Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, allowing women to achieve a nicely curvaceous silhouette. Saline and silicone gel are the most popular implant materials because they resemble natural breast tissues and feel like actual breasts. Most women are happy with breast implants and report greater levels of happiness and satisfaction with their bodies. Some even state that breast implants improve their overall quality of life.
However, in some cases, women may also dislike their breast implants. You may not like your implant’s shape, size, type, or position, either because you’ve changed your mind about the kind of breasts you want or because of poorly-performed breast augmentation. Women who go to cheaper plastic surgeons often end up with implants that look and feel fake, leading to immense self-consciousness and anxiety.
There are numerous reasons for wanting to go under the knife again. Maybe you want to fix or tweak the implants, replace them with other implants, or remove them altogether. However, the thought of going through the entire breast implants surgical procedure can be anxiety-inducing. But it doesn’t have to be all that complicated — with the right plastic surgeon, the entire procedure can be simple and straightforward.
This article aims to help you decide what you can do about your unwanted breast implants.
Step 1: Contact a board-certified and reputable plastic surgeon
If you’re unhappy with your breast implant, the first thing you must do is contact a board-certified and reputable plastic surgeon. Breast revision is an extremely delicate process, so you must contact a reputable plastic surgeon with a perfect track record to minimize your risk of complications. Dr. Andres is one of the best board-certified plastic surgeons in Phoenix & Scottsdale and he carefully assesses your current implants and discusses your cosmetic goals to curate the ideal treatment plan for your needs.
Step 2: Opt for en bloc implant removal surgery
En bloc implant removal is a surgical procedure wherein all the implant components, including the capsule and all extruded materials, are removed as a whole. Removing the entire implant structure as one ensures optimal scar tissue healing and allows your breast tissues and muscles to return to their original position without complications. The surgeon may also use a drain to prevent fluid accumulation in the space where the implant was originally placed.
Step 3: Discuss your implant replacement options
Once the breast implants are removed, your breasts will return to their original position. In some cases, they may also look sagging and deflated. Once the implants are removed, you can discuss your next steps. You can, of course, choose to not get any other procedures or surgeries. However, most patients opt for a breast lift, breast implant replacement, or fat grafting after the breast implant removal.
Implant replacements are suitable for those who still want breast augmentation but with different implants. Breast lifts are suitable for those who are comfortable with their breast size but want them to look more elevated and perkier. And fat grafting is a procedure wherein fat tissues are harvested from your own body and injected into the breasts, making it an effective non-surgical treatment.
Dr. Andres will discuss all your treatment options, giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision about your post-implant removal journey.
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