Cab I Get A Breast Augmentation That Won’t Make My Sagging Breasts Worse?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am inquiring about a breast augmentation and possible lift. I have sagging due to two children breastfeeding. I was told having a lift would make the sagging worse from a previous surgeon. How can we ensure this would not happen if I only did the augmentation?

A: Thank you for your inquiry. I have never heard of or can understand how a lift could make sagging worse if done with breast implants. It is the opposite which is certainly true….in the presence of sagging (nipples below the inframammary fold) the use of breast implants alone can make sagging worse. Perhaps you have pseudoptosis (nipples at the level of the inframammary fold but with breast tissue hanging below) in which breast implants alone would be adequate.

As you can see the type of breast sagging determines where a lift is needed with breast implants.

To determine what this means for you I would need to see some pictures of your breasts from the front and side for a more informed recommendation.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana