Breast lift or implants? This is a very common question.
Depending on your situation and individual needs, I may suggest a breast lift or breast implants, or in some cases, both.
For women who have overly large sagging breasts and would like their breasts reduced and repositioned higher on their chest wall, I recommend what is called a LipoLift®. I perform this unique liposuction breast lift to remove tissue from the areas they don't want such as near the armpit and the lower portion hanging near the stomach, while preserving the upper pole fullness (cleavage). Once I have reshaped the breast I then remove the skin to tighten the breast and create a better shape with nice cleavage.
Since a LipoLift® is less invasive than a traditional breast lift, the recovery time is generally faster and drains are not necessary. It works very well if there are asymmetries as well. Fat that is removed from the breast during the LipoLift® can be grafted back into the breasts to create balance between the breasts, or create more projection at the top and cleavage. Additionally, if the patient has shoulder grooves from wearing bras, I can also use the fat to fill these areas in and give them more cushioning as well as contour.
This procedure can also be combined with an implant if needed or wanted to correct that deflated feeling from having breastfed. For women who have small or deflated breasts, I recommend a breast augmentation with implants in conjunction with a LipoLift®. The size of breast implant would depend on the proportion with your body versus going for a cup size, and should not affect mammograms, cancer risk, or prevent breast feeding.
For more information on our breast implant and breast lift procedures, please schedule a consultation with us.