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A 39-year-old member asked:

if i'm planning to have breast augmentation, is it required that i also have a mastopexy?

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Depends…: Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. What type of breast operation will best achieve your goals will depend largely on your physical examination and personal goals. If you are presenting with breasts that are sitting low on your chest wall, mastopexy surgery may be indicated.
Dr. Khashayar Mohebali
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Maybe: A mastopexy or breast lift is needed when the breast and nipple are in a more ptotic (or saggy) position. That is seperate than a breast augmentation which adds volume. The 2 surgeries can be combined in many patients. You would need an exam and consultation with a plastic surgeon to know what is right for you.
Dr. Vincent Marin
Plastic Surgery 12 years experience
It is possible to undergo a breast lift together with your augmentation surgery. This would ultimately depend on your board-certified plastic surgeon’s assessment of the amount of sagging experienced at the time of the initial consultation. Surgeons will customize the procedure to meet your individual needs.

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Short answer is poor: There are many things you need to be aware of, and much of the literature or media-fueled "information" is based on a broad cross-section of surgeons (not all abps-certified plastic surgeons experienced in breast augmentation surgery). For more information you can go to http://www.Realself.Com/article/dr-tholens-comprehensive-guide-breast-augmentation.
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