4 Aesthetic Options After Breast Implant Removal

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” We are all familiar with this age-old saying, but what the beholder considers “beautiful” is continuously changing – aesthetic concepts of beauty come in and out of popularity.

Throughout the ‘90s, large breasts, a la Pamela Anderson in her Baywatch hot-red single piece, were considered the pinnacle of attractiveness. As female idols change, so too does the ideal female form.

Nowadays, women are enjoying more athletic lifestyles, which can be more challenging with large breasts. For a growing number of women, breast implant removal surgery is an increasingly popular way of bringing their bodies into alignment with their ideals of beauty and their active lifestyles. On the flip side of the coin, some women may feel they went too small initially, and require breast implant removal before they get larger breasts.

For others, complications with the initial implants can lead to the implants being removed. Still, others experience changes in their bodies caused by pregnancy and other life events such as weight loss.

Regardless of your reasons for considering breast implant removal, your breasts will look very different after the implants have been removed. For most women, revision surgery can restore the breasts to a supple, youthful aesthetic that the patient can be proud of. 

Here, Dr. Waltzman discusses 5 of the most effective aesthetic options available to you after breast implant removal.

How will Breast Implant Removal Affect the Breasts?

Once the implants have been removed from the breasts, breasts may appear saggy, asymmetric, and generally ‘worn out’. This is because the implants stretched the skin and musculature of the breasts, and with the removal of the extra volume, the area loses its structure.

Fortunately, there are a number of options available to patients concerned about sagging breast tissue. These procedures can revitalize the tissues of the breast and restore a pleasing appearance.

Breast Lift

As we have discussed, many women seek breast implant removal surgery to down-size their breasts to better align with an active, athletic lifestyle.

In cases such as these, the skin that has been stretched by the implants generally will not retract enough to provide firm, aesthetically pleasing breasts. But with a breast lift, expert surgeons are able to remove excess skin and reposition the areolas, nipples and bust higher on the chest, providing a stunning athletic appearance.

Fat Transfer

Breast augmentation via fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that has been gaining traction in the aesthetic beauty industry. The technique can provide a certain amount of volume to ‘fill-out’ breasts that become deflated with the removal of the initial implants.

During the procedure, your surgeon will remove your implants, and then harvest fat cells from another part of your body using liposuction (thus also improving the contours of that area of the body). The fat cells are processed and then strategically injected into the breasts to provide the volume and structure necessary to restore a pleasing aesthetic.

Breast Implant Exchange

One of the leading causes of breast implant removal surgery is the desire to go bigger. It is essential to know that implant revision surgery is trickier than the initial procedure, due to the changes caused in the breast during the first procedure.

For this reason, it’s not merely a case of removing the old implant and replacing it with a new one. Your surgeon must navigate and deal with scar tissue, and work to prevent potential contamination of the implant pocket before successfully inserting the new implant.

If you choose an experienced surgeon, however, you will be able to safely get bigger breasts that satisfy your aesthetic desires with breast implant exchange.

Pectoral Muscle Adjustment

Some surgeons may have done the initial breast augmentation procedure by placing the implants underneath the muscles of the chest wall – an implant placement technique known as submuscular placement.

A possible outcome of such placement is the disconnecting and stretching of the muscles themselves, resulting in an unbalanced, asymmetric appearance and weakening of the muscles. In some cases, proper physiotherapy and exercise can rectify the situation, but more severe cases require surgical intervention to reposition and reattach the pectoral muscles to their intended position on the chest wall.

It is the unfortunate case that some women wishing to undergo breast implant removal surgery do so because their initial breast augmentation procedure didn’t give them the results they hoped for. For this very reason, it’s crucial that you spend time finding a suitable surgeon to perform not only your initial breast augmentation procedure but also one that is experienced enough to reliably provide you with the results you want from your implant removal surgery.

Dr. Josh Waltzman at The Waltzman Institute surgery prides himself on the consistent, outstanding results and the high degree of patient satisfaction he provides with his breast implant removal revision surgeries.

Contact him on (562) 448-6100 or fill out his online form to arrange your consultation and see if you feel Dr. Waltzman is the surgeon for you.