Breast Lift after Changing Implants

February 21, 2011
breast procedures beverly hills

Now that silicone gel breast implants have been available in the United States for several years, many women with saline breast implants are opting to switch to the newer silicone gel implants for an improved feel and appearance.

Many of my patients who are considering an implant “redo” also ask me about a breast lift, particularly if they are planning to go for a smaller size with their new implants. Over time, implants, just like natural breast tissue, will cause the breasts to sit lower on the chest. Often women will want to improve both the size and shape of their implants when having a secondary breast augmentation, and I will often recommend a breast lift to correct ptosis (sagging) that has occurred since the initial procedure.

While more and more women having breast augmentation also have a lift procedure, the most common breast enhancement procedure combined with a breast lift is breast reduction in Los Angeles. It makes sense that heavier breasts also will experience greater ptosis over time, so that reducing the breast size and improve the breast position are both important goals for surgery.

If you are considering breast enhancement in your 30s, 40s or 50s, be sure to find a plastic surgeon who has experience in a range of breast procedures and can create a natural-looking result.


Dr. Grant Stevens

Dr. Grant Stevens

I am a board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience researching and implementing new approaches to plastic surgery. At Plastic Surgery Insider, you get the benefit of my experience and authority when you read my perspectives on the latest news and procedures in plastic surgery.
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