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Am I a candidate for a periareolar/donut lift?
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I'd like to have a breast lift, but don't want to replace one problem (saggy breasts) with another (visibly scarred breasts)..I've really been thinking about it a lot, but don't know what to do if I'm not suitable for this type of lift!
If not, how effective are scar reduction techniques after a breast lift? Scar revision, laser etc.? Can you get a rough idea prior to surgery on how bad your scars will be?
Thanks for your help!

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dr.kayser


Plastic surgeon
Roseville, MI
United States
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March 1, 2011 2:52 PM

I have noticed that some comments have suggested the use of implants. This is fine but understand that the placement of an implant will necessarily increase your cup size so if you like (more)
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drredou


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vienna, VA
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March 1, 2011 2:19 PM

A better view for recommendation is side view, since it shows the degree of ptosis. As far as your frontal picture, you look like a good candidate for a mini lift - periareolar. I usualy (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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March 1, 2011 5:44 AM

I agree with your measurements but again an in person examination is best so you and your surgeon can determine, discuss and compromise on which options are best for you. Dr. B (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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March 1, 2011 3:07 AM

Thanks for posting a frontal photo. I recommend an implant + donut lift. As for scars. A scar is a scar is a scar. It is a risk but if you are fully informed than You can decide if the (more)
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drminniti


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Beverly Hills, CA
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February 28, 2011 9:22 PM

This is a common problem many women have when confronting the possibility of a breast lift and augmentation. Although you presented a picture of your breasts, it is still difficult to tell (more)
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drfrankagullo


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El Paso, TX
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  Breast lift with augmentation will provide upper pole fullness
February 28, 2011 7:35 PM

If you want to avoid a full breast lift or mastopexy with the subsequent scars, you would be a candidate for a breast augmentation with an implant and periareolar lift. This would result (more)
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dr.kayser


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Roseville, MI
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February 28, 2011 6:32 PM

Like most things, a lift is a trade-off: better shape for a scar but you may just end up with a scar around the peri-areola and not the vertical one. I think a picture is worth a thousand (more)
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drgrossman


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New York, NY
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February 28, 2011 2:28 PM

If the present size of the breasts suits you, then you would make a very good candidate for the procedure in the hands of an experienced surgeon. See drgrossman.com for similar (more)
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drrosenblatt


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February 28, 2011 1:38 PM

It looks like you have pseudoptosis where the nipple is at or above the inframammary line but the breast is empty and appears droopy. Usually for that, an implant will suffice and you may (more)
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samir


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Baltimore, MD
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February 28, 2011 11:22 AM

You have an empty breast and empty upper pole of the breast.
You eed a consult with a BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON (AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY) to discuss your option after (more)
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Member Comments (4)

zelana
 
March 4, 2011 11:02 AM

Go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon .


zelana
  breast lift
March 4, 2011 10:55 AM

I think you know what you want . You need to choose a doctor . He will answer all your question . This way you will not be worry about details .


zelana
  breast lift
March 4, 2011 10:46 AM

YES . I think you will be happy . Dont worry about the scars. It will heal after period of time .


kate13
 
March 1, 2011 5:38 AM

Thank you all very much for your responses, I actually hadn't considered an augmentation before, but I think for me it would be the optimal solution.
While I am aware it might stretch my skin further, I am still in my 20s and intend to have children in the future and breast feed, so would prefer to have an augmentation now and have a lift in the future. I would prefer to compromise on having a very perky breast rather than scars.
I just have one further question - I used a ruler under my breasts to gauge the distance from the inframammary fold of my nipples and while one is slightly above it, the other is slightly below (~1cm). Would this be a problem in getting an implant? Also, I have quite a lot of breast tissue below the inframammary fold - would it be possible to lift this using an autoaugmentation procedure along with the implant?
Thank you again!



 



 

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