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How You Can Tell If You Need A Breast Lift

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If you’re like a lot of women, who have found out during their assessment process that you need Breast Lift surgery instead of a Breast Augmentation, don’t be too disappointed. Nearly 50% of women are not eligible for Breast Augmentation surgery and need a lift to reach their desired results.

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and we all fall victim to gravity sooner or later in life. However, some may experience breast sagging earlier in life than others. This can be due to weight loss, ageing, pregnancy, genetics or general skin elasticity. We have no control over the way our natural breasts sit, but we do have the power to change them!

Degrees of Sagging

There are different degrees of breast sagging; most will require a lift technique. However, in some rare cases, breasts with mild sagging can be corrected with breast implants along with the use of a Teardrop shaped implant.

Teardrop implants are heavy in the bottom area which helps push up the natural breast tissue to centralise the position of the nipple. The dimensions of a Teardrop implant vary depending on each case, whereas a round implant is symmetrical so it does not have the same advantage.

Risks of having a Breast Augmentation when you require a Breast Lift

If a Breast Augmentation is performed on an individual who has moderate-severe sagging, they will likely experience what is called ‘Snoopy Boob Deformity’. This develops when the implant sits in the pocket; but, the breast tissue hangs over the edge of the implant.

Snoopy’s Nose side profile looks fuller at the top, and the tip of the nose hangs lower. The deformity is caused by the level of pre-existing breast sag, which requires a Breast Lift in conjunction with an augmentation.

How do I know if I need a Breast Lift?

An easy way for you to check if you may need a breast lift is to hold a pencil under your breast in the breast crease area. If the pencil can be held under the fold without you holding it, you will likely require a Breast Lift. However, to accurately determine if a Breast Lift if required, you will need to find a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who specialises in Breast Lift Surgery like at Jade, a top Cairns plastic surgery clinic.

Another Surgeon told me I don’t need a Lift…

Only a Board Certified, experienced Plastic Surgeon should determine if you require a Breast Lift. Only choose a fully qualified Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon who trained explicitly in breast surgery and understands the techniques required to get you the best surgical outcome possible.

Breast Lift Scaring

One of the most significant concerns for women who require a Breast Lift is scars post-surgery. Yes, there will be more scarring involved with a Breast Lift however the overall outcome will be far more superior than a Breast Augmentation only. The degree of fading depends on your skin pigment and post-surgery care.