Millions of women all over the world have enjoyed the benefits of breast implants. Although they are not perfect, complications are few and manageable. For various reasons, some women may choose to have their breast implants removed. Depending on the quality of their tissue, they may or may not benefit from a breast lift procedure to tighten the breast and move the nipple-areola to a more youthful position.
This is not easy to determine even for more seasoned plastic surgeons. Sometimes it is best to remove your breast implants and see how well your breasts settle out. If you are not satisfied with how your breasts appear, you can then elect to reshape your breast with or without a breast implant. In some cases, it’s possible to remove the breast implant and reshape the breast at the same time—breast implant removal and mastopexy.
The most common reason for implant removal is that some women get tired of their implants. They may be too large and they don’t like dealing with the size or they may have a breast implant contracture that makes their breast feel and look unnatural or even uncomfortable. These patients can become frustrated and there is a tendency to just want them out and done with.
It’s ok to want to have your implants removed, but it is my job to make you aware of the adjustment that you will experience afterwards. All the benefits of breast implants may be lost and the change in appearance may not be exactly to your liking.
At Westlake Plastic Surgery, Dr Caridi is an authority on plastic surgery of the breast, and his extensive collection of breast revision before and after pictures will help you to see the changes that can occur with a breast revision. If you would like Dr Caridi’s opinion regarding your situation, you can use his Virtual Consultation feature to email your pictures—it easy and it’s free.