While breast augmentation has an incredibly high satisfaction rate, some women may eventually choose to have their breast implants removed, a procedure known as explantation surgery. This may be desired due to cosmetic or medical reasons, such as wanting to address a complication, preferring to go back to their natural breast appearance, or hoping to avoid related health issues. For those wanting to have their breast implants removed, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Neil Zemmel, works with each individual to tailor a breast implant revision without replacement.
A common concern many women have when seeking explantation is what their breasts will look like after surgery. In some cases, the breasts may return to their previous appearance before getting implants. Others, however, may experience some degree of sagging, since the size and weight of the implants can stretch the skin and ligaments over time. For these patients, Dr. Zemmel may recommend a breast lift in conjunction with their implant removal.
During the consultation process, Dr. Zemmel will help you understand what you can realistically expect after your breast implant removal surgery, and whether he recommends an additional lift to restore a youthful breast shape and position. This will depend on factors like your skin quality, implant size, how long you have had implants, and your age. To schedule your consultation, please contact us at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery to get started!