Breast Lift Frequently Asked Questions
A vampire breast lift, or VBL as it is commonly called, involves injecting platelet-rich plasma into the bust to add subtle fullness and firmness to the breasts. VBL is known as a non-surgical alternative to implants since it does not require incisions or leave any scarring.
If you’re looking for a subtle lift, VBL might be a good option for you. However, it’s important to understand what VBL can and cannot do. This procedure will not augment the breasts by a full cup size or change their shape. Instead, the procedure may create a slightly fuller, firmer bust. It may also help fade the look of scars or stretch marks in the chest area and smooth out wrinkles.
Also, results are short lasting.
If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or are at high risk for breast cancer, VBL might not be right for you.
Some women may choose to get a revision lift after 10-15 years but a full mastopexy typically isn’t needed. The heavier the breasts, the more likely it is that they will start to sag again eventually.
Often, yes. Removing a breast implant can cause lax skin tissue and may prompt Dr. Baker to recommend a lifting procedure.
Mastopexy won’t make your breasts larger, but in some cases, it might make them look smaller. This is because some of the breast tissue and skin may need to be removed in order to raise the breasts into a higher, more youthful position.
Patients looking for larger, perkier breasts may want to consider having breast augmentation in conjunction with a lift. In some cases, an implant alone will suffice. Each individual is different and you should talk to a skilled surgeon to determine the best treatment plan.
While some scarring is to be expected with any surgical procedure, many patients find the results to be worth any mild scarring that may occur after surgery. Most scars become unnoticeable over time.
Choosing the right surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will make during the mastopexy planning process. Make sure the surgeon you select is board-certified and highly experienced.
Do plenty of research—check credentials carefully, online reviews and take a look at breast lift before and after photos. Talk to former patients if you can. Ultimately, it is up to you to find a doctor you can trust and feel comfortable with.