Last month, the whole world saw Lindsay Lohan show up in an ultra boob-a-licious white dress, but did anyone notice that she’s looking a little saggy for a young woman with breast implants?
Don’t get me wrong… I’m not saying that she looks “bad”… I’m just saying that her breast implants don’t have the typical appearance for someone her age. They are still very full and shapely, but just a bit lower than you might expect them to be. We know Lindsay has had her breast implants for several years now, so it’s not a surprise that she’s now experiencing some sagging.
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Do all breast implants sag?
Yes. Just like all breasts eventually sag, all breasts with implants sag too. And the larger the implants are, the quicker they will sag, just as larger natural breasts sag faster than smaller ones. Breast implants don’t stop the natural aging process… they just reset it by a few years 🙂
Is a breast lift the only way to treat sagging?
No. There are two alternatives to provide a little lift without a “lift”:
- LARGER IMPLANT. Replacing the implants with a slightly larger size can certainly provide some additional lift. This is a great option for women who may have always felt that their implants were too small anyway, which is actually the most common complaint after breast augmentation surgery. The downside of this option is obvious though… a larger implant will sag even faster than a smaller one.
- INTERNAL BREAST LIFT. Some women are candidates for an internal breast lift in which your surgeon reinforces the support on the capsules that surround your implants. This procedure does not require any additional scars, which is a major benefit, but not everyone is a candidate.
What types of breast lifts are available?
- CIRCLE LIFT. The circle lift, also called the circumareolar lift, the periareolar lift, or the donut lift, is a great procedure for breasts that have just barely begun to sag. The main advantage of the circle lift is that it only involves a scar around the outer border of the areola, which is quite inconspicuous once it’s fully healed. The main disadvantage of this technique is that it must be used conservatively. When the circle lift is used to lift the breast more than an inch or so, the scar can become widened over time.
- LOLLI-POP LIFT. The lolli-pop lift, also called the vertical-scar or short-scar lift, is one step above the circle lift. It is meant for moderate amounts of sagging in moderate sized breasts. This technique involves a scar around the areolar border, but also adds an additional vertical scar from the areola down to the fold under the breast.
- ANCHOR LIFT. The anchor lift, also called the Wise-pattern mastopexy, is the best technique for large breasts with a severe amount of sagging. This technique involves the greatest number of scars, but it’s the only technique that will allow for a round, shapely, perky breast when a great deal of lift is needed.
- LASER BRA LIFT. The LaserBra Lift is a highly specialized technique that only a few surgeons across the country are qualified to perform. The scar pattern is the same as the anchor lift, but a laser is used to create an internal bra out your own tissue. This internal bra is sculpted to give you an exceptional shape that may last much longer than the other techniques because of the additional internal support.
Would it be better to just remove the implants?
Many women ask this question, and although it might be a little counterintuitive, the answer is no. Removing breast implants causes even more sagging and makes it almost impossible for your surgeon to give you a nice result. Without the implants, there is no way to replace the volume under the breast that supports and lifts it. If you remember what we discussed above, we use a larger implant when we want to lift the breast. This being the case, you can easily understand how removing the implants altogether would not be a good thing to do if we are trying to correct sagging.
Every breast will eventually sag regardless of whether or not breast implants are present. I always tell my patients that it’s a trade-off between having a saggy breast and having a perky breast with scars. In the vast majority of breast lift patients, the scars heal so well that they are hardly noticeable. That being said, the decision to have the lift is all about being ready to see those scars at all. Once you reach that point in time when you are convinced that the sagging bothers you more than the scars would, you’re ready to have the procedure.
If you have any questions about breast augmentation or any of the breast lift techniques, including the LaserBra Lift, feel free to email me at DrV@ManhattanAestheticSurgery.com or give the office a call at 917-703-7069.
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