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Does a Breast Lift Without Implants Achieve Good Results?

For many women seeking to enhance the appearance of their breasts via breast lift surgery, deciding whether or not to also receive implants can be a tough choice to make. A breast lift without implants works well in patients who are satisfied with their breast size but not satisfied with sagging and excessive overhang of their breasts and a low nipple position.  Usually, patients with breast size under a B cup request implants.

A breast lift will reshape the breast, raising the nipple to a better position and reducing the overhang of the breast.  The breast will not be smaller than it was before, just more youthful and with tighter skin.  There will be better fullness of the breast behind the nipple as the tissue is pushed upward and held in a tighter “skin envelope”.  Undergoing breast lift surgery without the placement of implants will typically leave patients with a little less upper pole fullness in the breasts, but will provide an easier recovery.

However, there is no way of creating more fullness in the upper pole of the breast without using an implant in small breasted women.  Restoring volume in a truly deflated breast is only achievable with an implant.

To have implants or not?  If a patient is undecided on what to do, Dr. Widder could recommend receiving a breast lift without implants.  Why?  Implants can usually be placed easily at a later date, giving the patient time to be absolutely certain about whether or not they want breast implants in addition to their lift.  It’s extremely important to discuss your overall aesthetic goals with Dr. Widder during your consultation to determine the most effective surgery plan for you as there are 3 types of breast lifts, and options for implants.

Dr. Shlomo Widder is a highly rated plastic surgeon serving the Washington DC and Northern Virginia area.  His office and private surgical suite is conveniently located in Vienna, close to Tyson’s Corner Mall.  Call 703-506-0300 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Widder.  If you book your procedure before December 31, 2018, you will receive 5% discount on your surgical cosmetic procedure.

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