Women have unique breasts, and while there are plenty of different shapes and sizes, many women prefer breasts to have a perky look, with a nipple that is above the breast fold and ample volume in the top of the breast. One way to achieve this look is through breast surgery, but most women believe that breast augmentation is the go-to procedure. There’s one alternative to know about that can often achieve great results without implants, the breast lift. Here’s what to know about it and how it can benefit you.

Do implants lift your breast?

There is a common misconception that breast implants can lift the breast. This is not often the case, as a breast implant does not change the position of the nipple or the breast. Although it can add fullness, a breast lift is needed to lift the skin, tissue, and nipple before excising any extra skin, moving the breast to a more upright position. A breast implant alone will simply add volume to the breast at its current position.

How do I know if I need implants?

This answer will look different for each patient. Dr. Prysi can make a recommendation using specific breast measurements and decades of experience during a consultation, but you should be sure to consider your preferences. If you would like to enhance the size and projection of your breasts, then you can benefit from implants with your breast lift. However, many women are content with a breast lift alone to reshape and restore the breasts to a more upright position. Be sure to discuss your goals with Dr. Prysi who can guide you to the right breast procedure for you.

How a breast lift works

A breast lift is performed under general anesthesia, just like a breast augmentation. It requires a predetermined incision (Dr. Prysi will discuss your options during a consultation) through which the breast tissue can be accessed and repositioned. Then, the tissues, nipples, and skin are lifted and sutured in a higher position.

If you opt for implants, a pocket will be created within the breast tissue so that it can be placed accordingly. There are many different options that come with breast augmentation like implant type and location, so Dr. Prysi will make sure you understand the best options for you. Once the implants are placed, the breast lift can continue as normal.

Schedule a consultation

The breast lift is an excellent option for breast rejuvenation. Whether you’re considering implants or not, Dr. Prysi can plan the right breast procedure for you. To get started, contact our Naples office by calling or filling out our online form.