Best Breast Implants for Saggy Breasts?

I have had 3 pregnancies, and lost significant volume in my breast. I would like a life and Breast augmentation. Is there a preference in Breast Implants and placement for saggy breasts?

Doctor Answers 24

Sagging and implants

Breast implants do not correct sagging breasts. They will increase volume and more than likely you will need  formal lift.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implants for saggy breasts.


1) Breast implants will help a lot with moderate sagging, which is what you have. Of course, I am just going by one picture, but you probably don't need a breast lift.

2) I recommend round. smooth walled, moderate plus profile, silicone gel implants placed over the muscle. The right size is about 300 cc's, but this is just an educated guess.

3) Take a look at the breast augmentation page on my website to see how we pick size.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Augmentation for Saggy Breasts

Many women will lose volume in their breasts following pregnancy and nursing. The term for this is "post-partum" atrophy of the breasts. Some patients can return to a more youthful pre-pregnancy appearance with the placement of either saline implants or silicone gel implants. 'Better coverage of the implants is achieved by placing the implants under the pectorals muscle. Additionally, mammography is easier to perform with the implants under the muscle. In some patients who have stretching and drooping of their remaining breast skin, it may be necessary to perform a breast lift as well as placement of the implant.

Carlin Vickery, MD (retired)
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Discuss risks alternatives and benefits or various approaches

There are options and no right or wrong options. over the muscle will achieve the greatest amount of "filling" of the "deflated" appearance however, there is a tradeoff of not placing the implants under the muscle (softer upper pole contour, ;lower rate of capsular contracture, easier mammogram interpretation).

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

The implants and placement that are best for you depend on several factors.

Many women lose volume in their breasts as a result of pregnancy. Based on your photo, you would benefit from a breast lift with breast augmentation. There’s no specific implant type that’s better for saggy breasts. A breast lift will correct your sagging by removing any extra skin and elevating the breast position, while implants will restore volume to your breasts. In terms of placement, there are benefits to both submuscular (below the muscle) and subglandular (above the muscle). Some surgeons recommend subglandular implant placement for better projection and boost. An in-person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon can offer you a better sense of your options.

Frank Campanile, MD
Denver Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Plenty of options available

If you're going for a lift and implants, then the implants will be selected based on your natural breast shape and measurements. Both under or over the muscle can achieve great results when the procedure is done properly, and you have the freedom to choose saline or silicone. 

Ronald Levine, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Breast augmentation after pregnancies, connecticut

Based on your photo it's not easy to determine whether you would benefit from a breast augmentation or a lift. I would need to examine you and take measurements to help determine a specific plan. Having said that, it does look like you have a lot of volume loss especially in the upper pole of the breast, commonly seen after childbirth and breast feeding. If your nipples are in a good location, you would be a great candidate for a breast augmentation. 

Alfred Sofer, MD, FACS
Fairfield Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

High profile

I think that high profile implants work nicely in patients with moderate sagging who want to improve the breast shape but do not want a lift.

Gary Lawton, MD, FACS
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 135 reviews

Breast implants for saggy breasts

Thank you for your question. It appears from your pictures that you are a good candidate for breast implants with a lift. Without a proper exam it would be difficult to assess what size implants you will need and what type of lift would be needed. I prefer gel implants placed under the muscle and try to choose a mastopexy procedure that will limit the amount of scarring. Good luck in your surgery!

Mark Deutsch, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Best Implants for saggy breasts

Breast Implants can make breasts fuller, but they will not make breasts perkier or eliminate sagging. An in person consultation would be required to determine whether or not a breast lift, in addition to an augmnetation would be a good plan for you

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 118 reviews

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