can an implant be done without a lift?

Hi. I have severely sagging breasts. I was wondering if implants without a lift would be possible? My breasts look large front on but side on there is nothing there. I am hoping to achieve a more 'boob' type shape but a lift is well outside what I can afford. Would any implant 'lift' or fill the area underneath my breasts as it's quite empty, all my volume is on top of my breasts. Would implants just make the shape worse?

March 21st, 2016 NSW

  • Answer
     Pouria Moradi

    Pouria Moradi

    13 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Thanks for sharing your images and your story.Without doubt you need a lift.An implant alone will make the breasts look worse rather than better.You look like you have enough breast tissue, so the best option for you is a breast lift without an implant and using a concept called "auto-augmentation" to give you volume.
    I hope this helps and good luck.
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    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi JENC.
    Without a doubt, you will require some kind of lift/reduction in order to reposition your nipples and give you better breast shape. From your photos, the nipple and most of your breast tissue are below your breast fold. If you have implants alone, your breasts will "fall" over the implants, and this will not be a good look. The question you need to ask yourself is what size you would like to eventually achieve. If you are happy with the current "volume" of breast tissue but would like a better shape/appearance, then a lift will suffice. If you want a smaller volume, then a reduction is indicated. 
    All the very best.
    Warm regards,
    Dr Ray Goh