I Don’t Like My Breast Implants. What do I do?
When you chose to have breast augmentation surgery, you were filled with anticipation. It was your chance to have the bust you always wanted. You didn’t rush into your decision. You did your homework to find out what would happen during the procedure, what types of implants were available, and what you could expect for an outcome. After a consultation with your plastic surgeon, you discovered you were a good candidate. You’ve gone through the procedure and your recovery. The results have not lived up to your expectations. You need to figure out what to do next.
Why Might a Woman Want a Implant Exchange or Removal?
Over 90% of women who choose breast augmentation are happy with their results. However,
you are not alone if implant surgery didn’t end up being the best choice for you. There are many reasons breast implant surgery may not satisfy you. You may be uncomfortable with the weight of your new implants. You may feel they look too large or not large enough. If you have had your implants for ten years, they may need to be exchanged. Your figure could change over time, leaving you dissatisfied. At this point, you need to decide if you want a breast implant exchange or breast implant removal.
What is a Breast Implant Exchange?
A breast implant exchange is also referred to as breast implant replacement. If your implants are more than ten years old, you want to try a different type of implant, or you are looking for an adjustment in size, you could be a candidate for a breast implant exchange. As you get older, your saline implants may need to be swapped for silicone so your breasts will hold their optional shape. You may also choose to trim down your bust when you get older. What seemed ideal in your younger years may change as you mature.
What is a Breast Implant Removal?
If you want to go back to what it was like before breast implant surgery, you can have your implants removed. Once your surgeon removes your implants, you will need to give your body time to heal. You’ll need to get used to your new shape without implants. Your breasts may need to be reshaped and lifted to look their best. You may be much more satisfied to go back to your natural breasts without help from saline or silicone.
Dr. Lorraine Golosow, MD Can be Your Guide
If breast implants are not all you thought they should be, call to set up a consultation with Dr. Loraine Golosow, MD. She has had extensive training and experience, including chief of plastic surgery. She takes a personalized approach with every patient, striving to provide a feminine perspective. She will work closely with you to listen to your concerns. Making changes to your breasts is up to you and what you want. Dr. Golosow will help you to determine if you should have an implant removal or replacement to make you content with your body.