Solutions for Sagging Breasts
By Plastic Surgeon Dr. Christopher Patronella
Someone who has this condition has to be evaluated as to whether or not a breast lift is necessary, whether or not an implant is necessary, or whether both are necessary. In that decision is a careful assessment of what a woman seeks as their goal. Do they want a more natural look? Or do they want an artificial look? Do they want a soft feel, or do they want a little firmer feel? Do they want the breasts to be restored to a position that is less natural but has more fullness at the top, or do they want a softly, natural-sloping breast? Once that is decided upon, we can come up with a solution.
Can Breast Implants Fix Sagging Breasts?
The ideal candidate for implant-only rejuvenation of the breasts is a woman who has mild sagging and has very little breast tissue. The implant will fill out the space and restore the breast to a more normal position. This is almost never possible in a woman who has larger breasts which sag moderately—like C cup breasts. The implant in that condition can’t really lift the breast because there is too much tissue that will fall in front of the implant—tissue that won’t be lifted by the implant. In this situation, often an implant and a lift is necessary.
A Breast Lift without Implants to Improve Sagging
The condition where a lift alone might be the appropriate approach would be a woman who has a fairly full, say a D cup or double D breast, but has reasonably good skin tone and enough breast tissue to restore volume to give some upper pole fullness. And that person is not seeking an unnatural look, but rather a rejuvenated, perkier breast that has fullness.
Each woman has a very individual set of goals and a very individual condition with their breasts. You can’t apply a menu, in the true sense, to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient. But rather it has to be individually customized to fit their needs.
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