Breast enhancement procedures like breast implants and lifts are commonly included in a mommy makeover to provide more complete results.
But many women often ask, “Do I really need a breast lift, or can I get away with just implants?” If you’re wondering the same thing, ask yourself these three questions.
Are You Happy with Your Current Breast Size and Shape?
First, it’s important to pin down your goals. Even when you’re wearing your favorite bra, are you happy with the size, shape and position of your breasts? If you still have hang ups about a flat or “deflated” shape even when you’re wearing a push-up bra, a breast lift might be in order.
Breast implants increase the size and volume of your breasts, while a breast lift addresses their position on your chest wall.
Do Your Nipples Generally Point Downward?
If you have significant breast ptosis, or sagging, it’s likely that your nipples generally point downward, thanks to the wonderful effects of gravity.
Do You Pass the Pencil Test?
While this isn’t the end-all-be-all of the breast augmentation vs. breast lift debate, you can get a pretty good idea of whether or not you could benefit from a lift by doing the pencil test. All you do is take a pencil and place it in the natural crease beneath your breasts. If it falls to the floor, you probably don’t need a breast lift.
But if it stays there under the weight of your breasts, you might want to think about including a breast lift in your mommy makeover.