Do You Need a Breast Lift or Implants?

If your breasts have become saggy and are drooping because of extensive weight loss or multiple pregnancies, you may have considered a breast lift surgery to correct the problem. A board-certified plastic surgery doctor can remove excess tissue and reposition the breasts to a more attractive position. However, getting breast implants could make an even more dramatic difference to your appearance. So do you need a breast lift, or just implants? The answer could be both. Many women undergo a combination procedure to achieve perkier-looking breasts and eliminate the risk of sagging in the future. Implants help to create a fuller appearance and are permanent – you won’t have to worry about sagging or drooping breasts again unless you gain or lose a lot of weight. Check out some of these breast lift pictures here.

Getting a Breast Lift with Implants

A breast lift with implants is often recommended for women who have smaller breasts and want a fuller, perkier appearance. The combination procedure can be performed under general anesthesia and as one procedure. The surgeon can remove any excess tissue and skin that are causing the sagging, and insert an implant over or under the muscle to create a rounder appearance. The skin can be pulled tightly over the breast implant to create a more defined and sculpted look. Many board-certified plastic surgery doctors actually recommend this combination procedure instead of just getting a breast lift because the skin can sag again in the future. Implants help to keep the tissues and overall structure of the breast shape intact.

Choosing the Right Size Implant with a Breast Lift

You can discuss the different options for your breast implant size during your consultation. If you are considering a breast lift, you may only need to go up one or two cup sizes to achieve your most desirable look. The appearance of the breasts after implants vary from person to person, and will depend on your overall body and muscular structure, the elasticity of the skin, and how well your body accommodates for the implant. You can also choose from different profiles or projections to create the most attractive silhouette. Talk to your surgeon about the benefits of getting a breast lift with implants, and what your options are for breast implant sizes and projections. 

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