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Why do I need a breast lift along with implants if I have saggy skin?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
If you have excess skin, and just have a breast augmentation without the breast lift; it will lead to a "rock in a sock" appearance. The implant will end up at the bottom of the breast a short time after surgery and will make the skin sag even worse.

I always advise this type of patient that if she isn't willing to have the lift, then the augmentation will be a disappointment. If the patient still insists, I refuse to do the surgery. If you have excess skin and go to a surgeon who tells you that you can get away with just an augmentation, seek a second opinion from a board-certified plastic surgeon or you most likely end up unhappy with your result.
The Beverly Hills Shape: The Truth About Plastic Surgery

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