Would you suggest a lift along with implants? Looking to have fuller natural breasts. Not looking to go larger.

IN RIVERSIDE, CA

Thank you for your story and questions.  Unfortunately with a exam of your tissues I can can only comment based your story, however I hope you find my comments helpful.

BREAST LIFT
Mastopexy involves shaping the breast, repositioning the nipple areolar complex(NAC) and when needed reducing the size of the NAC by removing excess skin that cause the sag of the breast. The nipple is left connected to the breast tissue.
Depending on how much excess skin and desired shape the three main types:
1)Peri areolar = doughnut shaped scar around NAC
2)Vertical = lollipop shaped scar
3)Inverted “t” = anchor shaped scar
Each of the above techniques involves a progressive removal of excess skin and builds on each other to lift and contour the skin “bra” to the shape of the breast desired.

SIZE
Breast size will not significantly change because skin is only resected.

SENSATION
The nerve to the nipple areolar complex (NAC) is directly under the NAC and USUALLY not disturbed by removing the excess breast skin during a mastopexy. The surrounding breast skin may have some short term numbness but usually returns.

UPPER UPPER POLE FULLNESS
Current mastopexy techniques will not attain the  “upper pole” fullness patients desire. A small augmentation can be added to create this upper pole contour and not to increase size substantially.

SCARS
Scaring is always a concern. However there are various postoperative “anti scar”
programs to optimize, reduce and treat scars.
In my experience if the desired goals of shape and positioning of the NAC is obtained …. The patients rarely complain about the scars.

I suggest you you collect several “model” or “goal” photos and then make a appt. with Plastic Surgeon, who has experienced and who is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).

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The most important factor to consider for your procedure or treatment is seeking the opinion and services of a skilled, experienced and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who are experts in techniques. The Imagine Plastic Surgery team uniquely provides the full array of both non surgical and surgical alternatives thus filling our motto of “One Goal, Many Options.” For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty, an award winning, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has proudly been serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire and the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Chino Hills and Redlands. For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty and the Staff of Imagine Plastic Surgery have provided comprehensive Cosmetic Plastic Surgery services and procedures to Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire and the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Chino Hills and Redlands.

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