Patients are sometimes unsure about whether they need a breast lift or a breast augmentation.
There are a few questions that can help you gain a better understanding of what you need done: Are you happy with the size of your breasts but wish they were higher? Do you feel that they have fallen rather than just deflated? If so, then a lift may be what you need. An augmentation is only for women who want to look larger.
There is a myth that says a woman getting a breast lift needs an implant to look better. This is false. An implant enlarges breasts. Unless you want to look bigger, there is no reason to get a breast implant. A well-executed breast lift can provide a wonderful shape.
Another reality of breast lifts is the scar. Sometimes, in trying to avoid the scar, women get a breast implant instead of the lift they really need. This does not work and creates more problems later. In the short term, the implant size that is needed to fill up a droopy breast will make a woman’s breasts much larger than she wished them to be. Over time, that increased weight will cause the breasts to drop down even further. Dr. Teitelbaum sees these dissatisfied patients frequently and understands the importance of doing the right operation in the first place.
Breast lifts in mommy makeover patients sometimes just need a scar around the areola; sometimes they also need a scar going straight down to the bottom; other times they also need a horizontal scar underneath. Which approach is taken depends upon the amount of excess skin and the goals of the patient. Dr. Teitelbaum has done all of these approaches many times and will advise you as to what type of a result you could expect with each of these approaches.
Breast lift patients are among the happiest of all patients. The typical mommy makeover breast lift patient will say that she was happy with her breast size before children and that she is basically happy with her size now. But with the engorgement of pregnancy, the breasts have fallen. These women feel older than they are and can no longer buy the swimsuits or clothes that they want to wear. A breast lift can dramatically improve the way they look both in clothes and out of clothes.