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makeitcount 03-08-2019 02:22 PM

Super upset after ba consult: ps says I need a lift
 
So this was something I was worried my PS would say. I went for my first consult today and he strongly recommended me getting a lift along with my BA. I am 28, 5í7 and 130 lbs but have fluctuated between 170 and 120 since I was 16.

I really donít want scarring. Iím super upset because I have been wanting a BA for years and am finally able to financially afford it on my own. I hate my breasts and canít even look at them. But I donít want to have a ba + lift and hate my scars. I already have very bad and visible stretch marks which Iím so self conscious and ashamed of (they are really bad). I donít know what to do and am now reconsidering everything. I love my body so much but I hate my breasts. I donít want scars but I donít want my breasts to look ďdeformedĒ without a lift. Can anyone please give me some insight? Iím so confused.

BooBitties 03-08-2019 02:29 PM

What kind of lift? Scars fade. I have seen many beautiful lift results. In the beginning it can look rough, but that's with or without a lift.

I did not get a lift and I 100000% regret it. Like you, I didn't want the scars. It costs more in the end to fix what we don't want to address the first time around. Believe me. :/

makeitcount 03-08-2019 02:33 PM

He drew a diagram for me and said something about vertical but there was so much going through my mind that I canít even remember what he said. I am stage 2 according to the doctor. I am going to go to a few more consults with other doctors to see what they say...but Iím so disappointed now. I really donít want scars even if they do fade because I have really bad stretch marks. Iím so frustrated. I donít even know if I want to go through with this anymore.

dixie1 03-09-2019 07:23 AM


Originally Posted by BooBitties (Post 2956635)
What kind of lift? Scars fade. I have seen many beautiful lift results. In the beginning it can look rough, but that's with or without a lift.

I did not get a lift and I 100000% regret it. Like you, I didn't want the scars. It costs more in the end to fix what we don't want to address the first time around. Believe me. :/

Agree with this 1000000%. I didn't want a lift and 3 surgeries and 25k later...here we are. Get the lift if they recommend one. The scars will fade.

heymom3 03-09-2019 08:09 AM

I think I was borderline for a lift with my first BA but the surgeon didn't mention it so I didn't ask because I didn't want scars. 9 years later I was getting a revision because my skin was so stretched and the implant so low on 1 side especially. The surgeons in my area were talking about taking a triangular piece of skin/tissue away, doing a full anchor lift, etc. I was not going for that at all so I went to a surgeon who said seri silk mesh, maybe bigger implants depending, fat grafting, and tightening the pockets. BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER which led me to Dr Revis. He did an internal bra with permanent sutures and bigger implants but thanks to the botched job the other surgeon did and my pockets stretching too much things are still not right so I might be having yet another revision. I asked about a Benelli lift and Dr Revis said he really feels like I would benefit from that if I trust him to do it. You see when I saw him before he kinda mentioned it but both my husband and I were worried about sensation loss and scar tissue. It wasn't mentioned as much as a lift as it was to make my areola smaller and move them up a bit but we weren't bothered by those issues. This time around I will do whatever Dr Revis feels is necessary to get my girls right.... scars or no scars. I did ask him if he has a very steady hand to make perfectly circular incisions around them. He laughed and said yes he does. LOL I'm still trying to decide for sure but most likely I will be back in Sept. for my revision.

All this to say if you need a lift get one. You are young, the scars will fade and possibly even disappear. Many women on here have had lifts where you can't even see the scars unless you look closely. I do agree that you need to get multiple consults and bring wish pictures of what you want to look like. Also pictures of what you do not want to look like. Ask the surgeons for their after photos of women who they've done lifts on because you want to see how the scars look. Good luck with everything

KayKay1206 03-09-2019 08:19 AM

All implants give you is a bigger version of what you already have. Where they si, how they hang, nipple placement, gap/cleavage. None of that changes.

Its either forego the lift and have a bigger version of saggier boobs (weight of implant will make the sag more dramatic) and then spend more money on another surgery?

or BA and lift, risk scars (scars fade!) and have breasts your happy with?

Lennev 03-09-2019 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by makeitcount (Post 2956634)
So this was something I was worried my PS would say. I went for my first consult today and he strongly recommended me getting a lift along with my BA. I am 28, 5í7 and 130 lbs but have fluctuated between 170 and 120 since I was 16.

I really donít want scarring. Iím super upset because I have been wanting a BA for years and am finally able to financially afford it on my own. I hate my breasts and canít even look at them. But I donít want to have a ba + lift and hate my scars. I already have very bad and visible stretch marks which Iím so self conscious and ashamed of (they are really bad). I donít know what to do and am now reconsidering everything. I love my body so much but I hate my breasts. I donít want scars but I donít want my breasts to look ďdeformedĒ without a lift. Can anyone please give me some insight? Iím so confused.

I was exactly like you. I didnít want a lift. I cried when I found out I needed one. I had the same fears. I even considered not doing the lift, but Every person I know that had a BA w/out lift after being told they needed a lift has regretted it. Every single one.

I also have stretch marks and honestly the stretch marks look better because of the lift! Crazy, I know. But because they cut away that excess tissue and pull the skin tight, the stretch marks kinda disappear. Itís the weirdest thing. If you donít get the lift, the stretch marks will get worse and you may even end up with MORE because of the stress on the stretched skin.

I had the lift and I love my results!! The scarring gets nearly invisible and with laser treatment you can make it so it is invisible nowadays! If you need the lift, do it.

dj2012 03-10-2019 10:50 AM

If your surgeon has recommended a lift, 100% do it!!!! I've needed a lift for many years and have gone larger and larger over the years to try and reduce my sag but XL implants and their weight did me no favours. I recently had an anchor lift with areola reduction along with a 66% reduction in implant size and this is by far my most favourite look. Scars are healing well and I've finally got perky breasts 25 years after first getting implants.

I just recently got hold of my pre BA breasts as well as the photos for a revision with the 275cc implants I had back then and I really should've had the lift my surgeon did recommend but being so young I didn't want the scars either. If only I knew then what I know now and I've would've had a lift many years ago.

What Kay said - All implants give you is a bigger version of what you already have. Where they si, how they hang, nipple placement, gap/cleavage. None of that changes - is 100% true!

We've got very similar stats so send me a FR and look at my photos particularly my OLD IMPLANTS album where I have uploaded my original pre BA and first revision photos. Theres no denying I should've done a lift first time round.

PumpkinPasties 03-10-2019 04:26 PM

I postponed my surgery for almost 2 years after I was told the same thing. Finally went for it and I couldn't be happier! I never had nicely shaped breasts. Ever. They came in mildly tuberous and I wondered for years why they never seemed to round out after puberty. It only got worse after losing weight.
Now I have the body I always wanted with perky breasts to match. I'm almost one year post-op and my scars have faded nicely.

Linaki 03-10-2019 05:18 PM

Some of the most beautiful BA results Iíve ever seen are women who had a lift. If itís recommended go for it. I have a 3 inch scar across my left breast from a breast cancer scare. I donít even see it when I look at my boobs.

doubleb 03-11-2019 12:17 AM

Just had a lift with augmentation. 2 days ago. I couldnít be happier with results. I was scared of scars also and put off for awhile but after a lot of research found an experienced surgeon that had excellent scar results with other patients. You donít want low hanging implants. You will back in a surgeons office looking for a revision. Look for a board certified surgeon who specializes in breast surgery to get the best possible result. Good luck

peruviansexy 03-15-2019 12:49 PM

I am also debating on this!! aww
 
So, im schedule for BA with Ideals Saline 600cc under the muscle 5.5, 138lbs, broad shoulders.

My doctor recommended i get a lift as well and i told him that i did not want it done since i did not want the additional scaring and he had suggested 500cc or 525cc cause my left boob is a bit smaller than the other and i was like no he also suggested a donut cut around my nipples to make it smaller since i breastfeed for a year and they are huge, My best friend went with me and she had hers done at 525cc and she is 5.4 and 110lbs and small/petite and my docs told her that's alot for your body profile. she declined her lift and the small nipples (donut cut) her breast are silicone sientras and its the gummy bear type they feel very natural but its a bit droopy. as this is what he said when he looked at my breast he said if he did the 500cc/ 525cc it would look a bit droopy. so my friend suggested i go for more to help it and than my MD said if you only want the BA then you need to go for a 600cc and if after you change your mind you can always come back. H e felt that there was no point of doing this twice. but he was very respectful in my decision. But i schedule for 600cc Saline Ideals and not im thinking about it since all of your posts. idk what to do now. i do not want to regret not doing this.... :/ this is very hard... i feel you!!! 100%

Good luck in your decision.. pls update us.. i have exactly 2 month until my op! awwww so anxious. i just emailed my docs for price info since im still debating on the lift and nipple reduction. Im just scared that this will take a lot more time for me to heal.. i hope its just the same as the BA.. can anyone here tell me if a lift and a BA was the same or longer healing?

edited to add PERI-AREOLAR BREAST LIFT this is what my Md wanted to do lol

Lennev 03-15-2019 02:57 PM

Now that youíve had a few days to think it over, how do you feel? Are you still upset?

As I said in my above comment, I remember how hard it was for me to hear I needed a lift. But I would highly encourage you to research it. Talk to girls who were told they needed a lift and didnít get one. Then talk to girls who did go with the lift. You will see very quickly that scars arenít as bad as we envision in our minds and in fact, often arenít visible at all by one year post op.

You could also consider going to another two consults. If all 3 doctors say you need a lift, Iíd strongly discourage going against that. If the other two say you donít need one or you are ďborderlineĒ then maybe you could consider skipping the lift. Typically though, Iím gonna be honest and keep it 100, people who donít get a lift or try to fix their sagging with a larger implant end up very regretful and spending more money in the long run. The surgeons are experienced professionals and remember that their first suggestion is always the one they KNOW will look the best and give the best long term results.

dj2012 03-15-2019 11:10 PM


Originally Posted by peruviansexy (Post 2956794)
So, im schedule for BA with Ideals Saline 600cc under the muscle 5.5, 138lbs, broad shoulders.

My doctor recommended i get a lift as well and i told him that i did not want it done since i did not want the additional scaring and he had suggested 500cc or 525cc cause my left boob is a bit smaller than the other and i was like no he also suggested a donut cut around my nipples to make it smaller since i breastfeed for a year and they are huge, My best friend went with me and she had hers done at 525cc and she is 5.4 and 110lbs and small/petite and my docs told her that's alot for your body profile. she declined her lift and the small nipples (donut cut) her breast are silicone sientras and its the gummy bear type they feel very natural but its a bit droopy. as this is what he said when he looked at my breast he said if he did the 500cc/ 525cc it would look a bit droopy. so my friend suggested i go for more to help it and than my MD said if you only want the BA then you need to go for a 600cc and if after you change your mind you can always come back. H e felt that there was no point of doing this twice. but he was very respectful in my decision. But i schedule for 600cc Saline Ideals and not im thinking about it since all of your posts. idk what to do now. i do not want to regret not doing this.... :/ this is very hard... i feel you!!! 100%

Good luck in your decision.. pls update us.. i have exactly 2 month until my op! awwww so anxious. i just emailed my docs for price info since im still debating on the lift and nipple reduction. Im just scared that this will take a lot more time for me to heal.. i hope its just the same as the BA.. can anyone here tell me if a lift and a BA was the same or longer healing?

edited to add PERI-AREOLAR BREAST LIFT this is what my Md wanted to do lol

Honestly if your surgeon is recommending a lift you really should do it. I've just had an anchor lift and have had a peri-areolar lift (also called Donut or Benelli lift) in the past.
I accepted your friend request so you can see both. The Benelli lift photos are in the POST OP 2 album and you can see the anchor lift photos in DOWNSIZE TO 390cc.

The scars too are nothing to be worried about. I'm loving how mine are healing and would do it all over again. Wish I did one years ago too.

I've got extremely broad shoulders too and my height is 5' 7" and weight is 58/59kg and after going up and down with size, I definitely prefer the smaller implants on my frame now. While I could carry the larger implants they did make me look very top heavy and matronly. Everyone since my downsize has commented on how much slimmer and younger I look now at 46 years old, I'll take that :D

peruviansexy 03-16-2019 08:12 AM

Thank you very much!

Maggy 04-06-2019 01:10 PM

Go for the lift!
 
Please please donít avoid a lift if one is recommended. I needed a lift and now awaiting revision surgery because I basically have larger, droopy boobs. Yes Iím worried about scarring but then like my husband said... you hated them before, you hate them now.. what have you got to lose (lots of cash etc etc but heís talking emotionally). I was lucky that my PS offered a revision because it could have been worse. I canít say that you wonít dislike the scars, Iím worried about this myself, but all Iím saying is is that if you donít go all out, itís possible that you wonít like the result from a BA alone or it wonít last. I feel your pain! Sodding boobs eh?? Sending positive vibes xxx

lnf 04-06-2019 05:32 PM

Lift is worth it ..
 
PS's do not suggest lifts for THEIR health - and the benefit is worth it, I can attest. I got a lift on my first BA and the scars were invisible within 6-9 months (and still 16mth out). I then decided to size up a bit with a 2nd BA. It was a breeze, original lift held and all good on the recovery. No regrets on the process at all - which had to be in 2 steps as I did it. Happily sporting 745cc now, not heavy at all, perfect shape - Love em! And I am convinced the original lift (and great PS) had alot to do with it.

It's a journey..

CarmenD 11-30-2019 08:47 AM

I initially was hoping to avoid a lift too when I went into my consultation. My PS was honest and said without a lift and only implants my boobs would look "unacceptable". Based on my level of pitosis it makes sense, I didn't realise my level of sagging was as bad until I had my consultation.

On the 3D Vectra machine my PS showed me what only the implants would look like without the lift and he was right, it just looked like my current shape only bigger. Then he showed me what the results would look like with lift and the implants and they were my dream boobs! I was totally sold on the lift and now I'm really looking forward to the lift. The scars will fade! :) It is the right choice in the long run.

Lennev 12-01-2019 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by makeitcount (Post 2956634)
So this was something I was worried my PS would say. I went for my first consult today and he strongly recommended me getting a lift along with my BA. I am 28, 5í7 and 130 lbs but have fluctuated between 170 and 120 since I was 16.

I really donít want scarring. Iím super upset because I have been wanting a BA for years and am finally able to financially afford it on my own. I hate my breasts and canít even look at them. But I donít want to have a ba + lift and hate my scars. I already have very bad and visible stretch marks which Iím so self conscious and ashamed of (they are really bad). I donít know what to do and am now reconsidering everything. I love my body so much but I hate my breasts. I donít want scars but I donít want my breasts to look ďdeformedĒ without a lift. Can anyone please give me some insight? Iím so confused.

You can and should get a second opinion (and possibly even third opinion) just to be confident that all surgeons agree that a lift is completely unavoidable. Also, what type of lift is being suggested? Crescent? Benelli? Donut? Lollipop? Anchor? Thatís important to know.

That said, if multiple surgeons say you need a lift, I strongly advise listening to them. I know someone personally who didnít listen, found herself a different surgeon willing to do implants alone, and ended up terribly deformed. It cost her thousands more to get the lift later anyway. There are several gals on this forum who also terribly regret not listening when told they needed a lift.

I had a lift and my scars are 98% invisible 1 year later. Granted I had a Benelli lift which is one of the least invasive and the incision goes around the areola only. But still, I have friends Iíve shown my breasts to who literally didnít even believe me that I had a lift after seeing them. I had to really point out my scar line.

If you need a lift and you want implants, you have to be willing to accept the possibility of visible scars. If you absolutely cannot accept that possibility, donít do implants at all. I was terrified of scarring before my surgery too. Turns out I had nothing to be worried about in the end. In fact, I have less scars than most people because they put the implant in through the lift incision. And you cannot see those scars. So I donít have a scar underneath my breasts which is nice. Besides, They can do so much nowadays for scars. Laser treatment, silicone strips, miraculous scar creams. Even women with full Anchor lifts often end up with thin, impressively healed, scars.

I highly recommend talking with other surgeons. If majority consensus is you need a lift, trust that. I know it sucks. I almost didnít do BA because I was so scared of the lift. I am SO GLAD I just did it! I ended up with exactly the look I wanted and the scars are healed better than I could have ever imagined. Try not to assume the worse with lift scars.

Ladylumps 21 09-21-2020 05:14 AM

Get the lift!
 
I know this is an old post, but in case others are reading it anew, looking for suggestions - I strongly suggest to get the lift if you need one! Putting implants in will not really lift sagging breasts, specifically sagging nipples (and that whole snoopy look is probably not what youíre going for). After much debate and concern over the scars, Iím 6 weeks po, with still fresh scars, and my hubby and I are both happy I got the lift!


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