Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Filter by Custom Post Type
0 Items
Select Page

Is a breast lift required if you’ve had massive weightloss and would like breast implants?

Is a breast lift required if you’ve had massive weightloss and would like breast implants?

Is a breast lift required if you’ve had massive weightloss and would like breast implants?

Q: I am interested inbreast augmentation, mainly just “filler” to fill the excess skin that I have. Pre weightloss surgery I was a 42EEE, for the past 7 years I have maintained a 36DD with excess skin which sometimes escapes my bra. I would like to have fuller breasts but don’t want to go any smaller in size. I know that I will not be happy with smaller breasts, so I’m concerned that with a lift, I would be disappointed.

A: It is hard to answer your question without seeing your breasts. In general, the start of any breast enhancement procedure usually begins with determining nipple location. Proper location of the nipple is determined by several methods, but an easy way to determine this is to stand in a mirror and place your thumb under your breast in the fold between your breast and chest wall. Next, use your index finger to pinch your breast. In general, the index finger marks the location that your nipple should be. If the center of your nipple is above this point, you most likely don’t need a breast lift. However, if center of your nipple is at or below this position, you will look best with some type of breast lifting procedure. A lift alone does not remove breast tissue so does not change breast volume at all. I find that many women seeking fuller breasts benefit from placement of a small or medium sized implant along with a lift to fill out the skin.