Should i get implants or just a lift?

Which is better? breast augmentation? breast lift? both?

In fact, it could slightly decrease the bra size if some tissue is removed to make breasts perkier. All breast implants are fda-approved for healthy patients who meet minimum age requirements. A breast lift does not include breast implants. In fact, breast lift surgeries are outpacing implant surgeries by 2 to 1.


Although breastfeeding is usually possible after a breast lift (since the nipples aren’t separated from the underlying breast tissue ) some women might have difficulty producing enough milk. Grade 3 mammary ptosis almost always requires an anchor breast lift in addition to implants. A breast lift addresses sagging, skin laxity, and overall droopiness. Implants can help.


Implants with a breast lift for grade 3 breast ptosis

Many moms “feel fit and healthy and their deflated and loose breast tissue doesn’t feel harmonious with the rest of their body,” makerewich says. Each incisional technique has its set of advantages and disadvantages. You may need an implant to give you that upper pole fullness. The doctor should not choose the size that he/she feels you should get.


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Breast lifts are most beneficial to women who are only seeking to restore some of the natural youthfulness of their breasts. There are more technical enhancements possible from there, including liposuction and a reinforcing “internal bra” or suturing. If you have significant mammary ptosis then you will need a lift in addition to implants. Both of these surgeries can be quite life-changing.” “surgery for excess chest skin after weight loss, creating the look of a deflated breast, is a different operation where excess skin is removed, and masculine chest contour is restored.


Do i need a breast lift with implants or breast implants alone?

Incidentally, both types of implants last ten to fifteen years, are fda approved and have excellent safety records. Her first surgeon elected to place an implant without a lift. If your breast and nipple is above the fold under your breast then you can have implants alone without a lift. Your doctor can reshape your nipple as well.


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While breast implants add volume to the breasts, a breast lift adds lift! Women who have had children often benefit the most from this combined procedure because of the significant changes their bodies undergo during and after pregnancy. First, the breast lift. “the general idea with a lift is to remove skin and reshape breast tissue to create a perky breast and correct droop,” says makerewich. Breast augmentation and breast implant surgery are two names for what is essentially the same procedure.


The pencil test for mammary ptosis

Cisgender men are also clients. “surgery for men [to remove] breast tissue is often performed through very small discreet incisions around the areola,” she explains. It is the fold line under your breasts. —sagging in sudbury After two kids, i don’t love my breasts anymore. Women with minor skin laxity who do not require nipple repositioning usually require two horizontal incisions that are easily hidden in the natural crease of the breast. Scars can be present after breast implants as well depending on the type of surgery your physician performs.


Can i get breast implants and a breast lift?

Between three weeks and four months is when patients struggle the most emotionally.” that can include sadness, worry and anxiety. “there is a shift in sense of self and self-image, where the mind is trying to accept and love the new body, but in the early post-op months the results have not settled yet.” swelling distorts shape, scars are fresh and obvious, and implants take months to settle. “immediately after surgery, patients feel excitement and relief,” she says. “by six months, most women love the results.” My patients are pilots, exotic dancers, lawyers, women in the military.” Although a breast lift strictly removes tissue and does not overtly increase the size of the breasts, many patients notice that their breasts gain a higher profile and appear larger in volume. During a breast lift, this process is reversed by removing loose excess skin and superficial tissue, allowing the remaining healthy tissue to be pulled together to create a rounder, perkier breast.


It all comes down to personal preference, along with your board certified plastic surgeon’s recommendation. The breast gland is below the inframammary fold but the nipple is still above the fold. Whether too small, too large, asymmetrical, or droopy, not many people are lucky enough to have a perfect pair! It is becoming increasingly popular for women to combine breast augmentation with a breast lift procedure.

A breast lift reshapes and lifts the breast while tightening the shape at the same time. The key factor in answering this question is whether you have mammary ptosis or sagging of the breast. It depends on how round or full you would like your breasts to appear. It simply makes the breasts look firmer, perkier and more youthful.


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The inframammary fold (imf), also sometimes referred to as the inframammary crease or inframammary line, is the place where the breast meets the chest wall. When the nipple is below the fold under your breast you will need a breast lift in addition to implants. Following the surgery, she was not happy and decided to redo the surgery with a lift. Dr. makerewich prescribes a supportive bra to maintain the perkiness from breast surgery long-term.


Breast lift: what you need to know

Some patients cup their hands around the breast and lift it saying “i want it to look like this” referring to the fullness in the upper part of the breast. A breast lift, or mastopexy, enhances the shape and appearance of the breast exclusively by removing excess tissue. The periareolar incision approach follows the natural areolar shape of the patient and is typically best for someone who has large areolas and minimal breast drooping that needs correction. In addition to breast augmentation, there is also breast reduction surgery which removes excess breast tissue.


Simply put, this procedure consists of the two options explained above put together. The end result of a breast lift is much more subtle and natural than an implant surgery. The technique that is right for you depends on the amount of breast volume, tissue and the degree of ptosis (breast sagging) you have. The most common question my breast augmentation patients ask me is whether they need a breast lift or mastopexy in addition to breast implants.


Some women prefer to get a breast lift with implants, while others get a breast lift without implants. Most patients can return to sedentary work or activities after one to two weeks, and to exercise and heavy lifting after six weeks. Usually a lift with a scar around the nipple and under the breast is required. A breast lift (or mastopexy) is literally that – the lifting of your breasts.


By Dr. Leonard Tachmes

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Chief of Plastic Surgery, Larkin Community Hospital. Screenwriter. Former Art Gallery Owner. Currently is main editor and fact checker of, which is a non-profit Wiki about cosmetic surgery industry. Read more about him: