The most sought-after cosmetic surgery for women in the United States is breast augmentation, a surgery that uses implants to enhance the size and shape of the bust. That being said, a small percentage of women choose to have their implants removed. Their reasonings are varied, from health concerns to changes in lifestyle or aesthetic preferences.
Whatever the reason, it takes advanced surgical skill to perform a safe and successful breast implant removal. What’s exciting for patients is what can be done once the implants are gone.
Why Women Consider Breast Implant Removal
If you’re thinking about having breast implant removal surgery, it’s good to know why women decide to have the procedure.
With the increasing popularity of intense workouts like Bootcamp and CrossFit, many women with implants want less restriction during their workout routine. As a result, they prefer to remove their breast implants to create a leaner, more toned physique.
Keeping Up With The Latest Trends
With the advent of the shapelier booty, there seems to be less demand for larger implants. That’s not to say breast augmentation is less popular. Women with implants may feel they want to go smaller with maybe a C cup instead of a DD.
For women with implants, some may choose to downsize their bust with smaller implants or no implants at all.
Physical Illness or Discomfort
While infrequent, some women describe their implants as painful. This may be something they are not able to adjust to shortly after surgery, or a discomfort that develops many years later. Also, in some rare cases, a broad range of health issues could result from leakage or the implants affecting surrounding tissue (capsular constriction).
Exchange Implants for a Lift
We often recommend combining your implant removal with a lift. A breast lift reshapes your breast contours, strengthens breast tissue, and restores a youthful elevation with a perky, upward curve.
This will counter the stretching your breast tissue may have suffered through pregnancy, breastfeeding, or carrying oversized implants.
A More Natural Look
Thin or petite women may have opted for mid-sized or large implants. These women typically don’t have enough natural breast tissue to cover large implants. This may have resulted in an overly round or artificial look. Eventually, these women may choose to have their larger implants replaced with implants that better fit their frame.
What Results Should I Expect After Breast Implant Removal?
Two common questions women have while considering breast implant removal are: how will my breasts be affected by the procedure, and how will they look afterward?
While visions of deflated balloons may float through your mind, don’t despair! At Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville, our surgeons have helped several women return to a smaller breast size with attractive, natural-looking results.