Over time, the natural aging process combined with the force of gravity can cause breast sagging and drooping. A breast lift can counteract these effects, creating a more youthful look and increased comfort.
If you already have breast implants and are now considering a lift, you may be wondering if it’s still possible to get a breast lift post-breast augmentation. In many cases, the answer is yes, but here’s what to consider.
When to Consider a Breast Lift after Breast Augmentation
If sagging wasn’t a concern when you initially got breast implants, it wouldn’t have made sense to get a breast lift at the same time. But many life events can change the way your breasts look and feel, including pregnancy, weight fluctuations and simple aging. If your breasts are now drooping or have lost their shape or natural volume, a breast lift after implants could be an appropriate solution for you.
Some women start thinking about a breast lift a few years after their implant procedure for the simple reason that the added volume of breast implants makes breast sagging more likely over time.
Who’s a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift after Implants?
In many cases, a skilled plastic surgeon can successfully perform a breast lift without having to replace your existing breast implants. You could be a good candidate for this procedure if:
- You’re happy with your current implants (size, shape, feel).
- You have no complications such as hardening of the tissue surrounding your implants.
- Your implants have no ruptures or tears and have not shifted in position.
Alternatively, if you would like to change the size, profile or type of implant you have, or if you are experiencing complications with your implants, a breast augmentation revision with a breast lift may be the best option for you. These procedures can often be performed together.
The only way to know for sure, however, if you could be a good candidate for a breast lift with existing implants is to schedule an in-person exam with a qualified plastic surgeon. Call our Nashville office at 615-327-7407 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Davis today!