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The Doctor Said I Need a Breast Lift, WHY? (Anonymous)

July 6, 2009

Age: 27
Pregnancies: 3
Five months PP

I consulted a cosmetic surgeon about having cosmetic surgery. I wanted breast implants to plump them back up a bit as they are a bit smaller than they were before baby number three, but was told that I needed a breast lift too. I don’t mind about implant scars, as they are in the arm pit, and tiny. But I feel that an uplift operation involves too much obvious scarring, and would make me look worse, not better!!!!!!

I personally don’t think I need them lifting anywhere, unless he wants to put them on my shoulders!!! I may be wrong, I don’t know!

So, I got to thinking, is there a need for me to have this done, or is this man trying to make as much money as he can from vunerable women who feel so bad about them selves after having a baby that they get procedures carried out just because a doctor said they need it done?

I can see a need for a breast lift operation for some people, as the results can be amazing, but I question if cosmetic surgery is being offered to readilly, and to people who don’t really need it. It’s like people have become customers, not patients.

In the early stages after having a baby (I’ve had three), I always get down about the way I look, but I am kind of offended that the doctor I consulted seems to be taking advantage of this.

So, please beware if you are seeking any surgery after child birth!!!!

And, needless to say, I won’t be having a breast lift operation (although the implants still sound good if I can find another doctor)

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32 Responses to “The Doctor Said I Need a Breast Lift, WHY? (Anonymous)”

  1. TracyKM Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I think your breasts look great—without implants!!! I had a reduction, and I’m still a large C (D on one side!). I would love to have your breasts.
    Get a second opinion from another doctor. It IS very common to do a little lift at the same time, otherwise the implants can make your nipples look too low. Many doctors do the implants with a small incision around the nipple, so I would assume a lift wouldn’t be much of an issue in those cases. They aren’t lifting muscle, like in other body lifts, just skin.

  2. B.C. Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 8:59 am

    I agree about the lift. I’ve considered it myself but after looking at before and after pictures I think I’d rather be saggy. You just never know how your scars will look, maybe thin and nice maybe thick and ropey …
    Your breasts look amazing! Personally I don’t know why you would want to do anything to them. I did have implants put in years ago and lost a helluva lot of sesitivity, my man at the time said he missed my lttle (albeit saggy) boobs ’cause my nipples were more responsive, TMI, but important to know. Also, the implants interfered with nursing my last, very much unexpected child. I had plenty of milk but it would not “let down” despite intensive work with a lactation expert. I ended up having to formula feed him which was very traumatic for me and unhealthy for him.

  3. Jennifer Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Cause he wants your money….

    I live in California the land of plastic people and boobs. I have went from a C to a F and I NEED a lift. You do not. Now if you want to be flat get a lift but if you want an implant to fill them out I do not see why you would need a lift.

    I think you should wait until you are SURE that you are done with having babies until you do anything.

  4. Judith Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 10:42 am

    For goodness sake girl – just look at those beautiful boobs from someone else’s view. They are beautiful just as they are DON’T do anything to them surgically. You are so lucky to have ended up like looking like that – you just cannot see your own beauty!

  5. A Girl Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I, Too, would be wary of a doctor trying to sell elective procedures I didn’t ask about. Did he say you need the lift -for- the implants? Sometimes they do that, but I would think it part of the same procedure and a smaller event than a normal lift.

    You definitely don’t need a lift as it is now, and I don’t see a need for implants either. Your body looks nice and those surgeries -still- frequently just mess everything up.

  6. Ruth Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    you look beautiful-plastic surgery would be so silly and a total waste of money.
    dont go near implants.. 10% of chance of needing them redone within a year and at most theyll last you ten years-implants are NOT for life. allso your nipples can go black or have no feeling capsular contracture can make them rock hard and with your quite slight frame they would be too much. (loss of sensitivity and capsular contracture occur in up to 15% of cases within a year in another 15% the next year and so on.. not worth it..)
    breast lift scars make you look like a car crash victim and to lift yours at all youd have to lift them almost to your neck!
    stick with your beautiful body :D

  7. tee Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    OMG your breast are so beautiful w/o any surgery. I would definitely find another MD, although I personally think u don’t need anything done to those beautiful breast of yours. I’m jealous! ; )

  8. Lauren Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I don’t think you need implants or a lift! You have very nice breasts!

  9. mrs. petunia Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Never had kids and your boobs look way perkier and more gravity defying than mine :) They are so gorgeous! DO NOT let anybody near them with a scapula or whatever the heck they’re called. I repeat, don’t do it! Your breasts are wonderful!

  10. K Says:
    July 7th, 2009 at 2:36 am

    I personally have had a lift and implants after breastfeeding 4 kids. It was the best thing I did for MYSELF! I don’t mind the scars @ all. They are much nicer than saggy old lady boobs. Anyway I would see several more dr’s before picking one.
    You’ll find that with different dr’s you’ll get many different opinions on what type of implant you should get. Look @ his work and pick the one you feel most comfortable with. Also go with someone who is board certified. Don’t pick one based on price. I’m a bargain hunter, However this is one time that I did not pick the least expensive. I had silicone implants and a full lift and payed $12,300 Worth every single penny!
    I recently had another baby (not planned) I am happy to report that I am currently breastfeeding (8 months so far) You can breastfeed and a FULL lift and implants. My nipples are as sensitive as they were before. I would go to http://www.implantinfo.com lots of great info….
    best of luck to you!

  11. Krystal Says:
    July 7th, 2009 at 4:28 am

    Are you kidding me? I believe you may be right about the doctor possibly taking advantage of your insecurities because you do not need a lift at all from what I can see. In my opinion they look about right as far as height goes. Im no old lady either who would say this because I only wished they were that high again, I am 21 and know a saggy boob when I see one and yours are no where close to saggy. Was the doctor maybe saying that if you were to just get implants alone then you would then need a lift because of the effect the implants had on them?? That’s the only reason I could think of why he would say that to you. Anyhow, I think they look good already so if you want to go with the implants only then you make that decision for yourself and definitely look into a different doctor. Look for a doctor that will not only give you the honest advice you deserve but one that will make sure you are doing it for you and no one else. Take care and you look great!

  12. michael Says:
    July 7th, 2009 at 6:16 am

    1) Your form looks great. But understand that this is a personal decision.
    2) Never a bad idea to get a second opinion – regardless of the medical issue.
    3) Too difficult to assess the need for a lift via the above pictures.
    4) Depending on the implant/need, without a lift “raisins” could become off centered.
    5) The human body is always more attractive in its natural form, whatever that form may be. If a man tells you otherwise, he’s watching too much porn.

  13. chelsea Says:
    July 7th, 2009 at 7:16 am

    your breasts are totally perfect! leave them alone. glad you realized what a sleeze the surgeon was- way to make money on making women feel like crap.

  14. shelly Says:
    July 7th, 2009 at 7:35 am

    OF COURSE a cosmetic surgeon would tell you to get a breast lift. He/she makes $$$ that way.

    Your breasts look FANTASTIC. Pay no attention to that cutter.

  15. Mary Says:
    July 7th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    You look great! And a good surgeon would not advise additional surgery unless it was needed, i think your breast are great. I had an aug 2 years ago then had another baby, so i need a revision now, make sure your done having kids. Really think about it, but if you still want it, I say go for it! Def talk to more than one Dr, enjoy those kids… and great tummy mama!

  16. Carolyne Says:
    July 8th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    DONT DO IT!!! You look AMAZING! I’ve only had one baby and my boobs look just like that… I PRAY my breasts look as good as yours after three! Your breasts look better than most people who haven’t even had kids! I’m jealous!

  17. chloe Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Your tata’s are in no way in need of a lift! Heck ,IMO, you don’t even need implants ….you look great!

  18. kay Says:
    July 12th, 2009 at 6:40 am

    first off. your breasts look great! I would gladly take them. (hee hee). Secondly, I would suggest going to another surgeon for a second opinion. Years ago I looked into a tummy tuck and the doctor actually recommended against it (because i was so young – 23) and when I asked about a lift he seemed surprised but did i could benefit from one. A good surgeon should not be recommending unnecessary procedures.

  19. 12 Weeks Pregnant Says:
    July 14th, 2009 at 6:49 am

    This surgeon either needs glasses or he’s simply looking for some new business. Your breasts look awsome, don’t even think about lifting them.

  20. ashley Says:
    July 16th, 2009 at 7:57 am

    hahah wow your doc is insane, im getting a breast reduction im a 34 DDD, and im having surgery so i can look like you! but with scars!!!!!!!! dont listen to your doc, your boobs are sexy and perky, exactly what i want for myself! tell your doc he needs to pull his you know what out of his boyfriends tush and appreciate the female body!

  21. Cyb Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Girl, you don’t need a lift. If you feel you should get a little bigger go for it, but with another doctor!

  22. Amber Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Wow, what a moron. Your boobs are amazing, I’ll admit I’m a little jealous. ;]

  23. frances Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Why don’t you wear a push-up bra, and save the money?! Your boobs are awesome.

  24. Katie Says:
    August 5th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I used to be a surgical coordinator for a plastic surgeon who did a lot of breast surgeries, and that plastic surgeon you consulted is either on crack or hurting for money. Where would he lift them to, to rest under your chin?

    You do NOT need a breast lift. I could even argue that you don’t really need implants since your breasts do have some volume and a naturally nice shape, and good nipple placement (a clear indicator that you don’t need anything lifted). If you really care for it, go with small silicone implants. Whatever you do, don’t go for the big knockers that don’t look natural, and the silicone risks are null, as studies show. Whoever you chose, make sure its someone under The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). You can google their website, and they have a directory of plastic surgeons that are BOARD CERTIFIED as Plastic Surgeons.

    Some claim to be board certified plastic surgeons and they really are just board certified MD’s that perform plastic surgery. Whoever you choose, remember this is your body, and a worthy investment. You have no idea the horror stories I’ve seen with people that went with a cheaper doctor who butchered them.

  25. Greg Says:
    August 6th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Your breasts don’t need anything doing to them, they look great as they are!

  26. Shawna Says:
    August 7th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I do not think you need a breast lift. I wish I had your boobs! You look amazing!

  27. Carol Says:
    August 16th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    You’re breasts are amazing!!!! You’re perfect as you are the doc just wanted to get at your pockets…pay him no mind!!!

  28. Nicolle Says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Wow, your breasts are beautiful! I would love to look like you after I had plastic surgery!

  29. margaret Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    please don’t do anything to your breasts!!! the surgeon is crazy (and wants more money, probably)

    your boobs are beautiful!!! sexy!!! perfect! spend the money on a vacation and a great bikini!

  30. Michele Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I think your breasts look great. They even look good without a lift. You should save your money.

    If you go bigger, remember heavier boobs will sag over time.

  31. Joelle Says:
    May 31st, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Girl, your breasts are perfect the way they are. No need for surgery, that doctor is just greedy. When I read the title, I literally thought really sagging breasts. Being honest, they look great. Save the money.

  32. alexa Says:
    December 31st, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Actually the recovery is longer with implants because they cut through deeper. With a lift its just the skin, less painful. If you just get implants you’ll just have big saggy boobs.

    I am for surgery if its going to make you feel better about something. My sex life with my husband isn’t as exciting anymore ! My breasts are totally deflated and I want to feel confident again ! I want to love my body and guess what sagging breasts aren’t “you”. Its a result of gaining and losing weight. If you struggle with it everyday than surgery is for you.

    Plus a lift would not be changing anything but going back to the way they looked prior to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Nothing wrong with that ! But just know scars are part of your life story, some women wish they had sagging boobs and stretch marks if it meant they were able to have a baby !

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