Breast Lift Without Implants: Things to Consider

You may be wondering if you can have a breast lift without implants and the short answer is yes. Women who wish to change the shape or position of their breasts, without necessarily changing the volume, may benefit from a breast lift with no implants. Over time, factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, pregnancy or breastfeeding can impact the look of the breast, leading some women to feel self-conscious or dissatisfied.  A breast lift without implants repositions the breasts higher on the chest with a perkier contour, and results in a more youthful overall aesthetic.

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift without implants is designed to remove excess skin, reposition the nipples, and reshape the breast tissue. Generally, there are many reasons a woman might consider a breast lift without implants. If you are unhappy with sagging breasts and desire a more uplifted and youthful breast appearance, you should consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss the options that meet your aesthetic goals.

Breast Lift Without Implants

Benefits of a Breast Lift Without Implants

While a breast lift procedure does not typically add breast volume, there are other benefits to a breast lift without implants. Some women want their breasts to look more perky, without adding size or weight to their frame. Also, for women concerned about back pain related to larger breasts, this procedure can improve the shape, projection, and symmetry of the breasts without adding any additional implant weight. This helps to minimize the postural strain sometimes associated with large breasts.

Without implants, most women can avoid replacement surgeries over the years which can be necessary because implants are not lifetime devices. Additionally, because there are no implants to purchase, the procedure may be more cost-effective.

Breast Lift No Implants Before and After

Scarring from a Mastopexy With No Implants

Just like any breast surgery, a breast lift without implants will involve scarring. Again, depending on your specific procedure, your scar type will vary. Some surgeons use a “donut” approach, just around the areola while others use a “lollipop” or “anchor” incision. Your scar will depend on many factors including the amount of lift needed. Choosing a plastic surgeon with the right experience is one of the most important ways you can minimize scars after surgery.

Breast Lift Without Implants Cost

While you may be curious to know what a breast lift without implants costs, the fact is that every case is unique, and it is extremely difficult to give an accurate estimate without a consultation. Different women will require different approaches and treatments for optimal results, so the best way to find out is to schedule a consultation.

Be wary of any sites that advertise their cost for breast lift without implants; sometimes the numbers can be misleading. There may be additional fees not reported in the number, like anesthesia, surgical facility costs or pre-op testing. Again, the best way to get an accurate fee is to visit a plastic surgeon for a personalized consultation. There you will learn more about the procedure and receive a detailed breakdown of the associated costs.

Breast Implant Removal and Lift

If a woman has her breast implants removed for one reason or another, she may decide to undergo a subsequent breast lift without implants. Generally, this recontours the area and eliminates stretched tissues, leading to a more uplifted appearance post-surgery. In most cases, part of breast implant removal is to address skin laxity and to reshape the breast tissue. To achieve optimal aesthetics, the surgeon can perform a breast lift to enhance the contour.

Breast Lift with Fat Grafting

A breast lift with fat grafting creates a subtle increase in breast volume, typically rounding out the upper portion of the breast. As an alternative to breast augmentation with implants, this procedure is usually recommended when there is a small target change in breast volume. Fat grafting usually involves liposuction of the abdomen, thigh, or other area to remove and transfer fat to the breast.

To see if you are a candidate for a breast lift with fat grafting, talk to an experienced plastic surgeon. You will be able to discuss different options to add volume to your breast lift, and decide what procedure matches your personalized goals.

Dr. Ashley Howarth, Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon for Breast Lift without Implants

Dr. Ashley Howarth is a top female plastic surgeon in Scottsdale with experience in breast lift without implant procedures. With an obsession to detail and exquisite skill, she is well-known in Scottsdale for her natural and beautiful results. As a surgeon and mother, she understands the physical changes associated with age and childbirth and collaborates with women to develop an individualized care plan. Her patients undergo surgery in state-of-the-art facilities in Arizona and receive top tier pre- and post-op care.

If you would like to find out more about breast lift without implants, call our office to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Howarth will perform an evaluation and discuss all of your treatment options so you can make the best decision for your own goals. Deciding to pursue breast enhancement is an exciting step and Dr. Ashley Howarth will confidently guide you through the entire treatment and recovery process with expertise, compassion, and care.

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