Why Won’t Implants Fix Sagging Breasts?

Woman dressing up her bra.Updated for 2019.

Life’s many milestones and misadventures can impact the appearance of your breasts. Pregnancy, fluctuations in weight and aging can all result in breasts that droop and lose their shape.

In an effort to restore breasts to a youthful, perky position, many women look to breast implants as a solution.

What they may not realize, however, is that breast augmentation on its own can’t correct breast ptosis, the technical term for drooping. Instead, a more comprehensive approach to breast enhancement can.

Giving in to Gravity

There are varying degrees of ptosis. Some women experience only a slight amount of sagging while others have more extreme cases.

Placing breast implants in saggy breasts can actually contribute to more sagging, with the extra weight of the implants pulling the skin further down. Implants add volume to the breasts but they can’t provide the necessary lift that sagging breasts need.

Breast Augmentation with a Lift

If your breasts look deflated or are sagging, the breast procedure that’s best for you may be a breast lift combined with a breast augmentation. Combining these two procedures can mean the best of both worlds for women who want to increase breast size and rejuvenate their breast appearance with a more lifted position.

A breast lift removes excess skin, reshapes the breast tissue, elevates the breasts and repositions the nipples for an overall more youthful-looking profile. This cosmetic surgery beautifully complements the volume-enhancing effects of a breast augmentation.

The two procedures can be done at the same time to minimize downtime and costs. Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Daniel to help you achieve the best and most natural-looking outcome.

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Why Won’t Implants Fix Sagging Breasts?
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Why Won’t Implants Fix Sagging Breasts?
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Updated for 2019. Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Eugene-based plastic surgeon, explains why implants can’t correct sagging breasts but breast lift with augmentation can.
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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Spa Side

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