A common question for patients when considering breast augmentation is whether they will also need a breast lift to achieve desired results. This often requires a consultation with your surgeon to accurately determine. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides breast augmentation and breast lift to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
Breast Lift Considerations
When a breast implant is inserted into the chest, the skin must be repositioned to cover it. For patients that have loose or sagging breasts, the placement of the implant may not be enough to lift the nipple to the correct position – centered over the implant as much as possible. In this case, a breast lift may be necessary to allow the correct positioning of the breasts to achieve best aesthetic results.
Breast augmentation, with or without lift, is typically performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. During your procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions in concealed areas, such as under the natural fold of the breast or along the areola, and insert the breast implant into the chest. If you are also opting to have a breast lift, your surgeon will determine which areas of the breasts have excess skin, make the appropriate incisions, and remove that skin. The nipple and areola are then repositioned on the breast and the incisions are closed.
How do I know if I need a lift?
One indication that you may need a breast lift is if your nipple rests beneath the fold beneath your breast. The best way to accurately determine whether you will need a breast lift in addition to your breast implants will be to schedule a consultation with your surgeon and have an examination. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides breast augmentation and breast lift to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
Contact Marietta, Georgia Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta for a Consultation
Serving patients in and around Marietta, Atlanta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Buckhead, Morningside/Lenox Park, Virginia-Highland, Candler Park, Midtown, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Ormewood Park, Georgia and other surrounding areas.