Q: Donut Lift with Augmentation or Just Augmentation?

October 12, 2011, 5:52 pm

I am 5’5 and 110 pounds. I am a B cup and have grade one ptosis post pregnancy. My ps recommended a donut lift with augmentation (325cc). I am quite concerned with scars and so is my husband, so much that he would only wants me to get an augmentation. I want nice looking breasts but I don’t really know which way to go…Please help!

A: Breast augmentation with or without lift

I think the augmentation alone would give you the better result.

I also think you have more of the pseudo-ptosis than ptosis, meaning that your nipple is not very low but the breast is herniated below the nipple. And because I believe you have more pseudo-ptosis it makes the lift especially a doughnut lift less necessary. I think the implant size of 325 mL is probably too small.

I believe an implant without lift in your case would give you a natural appearing augmentation but you would have to have a reasonable size implant in order to take up your excess skin.

If you want to be larger and like a natural looking augmentation then a implant alone will work for you. If you don’t want to be much larger are want to be the same size as you are now but lifted then you should consider a lift without an implant.

In my opinion doughnut lifts deform the nipples leaving a bad scar and a flat stretched nipple. I much prefer the short scar left, lollipop lift.