Getting a breast augmentation is a big decision for women. From determining the right size and shape you want to what kind of implants you should get, breast augmentation is a personal decision.
A common question we hear from our FOXIES is, “Can I get a breast augmentation without getting a breast lift?”
Not all breast augmentations require a breast lift, and many of our patients find they don’t need a lift at all with their implants.
Here’s a little guide to help you determine if you need breast implants with a breast lift.
If your nipples are in the center of your breast (or you are ok with them being where they are even if they are slightly lower) than you likely will not need a breast lift.
If you feel like your breasts are “sagging” but all you need is some upper fullness to your breast, then implants alone will do the trick!
To start, we recommend “the pencil test.” All you need to do is put a pencil (or pen!) under the breast fold and see if the nipple and/or the breast tissue is hanging over the pencil.
If the tissue is hanging over the pencil, this means that the breast is sagging and you would benefit from a breast implants with a breast lift for the best results!
So in this case, you would get a breast augmentation and a breast lift at the same time.
As you can see, there’s no hard and fast rule for getting breast implants with a breast lift. It all comes down to personal preference and what you feel most comfortable with.
We also wanted to address a couple other common questions we get from women who do decide they want to get a breast lift along with their breast augmentation surgery.
Many women worry that if they get a breast lift with implants, their breasts will look fake since they will be too high up on the chest. This actually couldn’t be farther from the truth.
In fact, it’s very hard to do that with someone who needs a breast lift. Their tissues are more stretchy and will almost always give a very natural look even with a breast lift.
First and foremost, every woman’s body is different, so what is required to achieve the look of one woman may not be the same for someone else.
Sometimes women who need breast implants with a breast lift will bring in a photo of a patient who got a breast augmentation only, so it’s hard to do an exact comparison.
If you decide that you are going to get a breast lift with your implants, we recommend looking at before and after photos of women who have had the same procedure done to help you get a better idea of the look you are trying to achieve.
Our breast lift before and after gallery will give you a good idea of what to expect when you are getting breast implants and a breast lift at the same time.
Whether you decide to just get a breast augmentation, or are possibly considering a breast lift as well, we recommend calling us at 1-614-764-7699 or contacting us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Grawe and the foxy girls will give you the breasts you’ve always dreamed of!