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“Do I need a breast lift?” It’s an extremely common question, and a very good one at that! A lot of breast augmentation patients, especially post-pregnancy moms, also want to improve the shape and position of their breasts. A breast lift can help with that in many cases. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you “need” a breast lift. There is no such thing as a textbook “perfect breast,” and decision to have a breast lift should not be based on another person’s ideal.

In our experience, these are two of the most important questions to discuss with your surgeon when weighing your options:

What look will you be happy with?

If breast augmentation alone can provide the shape and appearance you’ll be happy with, then there is usually no reason to also have a lift. Our patient on the left wanted larger breasts that looked natural, and was clear that she did not want a lift. Taking this into consideration, Dr. Ditesheim helped her choose implants that would achieve her desired size increase while giving the upper portion of her breast more natural fullness. Even without a lift, she is happier with the appearance of her breasts after surgery.

Do you have a significant amount of sagging to correct?

If you have a more significant amount of sagging, breast implants alone just may not look natural. Having a breast lift at the same time to eliminate the excess, sagging skin allows the implant to be placed in the optimal position. The additional scarring is often worth it to create an aesthetically pleasing breast shape.

For our patient on the left, her breasts were sagging a bit more, with the nipple below the breast fold. Implants alone could have helped fill out the top portion of the breasts, but the additional reshaping possible with a breast lift helped her achieve the results she was looking for.


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Many Plastic Surgeons will tell you what you should have “done” and will push for multiple procedures.

If you’ve ever had a consultation with a plastic surgeon, you may have heard pronouncements like “you need a facelift” or “you’ll also need a breast lift” or “only a tummy tuck will help you.” The fact is, no matter what your concern, there are always multiple options. That’s why we take a different approach.

We’ll help you understand all your choices, both surgical & non-surgical

First, we listen carefully to what aspects of your appearance actually concern you. Then we explain the full range of options, plus pros and cons of each. Many of our patients choose a lower-cost, quicker-recovery option. And you can rest assured knowing that Dr. Ditesheim is a board-certified plastic surgeon, so every service he offers is known to be safe & effective.

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