Many patients who consider a breast lift aren’t interested in enlarging their breasts. This leads to a very common question: Can I get of a breast lift without implants?”
The simple answer to this question is Yes. Technically, a breast lift can be performed without implants. Of course, each patient is different, so it depends on their individual situation, but if there is adequate breast tissue available, it is possible to lift the breasts without the need to add volume through breast implants. However, in cases where a breast lift without implants is not possible, a very modest implant that can still achieve an attractive and natural-looking silhouette may be recommended.
For women who undergo a breast lift without implants, it is important to be aware that skin removal and tightening are both part of the process, so overall breast size will be reduced, often around a cup size. The incisions made to eliminate the excess skin are strategically placed, and will depend on your individual situation, but every effort is made to create minimal scarring.
Breast lift is a commonly performed cosmetic procedure, medically referred to as mastopexy, and is designed to re-elevate, contour and rejuvenate droopy or sagging breasts. During the operation, excess skin is removed, the size of the nipple-areola complex is reduced and breast tissue is reshaped to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Many women interested in breast lift surgery also want or will need a breast augmentation in order to obtain the results that they are looking for. Performed in one surgical setting, a breast lift and augmentation with implants will elevate and enlarge the breasts, improve cleavage and create a fuller shape with more youthful firmness.
Depending on your individual desires and goals, a breast lift either with or without implants can be an excellent breast enhancement option. If you are considering breast lift surgery, contact Anne Nickodem, M.D., at 703-560-8711 or aestheticallyyours.com to schedule a surgery consultation. During a consultation and exam in Annandale, Dr. Nickodem can help you determine which options may be best for you.