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Donna Brenenstall asks:
I am 60 and have small, sagging breasts. Would implants solve both problems or is a lift also necessary ?

On: 11/29/2012 03:29 pm

To doctors from: Illinois

Category: Breasts

Answers

DrBrookeSeckel on 09/13/2014 09:05 pm wrote:
Breast implants can add volume and make your breasts fuller. However an implant alone will not lift the breast. It depends on the position of your nipple. If the nipple is below the fold under your breast, the inframammary fold, then you will need a breast lift to make your breasts perkier. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon for consultation.
DrMichelleCopeland on 12/06/2012 05:05 pm wrote:
It’s hard to say without a examination and consultation which treatment fits you the best. If you're looking for perkiness, you'll need a lift. A breast lift raises droopy breasts from one to several inches and excess skin is removed. To perk up a drooping breast, your surgeon will remove excess skin, reposition the nipple, and redrape and tighten the remaining skin to support the breast. The areola may also be reduced in size. The great thing about this technique is that they can now be done with minimal scarring and performed as an outpatient procedure without the need for general anesthesia.

Autologus fat transfer (autologous simply meaning "your own") can also be incorporated into a breast lift providing very natural looking and feeling, larger, perkier breasts. In this procedure your own fat is placed under the breast tissue to provide increased breast size without the need for artificial implants. If you're sagging or asymmetrical, and are looking for perkiness, you'll need a lift--or, if you also want more volume, a lift and fat transfer. And who doesn't have a little fat to spare?