Are my breasts at risk of drooping with/without implants? What's the best breast augmentation option for me? (photo)

Does the type/ position of the implant and place of incision affect the chances of droopiness?

Doctor Answers 24

Drooping breasts

Based on the photos, your breasts have excellent shape and symmetry. Unless you simply want them bigger, you don't necessarily need a breast augmentation. However, if you want them bigger, you're an excellent candidate for shaped implants. You won't look droopy. Best of luck.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Sagging Not an Issue for You

Many of the women I see at my practice are concerned about their breasts sagging after getting breast implants. In many cases, combining a breast lift with augmentation is necessary to produce optimal results. That doesn't appear to be the case for you. Based on your photos, you appear to be an excellent breast augmentation candidate. The type of implant, its position, and the incision location don't really play a role in whether your breasts will begin sagging. The size of the implant, however, is something to consider. When there is more volume in the breasts, there is more weight pushing the breasts down. It's not something to worry about in the near future, but over time, larger breasts start to sag earlier than smaller breasts.

Howard Silverman, MD, FRCSC
Ottawa Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Breast augmentation

You are an excellent candidate for breast augmentation with a variety of techniques.  The only thing I would warn you about is not to go too large because that could create sagging over the long term.

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Are my breasts at risk of drooping with/without implants? What's the best breast augmentation option for me?

Most breasts will droop over time- some more or less. Actually augmentated breasts, because they are a bit heavier after augmentation. Either above or below the muscle will work fine - not large implants.

Fred Suess, MD (retired)
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Droopiness to the breasts

Thank you for the photos.  The things that lead to breast droopiness are mainly weight gain and breast feeding, especially for an extended period of time.  No one will be able to predicate the future for you.  But it is possible you will get very little droopiness while aging.  With regards to your implant selection, someone in my practice that has similar breasts would get a high profile silicone implant under the muscle, which I believe will give you great results.

Christopher Costanzo, MD
Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Breast Augmentation

Thank you for your question and for sharing appropriate pictures. You seem to be a good candidate for a breast augmentation. You do not show signs of drooping, and if you choose an implant that is anatomically appropriate for your anatomy, you should not run into problems for many years. Obviously age or pregnancies affect breasts, but implants won't have a huge effect on that. Make sure you're working with a board certified plastic surgeon. Breast of luck! 

Kevin Tehrani, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Breast droopiness

Thank you for your question.  You do not have droopiness now and will not have it after a breast augmentation.  An extremely large implant may cause pseudoptosis (bottoming out) over time.  I suggest a consultation with one or more board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your options.  Best wishes!

Nicholas Tarola, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Are my breasts at risk of drooping with/without implants? What's the best breast augmentation option for me?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well, the position does affect, when the implant is behind the muscle it has less possibility to go down with breast, and if it is sub facial if the patients skin elastic it can fall. Without implants there will always be a natural fall.

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 418 reviews

Does implant location affect risk of droopiness?

The size of the implant has the largest impact on droopiness - just like natural breasts, a larger implant will drop faster with time. I hope this helps.

Bryan Correa, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Post Op Sagging Concern


Thank you for your question. Unless you select very large implants, excessive drooping shouldn't be much of a concern. Everyone's tissue is different and I recommend consistent, supportive bra wear for all my BA patients.

All the best

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 179 reviews

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