Implants with or without lift?

25 and 2 kids later, my boobs have no youth to them. I know I am going to get implants but wanted to see if i would have to get a lift to achieve the best look. I do want them higher for a more fuller bust.

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Implants with or without a lift?

Breast implants do no lifting but they might contribute to the illusion of lift. The breasts will not only be fuller up top, but they also have more fullness at the bottom. This is the reason for the illusion of the nipple/areolas  appearing higher and more perky. An-in person evaluation with a plastic surgeon would assist you in determining if a lift is actually required. Hope this information is helpful and good luck. For more information on this and similar topics, I recommend a plastic surgery Q&A book like "The Scoop On Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths."


Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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Lift or No Lift with Breast Augmentation #breastaugmentation #breastimplants #breastlift

  • Without photos of your breasts, I can't say whether or not you would benefit from a breast lift. 
  • However, it is common after having a couple children for a woman's breasts to become less perky and develop some sagging (ptosis is the medical term). 
  • If the nipple drops low, this is termed nipple ptosis.  However, there is also something called glandular ptosis which refers to a breast that has an abundance of breast tissue that has fallen into the lower pole of the breast, even with the nipple in the correct position. 
  • Either of these two issues may be corrected by a breast lift (mastopexy).
  • Additionally, a breast lift may be performed at the same time as a breast augmentation. 
  • Definitely meet with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out more!

Lift and implants

Without a photo, it’s very difficult to say whether you’d need a lift or not. Generally speaking, women who have had children experience some degree of sagging, so you may need a lift. Mild to moderate sagging can be corrected with implants alone, but moderate to severe sagging requires a breast lift. If you want your breasts to be significantly higher and fuller, then a lift may be needed.

Droopy breasts after kids.

After pregnancy, the breast tissue shrinks, often leaving the breasts droopy, or ptotic. Depending on the extent of the drooping, it may be corrected with implants alone,. If the drooping is too great, a lift with or without an implant will be required. I generally dont recommend a lift if you are going to have more children. Let your surgoen know what you want, so they can review these options with you.

Implants with or without lift?

Thank you for your question.  It is difficult  to answer your question without at least a photograph of your breasts.  However the link below provides diagrams to help explain why you might need a breast lift:

Implants +/- lift

Implants will restore upper fullness and mild sagging. A lift may be needed as well if the sagging is significant.

An exam and consultation with a plastic surgeon is recommended to discuss your options and expectations.

Implants with or without a lift

Without doing a thorough examination on your breasts, I cannot say that a breast augmentation with a lift would be the best option for you. Regardless of the size or shape of your breast, I would strive to make your breasts balanced and symmetrical, with or without a breast lift.  The two procedures together are very common and safe, as long as they are performed by a board certified plastic surgeon.

Renee Burke, MD
Barrington Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implants with or without lift?

Without photos one cannot give you any useful advice.  I'd suggest that you watch the video link above for discussion of the reasons to consider, or not consider an uplift with your breast implants.  Please enjoy and best wishes,

Jon A Perlman MD FACS 

Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery 

Extreme Makeover Surgeon ABC TV

Best of Los Angeles Award 2015, 2016 

Beverly Hills, Ca 

Jon A. Perlman, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Lift or not

Thank you for your question. Without pictures can not comment. Please consult with a board certified PS for evaluation.

Breast lift vs implants

You should post a photo to get a better answer but as a rule, if the nipple is hanging below the breast fold you are more likely to need a lift. That's called ptosis. Just having breast tissue hanging is not the same, it's about the nipple position. You could place a pencil under the breast fold. If the nipple is below that line you have ptosis and would be less likely to get a great result with implants alone. An examination by a plastic surgeon will answer the question with more certainty.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.