Breast implant removal is the process of getting breast implants taken out from the breasts.
While there are several reasons compelling patients to undergo the procedure, some of the most common causes include:
- Breast implant illness
- Change in lifestyle
- Fluctuations in body weight
Regardless of the motivation driving you to consider removing your breast implants, it is essential to know how the procedure will affect the appearance of your breasts once the implants have been removed.
Here, Dr. Tim Sayed discusses what happens to the breasts after implants are removed and whether or not patients will require a breast lift to optimize the aesthetic results of the procedure.
What Happens During Breast Implant Removal?
Breast implants provide volume and shape to the breasts with artificial structures placed in between the soft tissues of the breast, skin, and musculature.
As such, when these implants are inserted, the skin and surrounding musculature of the breasts and chest wall must adapt to the implants, which often means they will stretch to compensate for the added volume.
Furthermore, the weight of the implants will cause the breasts to sag more than usual.
When these implants are removed, the surrounding soft tissue will lose volume and likely appear deflated.
The extent of this depends entirely on the size of the implants themselves – the bigger the implants, the more the skin is stretched, and the more significant the difference will be when the implants are removed.
Will I Need a Breast Lift?
In his extensive experience, Dr. Sayed notices that patients from breast explant removal get the most satisfying results from the procedure when it is combined with a breast lift.
A breast lift is a surgical operation that removes excess soft tissue from the breast area and upper chest, which positions the breasts higher on the chest, makes them firmer, and positions the nipples and areolas in a forward-facing setting.
Essentially, a breast lift reverses the aesthetic and physical effects removing the implants has on the breasts.
However, it’s important to note that a breast lift isn’t necessarily required – there is no added health benefit to getting a breast lift after breast implant removal. However, the appearance of the breasts can be significantly improved with a post-implant removal lift.
Breast Lift and Breast Implant Removal in Newport Beach, CA
If your breast implants are causing discomfort or getting in the way, don’t hesitate to consider breast implant removal. It is a highly satisfying and effective procedure, that when combined with a breast lift, will leave you looking and feeling younger, lighter, more confident and more athletic.
Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA, by calling (858) 247-2933 or via this online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.