It’s not unusual for women who undergo breast lift surgery to be concerned about upper breast fullness. When this issue arises, a multitude of treatment options are available. Unfortunately, a consensus doesn’t exist amongst plastic surgeons as to which option is best.
In many ways the procedure chosen depends upon the patient’s anatomic findings and aesthetic goals. When patients who undergo breast lift surgery want upper breast fullness, it’s not unreasonable to place a small sub-muscular implant. This combination lifts the breast into normal position and increases upper breast fullness. Under these circumstances, it’s unusual for patients to require removal of breast tissue. Unfortunately, when breast lift is performed without implants, upper breast fullness is often only temporary. Although the breasts are initially nicely shaped, the effect of gravity causes the tissue to settle which results in loss of upper breast fullness.
If you’re considering breast lift surgery and want upper breast fullness, it’s important to discuss these issues with you plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your anatomic findings and achieves your aesthetic goals.