A 47-year-old member asked:
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planning to have breast augmentation, do i also have to have a mastopexy?

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
33 years experience General Surgery
Have to? No... But.: If you are choosing to have breast augmentation because your breasts have "deflated" after child-bearing and breast feeding, AND there is a lot of drooping, it may be a good idea. Breast augmentation puts a saline or silicone filled balloon under your breast or muscle. If you have a lot of drooping, that balloon will droop down too!!! A mastopexy lifts the breast up to a more youthful position.
Answered on Sep 25, 2014
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies w/ amount sag: This will depend on the amount of sagging (ptosis). Options include: Crescent lift? donut lift? cicumvertical lift? anchor lift? This will vary with the extent of the lift and this could involve minimal recovery in the range of 10 days or up to 6 weeks if combined with implants. However it may take upwards up 6 months for the breast results to be stable and the breasts settle.
Answered on Sep 25, 2014

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