Breast Lift Surgery: With or Without Implants?

As women age, it is natural for their breasts to begin to sag, taking on a drooping appearance. In addition to everyday gravity, heredity, pregnancy, breastfeeding, lifestyle, amount of physical activity, smoking, and weight loss or gain can all affect the degree to which a woman’s breast sag over time.

But, if breast sagging is affecting a woman’s self confidence or self esteem,  there is no reason they can’t have the shape they once did (or an even better shape than their younger self) with breast lift surgery.  While breast lift surgery can offer spectacular results on its own, many women who opt for a breast lift also choose breast implants to provide a beautiful, natural, fuller looking appearance.

“Women who opt for a breast lift with implants not only want to lift their breasts, but add increased volume, too,” says board certified Bloomfield Hills area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. “As women age, their bodies undergo changes. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and just aging in general can change the size and shape of the breasts, as well as the volume. For some women, lifting the breasts isn’t enough to provide the look they want, so we can combine a lift with implants to meet their goals.”

Breast Lift Surgery Without Implants

If your sagging is only slight, Dr. Ali may be able to correct the issue with a breast implant alone. However, for most cases, a lift and implants will be performed together. Breast tissue and the areola will be reshaped as needed to improve the overall appearance of the breast. The nipple will be positioned to a more youthful, centralized location. The result is perky, full and youthful looking breasts.

Breast lift surgery without implants, medically known as mastopexy, focuses on addressing sagging or drooping breasts without altering their size. This procedure involves reshaping and lifting the existing breast tissue to create a more youthful and elevated contour. It’s an excellent option for women who are satisfied with their current breast volume but wish to correct issues related to breast ptosis, often caused by factors such as pregnancy, aging, or weight loss. This surgery typically results in firmer, higher-positioned breasts, enhancing overall breast aesthetics.

Breast Lift Surgery With Implants

Breast lifts and implants are performed together often. Breast lift surgery with implants combines the lifting technique with the insertion of breast implants. This approach is suitable for individuals seeking both lifted and fuller breasts. Women who have experienced a loss of breast volume, perhaps due to pregnancy or weight fluctuations, often choose this option. The implants are carefully selected to complement the lifted breast tissue, providing a more voluminous and youthful appearance. This combined approach allows for a comprehensive enhancement, addressing both sagging and size concerns simultaneously.

A breast lift with implants is also a common procedure added to other procedures, most often the “mommy makeover.” Patients can gain back their shape and confidence with multiple procedures, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction or lower body lift. Combining procedures can be done efficiently and easily.

During a mastopexy, or breast lift, with implants Dr. Ali will typically make an incision around the areola and straight down to the fold of the breast. This is often referred to as a lollipop scar. The breast implant will be placed, filling up the extra skin and giving the patient the full look they desire.

Why Women Consider Breast Lift Surgery with Implants

1. Restoring Breast Volume After Pregnancy or Weight Loss: Women often experience changes in breast volume due to factors like pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss. These life events can lead to a loss of breast volume and sagging. A breast lift with implants helps restore volume and enhances breast shape, achieving a more youthful appearance.

2. Combining Lift with Implants for Enhanced Results: Combining a breast lift with implants addresses both sagging and volume loss simultaneously. This is particularly beneficial for women who desire fuller, lifted breasts. The addition of implants provides the opportunity to customize the size and shape of the breasts, achieving a more comprehensive aesthetic transformation.

3. Correcting Asymmetry: Breast asymmetry is a common concern for many women. Some may naturally have uneven breasts, while others may experience asymmetry due to factors like hormonal changes or aging. A breast lift with implants allows for a tailored approach to correct asymmetry, creating a balanced and harmonious breast appearance.

4. Rejuvenating Aging Breasts: As women age, the effects of gravity, loss of skin elasticity, and changes in breast tissue can lead to sagging. A breast lift with implants not only lifts the breasts but also rejuvenates their overall appearance. This procedure can reverse the signs of aging, providing a more youthful and perky breast contour.

5. Enhancing Self-Confidence and Body Image: Many women choose breast lift surgery with implants to boost their self-confidence and improve body image. Achieving the desired breast shape and size can have a positive impact on a woman’s self-esteem, allowing her to feel more comfortable and confident in her own skin.

Top Breast Lift Surgery | Bloomfield Hills Area

It is important for women considering breast lift surgery with or without implants to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali in the Bloomfield Hills, MI area. During a consultation, Dr. Ali will assess your unique anatomy, proportions, size, skin condition, and health – and  discuss your goals and expectations, to formulate a personalized treatment plan to give you the beautiful breasts you desire..

If you also wish to consider breast implants, at your initial consultation with Dr. Ali, he’ll discuss your goals with you to determine the ideal breast placement – and if desired breast implant size – for you. He’ll take into account your goals, as well as your anatomy and proportions, working to create the most beautiful, youthful and natural look for you.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has performed several hundred breast lift surgeries – with and without breast implants, with beautiful results. If you’re interested in learning more about how you could benefit from breast lift surgery schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali today.

Top Breast Lift Surgery | Bloomfield Hills Area: 248-335-7200