After having breast implants and a breast lift a year ago, can I get smaller implants inserted now without having another lift?


I had breast implants and a lift a year ago.  I am not happy with my breasts because they are too large. I am now a size 38 DD.  If I have surgery to have smaller implants inserted would I need to have another breast lift?


Not necessarily. If you dont go too small, then you can just switch out for smaller implants. Sometimes, its good to just tighten the skin a little bit more by redoing the breast lift with the smaller implants.


Adrian Lo, MD


No you may not have to have another breast lift. It depends on how much smaller you want your breasts.

L. DiFrancesco, MD

Lisa DiFrancesco, M.D. - View Other Answers by this Doctor
Atlanta, GA


The need for a lift is going to be determined by how small you go. I am unaware of the size of your implants and the amount of breast tissue you have. This will be important to understand in deciding the best technique to achieve your goals. A lift may be unnecessary if the small to modest change in implant size is performed.

I would suggest returning to your board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns. I hope this was helpful.

R.W. Kessler, MD

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