Beyond Implants Why Borderline Breast Lift Candidates Should Consider a Comprehensive Approach

For individuals teetering on the edge of considering a breast lift, the allure of breast implants alone might seem like an enticing solution. However, it’s crucial to understand that for borderline cases, opting for implants alone may not yield the desired results. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the reasons why patients at the cusp of needing a breast lift should consider a more comprehensive approach.


1. Addressing Ptosis – The Gravity Effect:

Borderline breast lift candidates often experience a degree of ptosis, or sagging, due to factors such as aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations. While implants add volume, they don’t inherently address the sagging caused by weakened ligaments and stretched skin. A breast lift, in conjunction with implants if desired, becomes necessary to counteract the effects of gravity and achieve a more lifted appearance.


2. Achieving Symmetry and Natural Contour:

Breast implants alone may not rectify issues of asymmetry or irregular breast shape that often accompany borderline ptosis. A breast lift can help reshape the breast tissue, creating a more natural and symmetric contour that enhances overall aesthetic appeal.


3. Long-Term Satisfaction and Avoiding Complications:

In cases where implants are used to compensate for sagging without addressing the underlying issue, patients may find themselves unsatisfied in the long run. A comprehensive approach that includes a breast lift helps avoid potential complications and ensures a more enduring, aesthetically pleasing outcome.


 4. Enhancing Nipple Position:

Ptosis can lead to a downward shift in nipple position. Implants alone may not be sufficient to correct this. A breast lift is instrumental in repositioning the nipples, contributing to a more youthful and lifted appearance.


5. Combating the “Top-Heavy” Look:

Implants without a lift may result in a disproportionately top-heavy aesthetic, especially in borderline cases. The combination of a breast lift and implants allows for a harmonious balance, creating a more natural and proportionate silhouette.


While breast implants can undoubtedly enhance volume and shape, they may fall short for individuals on the borderline of needing a breast lift. A comprehensive approach that includes both a lift and implants, if desired, is often the key to achieving optimal results. By addressing issues of sagging, asymmetry, and nipple position, patients can enjoy a more natural, lifted, and satisfying outcome. If you have decided to have implants only, you need to view the implant only as a stage approached, the second stage inevitably will be breast lift surgery.

To schedule a consultation with double qualified specialist plastic surgeon at Esteem Cosmetic Studio Sydney, please call the team on 1300 378 336.

As per AHPRA guidelines, you will need to bring in a letter of referral from your GP.

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