American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
4 years ago

Can an implant be placed over an existing implant

I previously had new implants under my muscle. They are to small and look wrinkled. Is it possible to keep my existing implants that are under my muscle and put another implant over my muscle to increase my breast size?

Procedure: Breast Implant Revision
Location: saugus, MA

Replies 6

Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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No, if you want more volume then the old implants should be removed and new larger ones should be placed.

Orlando Cicilioni
ASPS Surgeon

It would not be recommended to have two sets of implants simultaneously. That was a practice that was tried many years ago. The complication rate is high, and it makes it difficult to perform good mammography.

Other alternatives are to replace your implants with larger ones, have a mastopexy to tighten the breast skin, or a combination thereof. Another option may be to have autologous fat grafting if you want to try to keep your existing set of implants. Perhaps you should consider a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to see which option is best for you.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. No, it would be unwise to "stack" implants in this manner and better to simply replace your existing ones for larger ones.

Enriquillo Clime Rivera
ASPS Int. Surgeon


No, not a good idea and it could actually be Dangerous. if you are looking for a bigger breast. a bigger implant should give you the result you are looking for

Ricardo Ferla
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Definitely not , you should consider to replace them if you want larger ones .


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