Getting breast implants is a big commitment, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them forever. Should you decide you are no longer happy with yours, we can perform breast implant removal surgery – also called explantation – to help you achieve your desired look. Your recovery after breast implant removal is similar to the recovery after breast augmentation, although the procedure itself will likely be shorter. Our plastic surgery team is dedicated to delivering the results you deserve at the right price, while ensuring a convenient and comfortable process for you.
Breast Implant Revision vs Breast Implant Removal
If you’ve had your implants for a long time, going back to natural breasts may be difficult because you will have too much loose skin. Therefore, some women undergoing breast implant removal opt to change out their implants for new ones in a breast implant revision surgery. There might be a number of reasons why you want or need to undergo breast implant revision surgery. Whether you go larger or smaller, or switch between silicone and saline, choosing the right breast implants might be the most difficult part of your breast augmentation. You want to make sure that you are happy with their size and shape of the implants, and that the results look aesthetically pleasing. When you come in for your consultation with our plastic surgeon, we make sure that you are well informed in order to make the right choice.
Will My Breasts Return to Their Pre-Augmentation Condition?
A big concern for women undergoing breast implant removal surgery is whether their breasts will return to their pre-augmentation condition. Depending on the size of your implants, your skin may have had to stretch quite a bit to accommodate the expansion. Will there be stretched out skin and deformity after the implants are removed?
The good news is that our skin is remarkably flexible. Much like your abdominal skin shrinks back to its pre-pregnancy state after childbirth, the skin of your breasts typically shrinks back to its pre-augmentation state after implant removal. How well it adjusts depends on factors such as the size of the implants that were removed, how long you’ve had the implants, and your age.
The younger you are at the time of removal, the more likely it is that your breasts will look very similar to their pre-augmentation shape. However, you might have gained weight, in which case you might be a larger size even after removal. Or if your skin does indeed show signs of stretching and sagging, you may want to combine the breast implant removal with a breast lift. This may involve removing excess skin and tightening the press tissue.
Lastly, there is another way to reverse a breast augmentation. If you have saline implants and are no longer happy with the large size of your breasts, your surgeon may be able to deflate the bags containing the saline without the need for surgery. Your body then absorbs the saline and the bags can stay in place.
About the NuBody Concepts Plastic Surgery Team
The plastic surgery team at NuBody Concepts is committed to helping you look and feel your best through innovative and minimally-invasive procedures. We use the best technology available to provide you with lasting, beautiful body contouring results. Contact us to schedule a consultation to learn more about our breast implant removal procedure and to meet our dedicated team.
Our double board-certified plastic surgeon has over 20 years of experience helping patients in the Nashville area achieve their body contouring goals. He is known for delivering the great results you want in the short recovery time you need. While your busy life requires minimum downtime, your budget requires affordable treatment options. With our new financing plan, breast augmentations start at $99/month*.