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Hello dr alan

6 years ago I had breast lift with implants,i asked the dr to place me with size C cup but instead I ended up with double D.

Now am thinking to go down to cup B...

my questions is...do I need another breast lift if am goin down from cup DD to B? and how will the procedure be?

thanks.
jll

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Hi Jill,
It is of course hard to say anything without seeing you, preferably in person but at least in a photo.  Based on what you say, though, I'm not sure you'd be happy with just putting in smaller implants. What will happen to the extra skin?  It sounds like you'll have some sagging, although you could always do a revision lift if you're not happy with the result. My guess though is that you'd be better off with tightening the skin at the same time that you redo the implants.
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr E

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Alan M. Engler, MD, FACS

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Dr. Engler has answered over 6400 questions on social media sites, including over 3500 on AllExperts alone. His expertise includes breast surgery (breast enlargement with implants, breast reduction, breast lifts), liposuction, eyelid surgery, tummy tucks, facelifts, lipomas, skin cancers, cysts, etc. Dr. Engler has been listed as one New York`s Top Doctors, and as "One of the World's Most Famous Aesthetic Surgeons" (Aesthetic Surgery, TASCHEN Books, Angelika Taschen, Editor). He is the author of 4 books, including "BodySculpture" (a best-selling plastic surgery book on breast surgery, liposuction and tummy tucks), "EyeScapes" (Plastic Surgery of the Eyelids), "Restylane," and "The Slim Book of Liposuction." Dr. Engler has two US Patents for surgical instruments that he's designed, and has appeared on numerous television shows, including The Tyra Banks Show, The Ricki Lake Show (four times), the Dr. Keith Ablow Show and Jerseylicious. Videos of his appearances are available on YouTube (search for "DR. ENGLER"), and his discussion of breast implants, also on YouTube is "How to Choose a Breast Implant." His website is www.bodysculpture.com. Follow Dr. Engler: @AlanEnglerMD

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Dr. Alan Engler is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York and the author of BodySculpture - Plastic Surgery of the Body for Men and Women (ISBN 0966382749) one of the top-selling plastic surgery books on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, as well as EyeScapes - Plastic Surgery of the Eyelids.

Education/Credentials
Dr. Engler graduated from Yale University (BA, Russian Studies) and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (MD). He did his residency training in General Surgery and, after that, Plastic Surgery, at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He is on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in the Departments of both Surgery (Plastic Surgery) and Medicine (Dermatology), and is a Special Lecturer in the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University in New York. He has admitting privileges at Beth Israel Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, both in New York.

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