How Will My Breasts Look After Breast Explant Surgery?

Breast explant surgery aims to safely remove breast implants while still maintaining or restoring an attractive breast contour and appearance. After years of having breast implants, many women decide that they no longer want breast implants or can no longer have implants. Many women question how their breasts will look following an explant surgery when this happens.


At Bryan S. Armijo M.D., we’ll discuss the topic of breast explant surgery in detail, along with additional cosmetic treatments that can help you achieve a beautiful breast shape after breast implant removal.

What To Expect After Breast Explant Surgery

Most patients should not expect their breasts to return to their pre-augmentation state once the implants have been removed. Due to the placement of the implants, the skin does have a tendency to stretch, and the weight of the implants can cause a degree of sagging, especially when factors like pregnancy, weight gain, and age play a part in the patient’s breast volume.


Fortunately, when working with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Armijo, your explant surgery will be customized to ensure minimal scarring, quick recovery, stunning results, and the highest degree of safety and care possible. Dr. Armijo will consider your unique specifications, including the quality of your breast tissue, skin elasticity, and personal aesthetic preferences.

Breast Explant Options

Your breast explant can be performed alone or in conjunction with another breast procedure to produce your ideal results. A breast lift can be incorporated to remove excess skin that has become stretched as a result of the implants, aging, or pregnancy. The procedure also raises the breast higher up on the chest wall for a perkier, more youthful appearance.

What To Expect From A Breast Explant Recovery

One of the major benefits of breast explant surgery is the recovery period is relatively easy. In most cases, recovery is significantly easier than the initial augmentation. Patients experience minor swelling at first, which will require a few days of rest to subside. Drains may be necessary for the first few days if you and Dr. Armijo opt for a complete en bloc capsulectomy.


Our primary goal after your breast explant surgery is that you feel as confident and beautiful as you did with your breast implants. We’ll provide you with all the information and tool necessary for a safe recovery.

Schedule Your Breast Explant Consultation

Changing your mind about something is a part of life. Just because you felt a certain way about your body ten years ago doesn’t mean you’re still going to feel the same way about it now. Or perhaps you’re experiencing some physical limitation that you weren’t back then. Breast explant surgery can reverse your breast augmentation, and with Dr. Armijo, you have the best chance of having a body you’re confident with after your implants are removed.


For more information, call our office at (214) 540-1434 or contact us through our website to schedule your personalized consultation today!