Implants Are Saggy and Dropped 10 Years Post-op

my implants 10 years down the line look saggy and have dropped. i cannot afford to renew them so can i have the same ones stilll in but uplifted ?

Doctor Answers (7)

Implants don't sag: people do.

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If you are going in to lift 10 year old implants, it only makes reasonable sense to replace them at this opportune time. Ask yourself if you would be upset if they ruptured a year or two from now and you found yourself  back for another surgery. However, it is your option to do the lift alone.


Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift and implants

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If you have had implants for more than 10 years and are deciding to have a lift, I would probably recommend changing the implants at the same time.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Sagging after implants - 10 years later

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If the implant position is good and the problem is with the way the breast tissue hangs over the implants, a breast lift can be performed without any manipulation of the implants. However, a breast lift can cost as much or more than a reaugmentation. I recommend seeing a plastic surgeon to at least find out what your options are.

David Bogue, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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Regarding: " Implants Are Saggy and Dropped 10 Years Post-op
my implants 10 years down the line look saggy and have dropped. i cannot afford to renew them so can i have the same ones stilll in but uplifted
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Time and gravity ALWAYS win and sagging in not preventable. If there is nothing wrong with your implants, the breasts can be made perky with a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) without having to change the implants.

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Peter A. Aldea, MD
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Implants don't sag - you do.

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Without a photo it isn't completely possible to evaluate you but in almost all circumstances like yours, it is the tissue that has sagged off the implants and not the implants themselves.  If the implants are fine, you can do a lift and leave them alone.  Still expensive though.

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