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Whats the difference between getting a breast lift and getting implants?

Whats the difference between getting a breast lift and getting implants?

Lift vs. augment: A breast lift will lift the nipple and make the breast appear perkier and more youthful. Breast implants will enhance the size of your breasts. I perform a combination procedure of breast lift with implants on many women. A breast lift with implants will not only raise the breast, but it will give more fullness in the top portion of the breast. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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At what age can you get a breast lift/implants?

At what age can you get a breast lift/implants?

Physically mature: Although age 18 is typically the age of consent there are many other factors that may alter the age for performing surgery and his will include an assessment of your physically maturity, presence of deformity or asymmetry, age at which you may consider nursing, expectations and mental maturity, as well as the extent of the procedure required and many other factors. ...Read more

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Should i just get a breast lift or get a lift with implants?

Should i just get a breast lift or get a lift with implants?

Depends on anatomy: Implants will add volume and help with breast shape. A breast lift will remove loose skin and reposition the nipple and areola. So it really depends on what you need. The best thing is to have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to review your anatomy and discuss your options. ...Read more

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If a woman were to get a breast lift because of sag, but with no implants, do they count as fake breasts?

If a woman were to get a breast lift because of sag, but with no implants, do they count as fake breasts?

No: A breast lift is not the same as breast implants. "fake" is a term you never have to use, regardless of which choice you make. You have choices, including doing both a lift and implants. Take a friend with you to your plastic surgery consult, ask to see photographs of each option. Take time to contemplate which option will be best for you before committing. Okay to go for two opinions. Be well. ...Read more

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Is it better to get a breast lift at the same time as having implants removed and not replaced or is it better to remove then wait a few months first?

Is it better to get a breast lift at the same time as having implants removed and not replaced or is it better to remove then wait a few months first?

Breast Lift Surgery: Each patient differs with the exact procedure that may work best for their circumstance. Some patients can proceed with both surgeries at the same time, others are advised to do the procedures in stages. A physical examination will be very important in determining what needs to be performed. I have attached a link to my website that discusses the procedures in detail. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get a breast lift without surgery or implants?

What is the best way to get a breast lift without surgery or implants?

Nonsurgical lift: If father time and gravity have taken their toll on your breasts, the only option to give a lifted look is to perform a breast lift. The addition of implants is solely based on the desire for more volume. The type of life will depend on how fallen the breasts are. A small lift can be performed around the areola (dark skin around the nipple). More fallen breasts will need a bigger lift. ...Read more

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I am wanting to get a breast lift without the implants but i weigh 236 what do you recommend?

I am wanting to get a breast lift without the implants but i weigh 236 what do you recommend?

Stable weight? BMI?: If your BMI is over 30, a Johns Hopkins study showed that you may be at a 12 times greater risk of complications compared to normal BMI patients ...Read more

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When consulting plastic surgeons for a breast lift 5 out of 5 recommended i get implants with the lift, why is this when i didn't even want implants?

Breast lifts alone: Unless you asked for a larger size, i'm puzzled to as to why you are told you need implants. No one needs implants but if you wanted more fullness in the upper poles or a much perkier and fuller look, implants may be needed to accomplish that. There are ways to avoid implants but you must be willing to accept the results that come from not using implants. Look up rubin mastopexy. ...Read more

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Need implants re-done i currently have saline implants put in about 13 years ago at swedish medical. I would like to get them changed out for silicone (if advised) with a possible breast lift. My left breast has what i believe to be capsular contracture

Need implants re-done i currently have saline implants put in about 13 years ago at swedish medical.  I would like to get them changed out for silicone (if advised) with a possible breast lift.  My left breast has what i believe to be capsular contracture

Seek Consultation.: My best advice would be to find the best breast plastic surgeon in your area to seek consultation with. Your situation sounds somewhat complicated; it will behoove you to have your procedure performed by a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work and communicate your goals clearly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a breast lift versus getting implants?

What is a breast lift versus getting implants?

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. ...Read more

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Would a breast lift require implants every 5-10 years?

Would a breast lift require implants every 5-10 years?

No: A breast does not always require implants. If the patient wants more fullness up top or they are unhappy with their natural volume then they need an implant. It also doesn't always have to be very large. It all depends on the patients needs and wants. ...Read more

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How long after breast lift and implants do I have to wait to workout?

How long after breast lift and implants do I have to wait to workout?

Ask Surgeon.: The only resource that you should heed is your plastic surgeon,  who knows exactly what was done, how you are progressing, what you are planning on doing ( in terms of exercise etc.) and is ultimately responsible for your care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there always implants when you have a breast lift as opposed to an augmentation?

Are there always implants when you have a breast lift as opposed to an augmentation?

Lift vs Augmentation: Breast lift and breast augmentation are different procedures. A breast augmentation increases your breast size with placement of silicone gel or saline breast implants. A breast lift removes excess, stretched breast tissue to create a lifted, perky look to your own breast tissue. A breast lift may also be performed in conjuntion with augmentation with implants. ...Read more

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I recently had a breast lift and implants. If I lose 30 pounds will my breasts shrink significantly?

I recently had a breast lift and implants.  If I lose 30 pounds will my breasts shrink significantly?

It is not possible: to predict how much of the weight loss will come from your breasts. ...Read more

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I have natural 46dd boobs but saggy, do I need a big implant or just a breast lift?

I have natural 46dd boobs but saggy, do I need a big implant or just a breast lift?

Your Body: and your decision , see a real qualified plastic surgeon who had years of training , not a surgeon with a wk end review course , will advise you , then you decide what is best for you. ...Read more

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Im already a dd but i want a breast lift with silicone implants can I do it and still be a full dd?

Im already a dd but i want a breast lift with silicone implants can I do it and still be a full dd?

You only need a lift: A breast implant adds volume to your breasts. If you are already a dd cup, and you want to remain a dd, you don't need an implant. A mastopexy lifts the breast tissue and repositions the nipple on the breast, making it look more youthful and 'perkier'. Neither operation inhibits breast feeding. ...Read more

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Its been about 5 days after my breast lift with no implants my nipples are still too high. Will it come down?

Its been about 5 days after my breast lift with no implants my nipples are still too high. Will it come down?

Too soon to judge: Although nipples that are too high is not a desirable thing, especially this early. It really is too soon to judge. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns. Swelling can alter the postion of your nipples early on, and I do hope for you that they settle into a proper position. Be patient, but please keep in touch with your surgeon. Be well. ...Read more

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Is breast implant removal needed during a breast lift? I had breast augmentation done 20 years ago, and i'm not sure if i need to have them removed. Now my breasts are sagging and i think i need a lift. If I have a breast lift, is breast implant removal a

Is breast implant removal needed during a breast lift? I had breast augmentation done 20 years ago, and i'm not sure if i need to have them removed. Now my breasts are sagging and i think i need a lift. If I have a breast lift, is breast implant removal a

Not needed: + advise: It is not absolutely necessary but i would advise that you truly consider removal, removal with replacement (larger or smaller or transition from saline to silicone or vice versa) or removal and fat transfer. There are many options for this and they should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a breast lift with silicone implants 9 days post op... I am having a lot of pain in between my breast..Is this normal?

I had a breast lift with silicone implants 9 days post op... I am having a lot of pain in between my breast..Is this normal?

Improving or not?: The most important question is if the pain is getting better slowly, or not. If you find that it is not, then evaluation is needed, as occasionally problems can happen this late. Evaluate your pain medication use after surgery, which should be less than over the previous week by now. If you still require as much or more, then further evaluation is needed. In any case you need to follow up asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Lift (Definition)

A breast lift is the removal of excess skin and repositioning of the nipple/areolar complex to a more pleasing position. The volume of the ...Read more