Breast Lift with Implants

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had an appointment with you about a month ago. I was quoted for breast implants and a lift. I was wondering if he could tell me what it would look like if I just did implants. Thank you for your time. 

A: With breast sagging, where the nipples sits at or below the inframammary folds, a lift always take precedence over an implant. Getting the nipples back up above the fold in a more centered breast position is the foundation of improvement of the sagging breast. When you need a lift, you really don’t have the option of doing implants alone as it will actually make the breast sag look worse and not better. In the sagging breast the basic rule is …while a breast lift can be done without implants, implants can not be done without a lift.

If the scars are a concern then it would be best to not have any surgery at all. Never incur scars unless one is absolutely convinced they are better than the existing sag one has . If cost is the issue then have the breast lift done as implants can always be done later.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana