Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, can be performed with or without implants. When you come in for your consultation with Dr. Neil Zemmel, he will examine your needs and discuss your goals with you. While some patients require breast implants to achieve their ideal outcome, they are not always necessary.
The purpose of the breast lift is to elevate your breasts to a more youthful position, while reshaping the tissue to maintain a natural-looking contour. The areolas, or nipples, are also repositioned to a higher level on the chest and can be reduced in size if so desired. The end result entails firmer breasts with a restored projection on the chest wall, creating a more desirable profile.
When a patient opts for breast augmentation with a lift, this is typically because they desire added volume or more upper pole fullness. If you simply want to lift your breasts without increasing the size, a breast lift can be done without the use of implants. Overall, a good rule of thumb is this: if you are happy with your breast size when wearing a bra but unhappy with the sagging that occurs without that support, you are probably a good candidate for a lift without breast implants.
For more information about the breast lift procedure with or without implants, please contact Richmond Aesthetic Surgery to schedule your consultation!