around the nipple and a vertical scar from the bottom of the areola to the fold. You are a little asymmetrical, and that can be fixed during surgery too!

Michele A. Shermak, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

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