While it doesn’t happen to everyone, it’s not uncommon for someone who has undergone breast augmentation surgery to have the skin around their breasts stretch and become a little bit loose in the years following their procedure. This can be caused by a variety of factors: aging, weight gain, weight loss, and even the implants themselves (especially if the augmentation significantly increased your breast size).

If you’re experiencing this problem, there are two ways to deal with it: 1) get larger implants, or 2) get a breast lift. Of the two solutions, I would strongly recommend the second—primarily because the first, increasing the size of your implants, is only a short-term fix. Initially, yes, larger implants would fill out the extra skin and help counteract whatever sagging you might be experiencing; however, the larger implants will also cause your skin to stretch even further, and down the road you’ll just be faced with the same problem again.

A breast lift, in contrast, is a long-term solution. This procedure can eliminate your loose skin altogether, tightening it where necessary. If you’re happy with the size and shape of your implants, and your only concern is the sagging you’re experiencing, then there’s no reason to get bigger implants, and a breast lift is almost definitely your best course of action.

As usual, the only way to be 100 percent sure about what treatment will be best for you is to have a board-certified plastic surgeon to examine you–and then have a thorough dialogue with him or her about your goals and expectations. If this interests you, consider setting up a free consultation at my offices to discuss your options!