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Breast Lift vs. Breast Implants

Find out how to tell if you would benefit more from a breast lift or breast implants from plastic surgeon Robert J. Morin, M.D. in this Howcast video.


If you are wondering whether or not you need a breast lift here's the thing you need to consider, the position of the nipple. When plastic surgeons look at a woman's breast and they are trying to decide whether or not a woman just needs a breast augmentation or if she also needs a breast lift we look at the position of the nipple and the position of the infamammary fold which is the lowest part of the breast. If the nipple is below the breast fold then the nipple needs to be lifted back up into the correct position.

Therefore if the nipple is below the fold a woman needs a breast lift. If the nipple is above the level of the inframammary fold then a breast augmentation is a reasonable option and we will give a woman the desired result. A lot of women are concerned about the scars that come with a breast lift however the location of the scars are very well hidden, most women are not unhappy with the scars after the surgery and the benefit that a woman gets by lifting up and restructuring the breast higher on the chest wall far outweighs the downside of having the scars. A breast that is lifted looks more youthful and is more asthetically pleasing therefore if the location of the nipple is below the breast fold then a woman should have a breast lift.

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