“Botched”: Bigger Not Always Better

On the October 13 episode of E! Entertainment Television’s plastic surgery reality show, “Botched”, Drs. Dubrow and Nassif saw a woman who had “E” cup sized breasts after augmentation. She said she had sought treatment of her saggy breasts 4 years prior.

The plastic surgeon this woman visited inserted very large breast implants, advising that they would lift her breasts. She was unhappy with the results because now her breasts are so large that they fall out of her clothes and yet they still droop. Dr. Dubrow correctly stated that using bigger implants to treat ptosis (droop) never works.

If you are unfamiliar with the show “Botched”, the premise is that Dr. Terry Dubrow (a plastic surgeon) and Paul Nassif (an ENT/facial plastic surgeon) are sought out by people who are displeased with the results of other doctors’ work. Between consultations the “Botched” repair doctors chitchat about their exercise routines and attire. For reasons that are not clear, the ENT doctor gets to watch while the plastic surgeon examines women’s breasts (must be a clause in his contract).

What Can a Breast Lift do?


Dr. Dubrow correctly advised the unhappy, over-augmented 32-year old DJ that sagging breasts need a breast lift (mastopexy). Giant implants alone will not fix the problem and if anything may make it worse. The breast tissue will now sag over the implant.

Dr. Dubrow went on to remove the large implants, insert smaller ones (the show does take place in Beverly Hills after all), and perform a breast lift. The patient was happy with her smaller (D cup-see above re: location of show), perky breasts.

Memphis Breast Augmentation Procedures


At the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, we perform breast lifts, breast augmentations, and breast lifts combined with augmentations. Schedule your consultation to discuss how we can make you feel happier about the appearance of your breasts. You can rest assured there will not be an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor looking over our shoulders.