Judging by your photos, your breasts have some sag to them. There also appears to be asymmetry between the right and left breasts. The added weight of breast implants could cause your breasts to sag further. By removing excess skin, a breast lift can elevate the breasts for a more rejuvenated position, while implants will add volume to help you attain your desired size. A breast lift could also correct breast asymmetry for a more balanced look. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon for best results.
Is it possible for me to get implants without a breast lift, and it still look nice? Or do I absolutely need a lift? (photos)
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Do I need a breast lift or just implants?
Lift with Implants
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Is it possible for me to get implants without a breast lift, and it still look nice? Or do I absolutely need a lift?
Breast lift with implants
Implants Without a Breast Lift
It looks like a breast lift could be of benefit to you at the time of your augmentation; the right side looks a bit droopier than the left, but the left side may be close to not needing a lift. For a definitive recommendation, a physical exam would be most helpful. For patients with a significant degree of breast droop, a breast implant isn't enough to account for the droopy position of the breast tissue. Some patients that need a breast lift and opt to just have an augmentation end up with a snoopy deformity (think of Snoopy's nose as being a droopy nipple/areolar falling off the implant mound - Snoopy's ear); signing up for a look that gives you a known deformity is suboptimal. That being said, "needing" a lift is a relative thing - you don't technically need to do anything - as long as you are well-informed about what results you can expect with what surgery :)
Best of luck!
Lift without implants
Do I need a Breast Lift or only Breast Augmentation?
Determining the need for a Breast Lift involves a number of considerations, some of them related to patient choices such as size and desired "perkiness", and others related to existing anatomy. Generally speaking the amount of skin visible beneath the areola is a quick indicator of the need for a lift. If there is very little skin visible beneath the areola then the need for a lift is much more likely. Significant differences in breast symmetry also make the possibility of a lift more likely. Your photos show some asymmetry and less skin visible beneath the areola, so I would expect a lift is necessary, but an examination by a Plastic Surgeon will obviously be necessary to determine this.
Is it possible for me to get implants without a breast lift and have it look nice?
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