Should I Get New Implants With My Breast Lift?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am wanting to know if I can have a breast lift with implants in place. I had breast augmentation before I had children at 26 years old. Seven years later after two children my breasts have gotten so heavy and saggy. I saw one plastic surgeon who said he could just do a breast lift using my current implants. My concern is having a lift then having to go back in in a few years to have saline implants replaced when they eventually deflate. Would love to get good result with breasts that are lifted with more upper pole fullness using my current implants.
A: As long as the implants are in good position, one can always have a breast lift on top of them. No one can predict how long your current saline implants will function before they fail. It could be next month or ten years from now. To get the best value from your current implants, I would recommend having the breast lift and leaving the implants alone. They are not that old and you should get more than a few years of use out of them. You can always replace them with silicone implants when they fail as such a replacement surgery is very easy with next to no real recovery.
Dr. Barry Eppley