Can a Breast Lift be Done Without Implants?

Is a breast lift right for me?

Aging takes a toll on every part of the body, causing wrinkles, weight gain, and for some, sagging breasts. The combination of aging and gravity can make breasts appear droopy and smaller than they did 5, 10 or even 20 years ago. There are several different causes for sagging breasts, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain and genetics. If you wish your breasts had the same full, perky appearance they did when you were younger; you’re a great candidate for a breast lift.

Do I need breast implants?

Many women wonder if a breast lift requires implants. While implants can be inserted during a breast implant, not all breast lifts include implants, and you can see a significant difference in the appearance of your breasts without implants. A breast lift improves your breasts first by removing excess skin around the area and then tightening the supporting tissue to give a youthful, uplifted contour. The nipple area can also be moved upward to improve the shape of the breast.

How do I know which type of breast lift is right for me?

If you’re considering a breast lift, the first step is to schedule a consultation appointment. At this appointment, you and your doctor will discuss what kind of results you are looking for. Your doctor can help you decide if your breast lift can be completed without implants or if a different kind of breast lift is best for you. There are three different types of breast lifts available: periareolar/circumareolar breast lift, vertical breast lift, and traditional breast lift. Each type of breast lift can be completed without implants, but the perfect solution for you and your body can only be determined by your doctor.

What can I expect after surgery?

The procedure typically takes 1-3 hours. Some bruising, swelling, and soreness afterward is normal, but most patients return to work after just a week. After healing is complete, your breasts will sit higher on your chest and feel firmer. You will be thrilled with your newly perky breasts! Are you ready to restore your confidence? Contact Dr. Killingsworth at Atlanta Aesthetics, serving the Atlanta and Forsyth County areas. Dr. Killingsworth is a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. Our mission is to provide you the best possible results from your medical procedure, and we treat every patient with honesty, respect, and outstanding care in a safe, comfortable setting.