Many women experience excess, sagging skin in the breasts. This is extremely common, and often occurs as the result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or just the natural process of aging. A breast lift with implants procedure is often ideal for women who would like to reduce loose, inelastic skin for a firmer, more youthful appearance and add volume to the breasts; however, breast implants in addition to a breast lift are not necessary for all patients. In short, you can get a breast lift without implants if that procedure is enough to achieve your ultimate goals.
A breast lift with breast implants can be beneficial for patients who would like to increase breast size and/or give the upper pole areas of the breasts greater fullness. Breast augmentation combined with breast lift may be a great option for you if these are your goals; but, if you would just like to minimize sagginess and give your breasts a smoother, more vibrant look, you may only need a breast lift.
Breast lift, medically referred to as mastopexy, is a procedure designed to eliminate loose, excess skin that has developed in the breasts and redrape the remaining skin, creating firmer breasts and a “perkier” appearance. Typically, the nipples are also moved to a higher position on the breasts during a breast lift. If the areolas are also showing signs of being stretched and appear larger than normal, they too can be minimized during breast lift surgery.
While many individuals can benefit from breast lift surgery combined with breast implants – such as women who would like to restore breast volume that has been lost after past pregnancies and those who simply want to add volume and rejuvenate the appearance of the breasts – just remember that it is not necessary for everyone. The best way for you to determine the option that can achieve your needs and goals is to meet with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Mark Pinsky, MD, to talk about the procedures. Our experienced doctors will answer all your questions and help you decide the most ideal treatment.
If you have questions about breast lift and breast lift with implants procedures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation here at Pinsky Plastic Surgery, please contact us today.