Will Implants Lift Up My Sagging Breasts?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like information on breast augmentation. I have breastfed 2 of my children and my breast sag considerably. I compare them to a much older woman. It is very difficult to buy bras that fit well without adding any padding and I am not happy with the way I look shirtless. I would like some info emailed to me so i can think about my options.

A: Based on your own description of ‘ my breast sag considerably’, it sounds like you would need some type of a breast lift if implants were placed. Breast implants have no capability of lifting up a breast and moving the nipple to the center of the breast mound if the starting position of the nipple is below the lower breast fold. Therefore you have to think about the trade-off of scars for fuller and uplifted breasts. You will also have to consider whether you would want saline vs silicone breast implants. I would be happy to look at any pictures that you want to send to me to give you a more exact recommendation. But for now I will assume that you need full breast lifts with implants. I will ask my assistant to send you some cost information for such a procedure for your further education on the matter. If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana