Do I need a lift as well, or should high profile be enough? What kind of lift might I need? (Photo)
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High profile implant with or without a lift?
Thank you for the photos. From what is seen here, it looks like you would benefit from a lift for the ptosis, (droop and extra skin), along with an augmentation, (for volume and upper pole fullness). Sensation may be decreased or increased for some time before returning. It can take weeks to months to get back to near normal or normal. Sometimes it will not return. This is a known, but small, risk of the surgery. An examination may help make a final decision as to type of lift. Please see a few Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.
Breast Lift and Implant Options
Although your pictures are helpful, it's difficult assessing the degree of breast sag without a physical examination. Your pictures suggest that you would be a good candidate for a lollipop mastopexy, but an anchor type mastopexy can't be ruled out.
Breast implants aren't only utilized to increase breast size but to provide upper breast fullness as well. The size of breast implant utilized depends upon the patient's aesthetic goals and anatomic findings. Most patients want harmony, balance and proportion with the surrounding anatomic structures. They also want a natural look with superior breast fullness.
If you're considering the combination of breast augmentation and breast lift surgery, it's appropriate to consult a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in this area. This surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your anatomic findings and achieves your aesthetic goals.
A vertical lift plus breast implants may be your best option.
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Full Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation
You would probably benefit from a full breast lift at the time of your breast augmentation. All three incisions are likely necessary:
To be sure, see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
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