Whether you should get an implant with your breast lift is one of those questions where there’s actually no wrong or right answer. It really just depends on you, your goals, what you’d like your breasts to look like, and what will ultimately give you the best result for your anatomy.
The question you might be asking yourself is how to decide, which we’ll break down for you here. However, the best way to decide will always be in consultation with your surgeon. They’ll ask you all the right questions to get a sense of what you want out of your breast lift and be able to advise as to which option, breast lift with implant or not, will get you the look you want.
What is a Breast Lift?
There are a number of reasons why you might be looking to have a breast lift. Anything from pregnancy, significant weight loss, gravity and just changes to your body over time can affect the size and shape of your breasts.
A breast lift procedure in particular addresses breasts that sag or are deflated. The goal of breast lift surgery is really to raise the breasts so that they sit higher on the chest and also reshape breasts that may have lost their youthful contour.
What Does a Breast Lift Without an Implant Achieve?
Some women already have larger breasts and are not looking to increase in size. All they’re looking for is that their breasts sit higher on the chest, their shape is improved and that the breasts are perkier and have an overall more youthful appearance.
This is ultimately what a breast lift without an implant can achieve, and is a great option for women who prefer not to have an implant or change the size of their breasts. That being said it won’t necessarily improve your cleavage or the overall volume of your breasts.
For women whose main concern is the implant and also the increase in size but they would like to see the upper portion of their breast rounder and fuller, what we call upper pole fullness, there is the option of a breast lift with auto-augmentation at PSC.
A breast lift with auto-augmentation uses a patient’s own breast tissue to improve on the overall shape and volume of the breast, especially in the upper pole of the breast.
What Can I Expect from a Breast Lift with an Implant?
Adding an implant to your breast lift procedure will do a number of things, it will increase the size of your breasts, so if you’re someone who’s looking to fill out their bra for instance, this will help. It will also add more cleavage, volume and overall contour.
The advantages of adding an implant to your breast lift if an overall increase in size along with a lift is what you’re looking for, is that the implant will allow your breasts to retain their shape, contour and volume as you age, whereas a breast lift alone will not.
With a breast lift alone, your breasts will age along with you, whereas an implant will retain a youthful permanency to the breasts. The other advantage is that if adding an implant to your breast lift is something that you’re thinking about, it basically allows for you to combine two surgeries in one, making recovery much quicker, simpler, and easier than if you were to have these two surgeries done separately.
If you’re still not sure about whether you should add an implant to your breast lift surgery, don’t hesitate to come talk to us. We’re here to hear you out and help you make the best decision for you.