What Do Breasts Look Like After Implant Removal?

A lot of our patients are surprised to learn how common breast implant removal is. Whether your lifestyle has changed over time or you’ve grown dissatisfied with the appearance of your implants, implant removal offers a safe and efficient way to feel at home in your body again. 


Many implant removal clients want to experience the “lighter load” of their natural breasts, but worry what the results will look like without implants to provide added volume. These questions are perfectly normal. While you may find yourself jumping to conclusions about deflated or saggy breasts, at Aesthetx, we pride ourselves on offering a range of surgical options to provide gorgeous post-explant results.


What Determines How My Breasts Will Look After Implant Removal?


Several factors can influence what your breasts will look like once your surgeon removes your implants. The most significant of these are skin elasticity and laxity. In many cases, age, alongside the stretching caused by implants, results in excess skin. A breast lift can perfectly address this issue to provide a perky, youthful look after your implant removal.


If you are happy with implants, but want to make them either larger or smaller, your surgeon can use the same incision site as your initial augmentation to perform an implant swap. Recovery times tend to be considerably less than your first procedure. 


Recently, many doctors and patients alike have chosen to use fat transfer to provide a natural-looking and -feeling augmentation after removing implants. In this case, a surgeon uses liposuction to harvest fat from other trouble spots (such as the thighs, stomach, love handles, etc.) and then purifies and reinjects the fat tissue into your breasts. 


You won’t need to worry about any implant upkeep, and results are permanent. Fat transfer is best suited to women who are hoping for a more subtle enhancement. What’s especially great about this procedure is you get two for one body slimming and breast augmentation. Whichever route you choose, our team at Aesthetx is here to help you make the best choice to fit your lifestyle and goals. 


Schedule a Breast Explant Consultation


If you’re interested in implant removal, we can help. The next step is to schedule an in-person consultation at our Campbell, CA, offices by calling us at (408) 559-7177 or contacting us online. We look forward to talking with you soon. 

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