Do Breast Lifts Without Implants Still Show Results?

Do Breast Lifts Without Implants Still Show Results?

Plastic surgeon measuring and planning a breast lift surgery.

When finding the right breast procedure for your needs, it is essential to explore your options and understand what each procedure can accomplish for you. A breast lift is a common breast enhancement technique designed to combat the effects of gravity, aging, weight changes, and pregnancy. This procedure is ideal for individuals wanting to lift their breasts and restore their shape and position. Learn more about breast lifts and discover the results they can grant you without the need for breast implants.


What Can a Breast Lift Accomplish?

A breast lift is a cosmetic procedure that does remove sagging skin in the lower part of the breast, lift the nipple to a higher position, and improve the shape of the breast. A breast lift does not add fullness to the cleavage area, improve deflation of the breast, or lift the breast footprint to a higher position on the chest. A breast lift is ideal for women wishing to eliminate sagging without adding the extra volume implants provide.

Can You Get a Breast Lift Without Implants?

A breast lift can be performed on its own without breast implants. The primary goal of a breast lift is to correct the droopy appearance of the breast by tightening loose or sagging skin and lifting up the nipple. In comparison, the goal of a breast augmentation procedure with implants is to enhance the shape and size of the breasts. For some women, a lift by itself is enough to make the breasts look perky and more youthful. For others, especially those who are deflated after breast-feeding or want more volume in the cleavage area, adding an implant may be necessary.

Will a Breast Lift Without Implants give me long-lasting results?

A breast lift without implants offers long-lasting results. Over time, aging of your tissues and gravity will still affect the breasts but the breasts will always be more perky than they would have been without surgery. To improve the longevity of your results, it’s best to have breast lift surgery after you are done having children and when you can maintain a stable body weight.

Do You Need a Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, or a Combination?

You will be content with a breast lift if you are happy with how your breasts look in an unpadded bra. A breast lift offers similar support and shaping, comparable to what an unpadded bra provides.

If you wish for more fullness in your upper breasts, you may be happier with a breast lift with implants.

Some women would like added fullness, but for personal or practical reasons, are opposed to having an implant. Fat grafting is an alternative to implants that can be combined with a breast lift to add volume. Compared to implants, however, fat grafting offers only a subtle enhancement in volume. Typically, only a half cup size increase, at most, can be expected.

If you are unsure whether or not to have a breast lift combined with a breast augmentation, it is best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the best procedure for your needs.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in a breast lift and want to determine if this is the right procedure for your unique needs, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery in Burlington, VT. Dr. MacLennan and Dr. Schmidt are happy to offer you beautifully natural results and personalized care throughout your surgical journey.