Will Implants Lift Up My Sagging Breasts?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wanting to find out information about breast augmentation surgery. I used to be a DD and then I have lost weight and gained weight off and on and my breasts have gotten smaller and they sag very bad. I would like to find out how much you charge and if you do any type of financing. Could you please let me know because I really need to figure out how I can get this done because I have such a complex about my body now. It is very bad and I want to try to get this done if at all possible. Thank you.

A: The first thing that I can tell you is that breast implants alone are not the complete solution to your breast concerns. Knowing how big your breasts were at one point (DD cup) and then having lost weight, you undoubtably have a lot of breast sagging. You have described your breasts as so yourself. Contrary to common perception, implants will not lift up sagging breast tissue. This will require some form of a breast lift if implants are done to get a satisfying result. Sending me a few pictures of your breasts will show what type of breast lift you will need with your implants and what the cost of that procedure would be.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana