Breast Augmentation Series: Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
A breast augmentation surgery is the perfect solution for women who are disappointed with the size, shape, or symmetry of their breasts. Inserting an implant into the breasts results in beautiful, shapely breasts with restored youth and flawless symmetry. Most women are candidates for a breast augmentation surgery, however, some may need a breast lift as well rather than implants alone.
Determining whether you will need a breast lift in order to achieve maximum results is simply decided by looking at your profile in a mirror. Look at the position of your nipple versus the crease beneath the breast, known as the inframammary crease. If the nipple is above the crease, breast implants alone will produce wonderful results by increasing the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. If the nipple is level with the crease, called pseudoptosis, it is most likely that you will get beautiful results with only implants. Occasionally some type of breast lift may be necessary for optimal results. If the nipple is below the crease, a breast lift is generally necessary with the breast augmentation to produce the most beautiful breasts possible.