I was told I didn't need a lift if I did large enough implants, but I did NOT want large breasts, just firm and back up where they once were before breast feeding. So I opted for a crescent lift which is a crescent shape of skin removed above the areola and 325cc silicone. Result was pretty good, although they are wide set and one droops a little still.
I can tell you there is a big difference in the results if you start out flat chested or very small with little or no sagging versus starting out with sagging. The result is definetly more predictable and round if you start out with less sagging. My sister and I have exact same body types and went to the same doctor, but she never nursed babies, so did not need a lift and hers are much rounder and have a better shape. I may have had a better result with a Benelli lift which is a complete circle around the entire areola. But I am happy. Should have done it years ago! My fear was family history of breast cancer so I was concerned about mammograms, etc.
Updated October 17, 2009
I had silicone implants placed below the muscle and a crescent lift 10 weeks ago. I immediately thought they were too far into my armpits. My surgeon completely disregarded my concerns. My left breat has gotten worse. Now when I lay on my back, it slides all the way into my armpit. It feels really gross when it slides like that, and I can just feel it all the time in my armpit.
For my implant pockets which I believe are too wide, I read they can internally suture the pocket on the outer edge to keep implant from moving into the armpit. Can that be done without having to replace the implants...they're only 10 weeks old. Is their anyone who can comment about this who has had their implant pockets made too big, or had the revision surgery for implants that slide into the armpit?I had a crescent lift and submuscualr silicone implants. I am happy with the look and feel of the right breat, but I can see and feel the implant of the left breast. It seems to be protruding too far into my arm pit, I can feel it in my arm pit, and I can see and feel the implant on that side only. If they were both the same I would think that's just the way it is, but my right side is fine. My PS is very dismissive about everything and says that is my tissue, there's nothing he can do about my tissue. He won't even address the fact that they are different so there must be a reason. Is it possible that the pocket was created too wide or far out to the side? Can I have the side "stitched" to close up the pocket a bit?