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Breast Lift Alone or Implants + Lift?

Do I need implants alone, or implants plus a breast lift?

It depends on the position of the nipple on the breast mound.  If the nipple is in a good position or has only descended slightly, a breast lift usually is not necessary.  However, if the nipple is on the lower part of the breast, its position may not be elevated significantly by breast augmentation alone.  It is very reasonable to have breast implants inserted, and at a later date have a breast lift if desired.

Some patients would rather avoid the additional scars, risks and cost associated with a breast lift, even if the nipple position is lower on the breast.

This patient had lower-positioned nipples (ptosis) but preferred to have breast implants rather than a combined operation with implants and a lift (augmentation-mastopexy).  The operation involved 375cc textured anatomic gel implants, inserted in a subglandular position with an inframammary scar.

The patient was very satisfied with the final result, even though the nipples were still slightly low on the breast mound.  This could be corrected at a later date if desired.  Disclaimer: Similar results can not be guaranteed since outcomes vary from patient to patient.

Implant type: 375cc, teardrop, cohesive silicone gel

Scar location: inframmary

Implant position: subglandular

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