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I Want to Remove My Implants. How Can I Ensure I Maintain Breast Shape?

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Breast augmentation is the most popular breast enhancement procedure today. This cosmetic surgery is meant to improve the size and shape of the breasts using saline or silicone implants. 

However, after you’ve gotten your breast augmentation, several reasons can make it necessary (or desirable) for you to remove the implants. 
Woman with full breasts wearing pink bra

Common reasons for breast implant removal include:

  • Implant complications (such as capsular contracture, implant displacement, or rupture)
  • Desire to change implant size or shape
  • Desire to return to a more natural breast aesthetic
  • Miscellaneous health concerns that may be linked to implants

However, once the implants have been removed, there is no guarantee that your breasts will automatically regain their pre-implant size and shape. In fact, the breast explant surgery might leave your breasts sagging and looking less full. 

Breast revision techniques can help improve the appearance of your breasts after removing breast implants.

Consider Breast Enhancement Using Fat Transfer

Once your breast implants have been removed, your breasts might look smaller than you prefer. 

However, your cosmetic surgeon can help you restore some fullness to the breasts using fat transfer instead of implants

With this technique, your surgeon will remove fat from other parts of your body and use it to improve the size of your breasts. Since the augmenting material comes from you, there is little chance of rejection or allergic reaction.  

This technique does not allow for the same size increase as implants but provides a subtle, natural increase.

Opt for a Breast Lift

A breast lift might be necessary if breast explant surgery leaves your breasts sagging and your nipples pointing downwards. 

The procedure involves tightening tissue, removing excess skin, and adjusting the position of the nipples to ensure that they are pointing forward. Breast lift surgery should improve your breast contour and consequently give you a more youthful appearance by improving your breasts’ perkiness.

Manage Your Weight

Even after getting a breast lift or a breast augmentation using fat transfer, there is no guarantee that your breast surgery results will last forever. These procedures do not stop the natural aging process, nor do they prevent your weight from fluctuating. 

Time and gravity will surely take a toll on your breasts. 

However, there are several steps you can take to keep your breasts looking great for many years to come. 

For instance, you need to maintain a stable weight and wear proper-fitting (and supportive) bras. You also need to maintain a healthy lifestyle by having a balanced diet and avoiding bad habits, such as smoking.

Interested in Learning More About Your Breast Revision Options?

If you want to remove your implants but are afraid that your breasts might lose their attractive shape and size, you shouldn’t worry too much. There are other breast procedures that can help you improve the appearance of your breasts even without implants.

If you are looking for a reliable cosmetic surgeon to advise you on how you can maintain the appearance of your breasts after implant removal, Westchester Cosmetic Surgical Arts is an excellent facility to visit. Contact us at (646) 559-2854 or fill out our online contact form for more information about our services.