A 38-year-old member asked:
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what is a breast lift versus getting implants?

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lift vs Aug: Breast lift reshapes the breast by essentially retailoring the tissues fo the breast. Augmentation is enlargement by way of an implant. Sometimes because of the increased volume that a implant provides, the position of the nipple may appear higher.
Answered on Dec 15, 2012
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
Two differnt things: A breast lift reshapes the existing breast by cuttjng and sewing. Implants increase the volume of the breasts but do not repositon the tissues.
Answered on Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Joshua Cooper
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lift vs Implants: A breast lift (mastopexy) is used to reshape the breast and make it appear youthful. The nipple is raised to a higher position and the droopiness (ptosis) of the breast is corrected. Implants enlarge the breast and the resulting nipple location is changed very little. Additionally, an implant can provide longer lasting upper pole breast fullness which a mastopexy cannot achieve. Dr-cooper.Com.
Answered on Feb 1, 2015
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Very Different.: Breast lifting surgery involves changing the breasts' position/shape on the chest wall. Breast augmentation (implants) is an operation used to increase breast size. Sometimes both operations are necessary to achieve a specific patient's goals.
Answered on May 5, 2013
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not interchangeable: If you need a lift, implants alone will not suffice. The decision to add implants your lift is based on desire for more volume.
Answered on Mar 17, 2014
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Dr. Payman Danielpour
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If time permits: If you have time to wait for another operation it would be better to wait and see how much the skin retracts so the breast lift can be optimal.
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