Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. Most patients are highly satisfied with their breast implants after surgery. However, some patients eventually decide that they want to have their implants removed for personal or medical reasons.
It is natural to have questions when considering any plastic surgery procedure. One of the most common questions that patients ask Dr. A.J. Khalil when considering breast implant removal is, “How will my breasts look after removing my implants?”
Here, Dr. Khalil discusses the care he takes to preserve the appearance of breasts after implants are removed. Additionally, he discusses the different options that patients have to enhance the appearance of their breasts after implant removal.
Breast Implant Removal
Dr. Khalil understands that breast implant removal surgery is about more than simply removing the implants. For most patients, breast implant removal is about achieving the breast appearance they ultimately envision.
Obviously, after breast implant removal, the breasts will appear smaller. This is because the breast implants add fullness to the breasts. However, Dr. Khalil takes great care during the procedure to ensure that the patient’s breasts continue to look good.
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Khalil carefully selects the incision location. The incision location impacts scarring. For many patients, he can use the same incision site as the original implant placement surgery. This means that scarring will be similar to what the patient experienced from the original procedure.
Additional Breast Procedures
Most patients are highly satisfied with the results of their breast implant removal. However, some patients opt to have additional breast procedures to enhance the overall appearance of their breasts. Whether a procedure is right for a patient depends on the patient’s concerns. Below are two procedures that patients may consider following their breast implant removal.
Some patients have stretched or saggy skin after breast implant removal. This can happen for a number of reasons. The good news is Dr. Khalil can help alleviate this issue via breast lift. During breast lift, Dr. Khalil improves the appearance of the breasts by removing excess breast skin, lifting and tightening the breast tissue and resizing the areolas if necessary. Breast lift is best for patients who have concerns about the perkiness or position of their breasts.
Another common concern after breast implant removal is the loss of breast volume. A procedure called fat grafting can help replace some of the lost volume. Fat grafting can also improve the appearance of another part of the body via targeted fat removal. During the procedure, fat is removed from a select location on the patient’s body and injected in the breasts. The fat restores volume to the breasts (and it is completely natural). It also enhances the shape and contour of the breasts.
Schedule a Breast Implant Removal Consultation Today
If you are interested in breast implant removal, Dr. Khalil is here to help. Contact our office today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Khalil.