Have you been told that adding an implant to your aging breasts can give the impression of a lift? It turns out that while this may be true for a few select women who are starting out with small breasts and have very little loose skin, it doesn’t apply to most women who are in search of a lifted bust line.
How does a surgeon decide if you need a lift at the time of breast augmentation? Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Cooper of Jupiter, Florida begins every breast augmentation with a series of questions which help him determine the best surgical strategy. Here he breaks down the questions and walks us through the decision making process.
WHAT SIZE DO YOU WANT TO BE?
The first step toward establishing a plan is discovering the size the patient would like to end up at after surgery. You may desire to return to a pre-baby cup size, or you may want to be only slightly fuller than you are now. “A lot of my patients are moms, and they’ve worked out a lot, and they are in great shape,” shares Dr. Cooper. A common consequence of being fit and active is that the volume of the breasts often declines along with body fat. A history of weight fluctuations or pregnancy can also lead to deflation of the breasts.