Breast implants do not last forever; eventually they must be removed and replaced, typically within a seven to ten-year span of time. When replacing implants, many patients choose to have a mastopexy, or breast lift, in conjunction with placing new implants. Others want the implants removed and the breasts restored to the natural size and shape.
As the skin ages, it loses its natural flexibility. The skin stretches, and you may be dismayed to see your breasts sitting lower and lower on your chest. When replacing older (or ruptured) breast implants, you may want to consider a breast lift as an important added procedure in your surgical plan if it is time to replace your implants.
If you have had breast implants in place for over seven years, you can predict that in the near future your implants will need to be removed and replaced. Dr. Egrari can evaluate the current condition of your breast implants and advise you if they should be removed and replaced, or removed altogether if this is what you wish.
Some women no longer want the larger size of breast implants and want to return to a more natural look – with implants removed and the natural breast size restored. One of drawbacks is the size and weight of the implants has stretched the breast skin. A simple removal can leave your breasts looking saggy and deflated, which can be fully resolved with a custom breast lift.
A breast lift procedure involves removing the excess skin and reshaping your breasts so they are once again plump, shapely, and round, while restoring the natural breast tissue to a youthful position on your chest. If your nipples have drooped or sagged, their position and size can be altered in the same surgical procedure.
The advantage of undergoing breast implant removal and replacement is that you now have more options in sizes, shapes, and degree of projection. Breast implant technology does not stand still, and better options are now available. This may be the perfect time to replace older implants or improve the shape or size of your breasts. You may want either larger or smaller implants, or want a more natural look. Some common reasons for removing breast implants include:
Imagine yourself with a younger-looking figure – this vision typically includes round, firm, breasts that are seated high on the chest. Breasts that are lower on the chest are associated with age – and that’s when a breast lift is truly transformational and can make your body look years younger than your natural age.
Many women once wanted larger breasts and had a breast augmentation, but as the years pass, have become unhappy with the look and dream of returning to a natural breast size. To restore your natural breast tissue after the removal of breast implants, it is important that your surgery is performed by a premier plastic surgeon in Seattle. In any plastic surgery procedure, it is the hands behind the surgery that make all the difference in outcome.
Dr. Egrari has garnered a reputation for excellence in surgery and has truly impressive credentials. Since he is deeply involved in clinical trials for new technologies and surgical procedures, you can be confident that your procedure will be performed with the most advanced equipment and technology at his state-of-the-art, luxurious clinic in Bellevue, WA.
Our world-class surgery center was built around patient health and safety, all in a luxurious atmosphere where you are the center of our universe. Our plastic surgery center in Bellevue provides maximum patient comfort and care in a discreet environment. We offer state-of-the-art technology and advanced surgical techniques for breast implant removal and lift, along with an array of other face and body enhancing procedures.
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