Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000


What Are My Options for Fixing My Breasts After Implant Removal?

Are you wondering what options are available to restore your breasts to their desired appearance after breast implant removal? Rest assured, you’re not alone on this journey, and there are practical solutions to address your concerns. At Dr. Florence Mussat’s practice in Chicago, IL, we understand the significance of regaining confidence in your body, and we’re here to guide you through the process. We’ll explore the various options for fixing your breasts after implant removal with you, including surgical and non-surgical breast restoration approaches. Whether you’re considering a breast lift, fat grafting, or breast reduction, Dr. Mussat will help you make an informed decision to achieve your desired outcome. 

After implant removal, Dr. Mussat can enhance the appearance of the breasts with a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments tailored to your needs and goals. Several breast restoration options are available, from addressing changes in breast shape and volume to enhancing overall appearance.

What Is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal, also known as explantation, is a surgical procedure to remove breast implants either for medical reasons or personal preference. This procedure may be performed to address complications, such as implant rupture, capsular contracture, or dissatisfaction with the appearance of the breasts.

What Are the Common Breast Appearance Concerns After Implant Removal?

Common concerns after implant removal include changes in breast shape, volume loss, sagging or drooping of the breasts, asymmetry, visible scarring, and breast tissue recovery. These changes may occur due to skin elasticity, implant size, duration of implantation, and individual anatomy.

What Surgery Should I Have After Breast Implant Removal?

The choice of surgery after breast implant removal depends on your aesthetic goals and the condition of your breasts. Some standard options include:

Breast Lift After Implant Removal

Breast lift surgery is designed to reshape and elevate the breasts by eliminating excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. This procedure helps restore a more youthful and lifted appearance to the breasts after implant removal.

Fat Grafting to the Breast After Implant Removal

Fat grafting, or autologous fat transfer, involves harvesting fat from one body area (such as the abdomen or thighs) via liposuction and grafting it into the breasts to enhance volume and improve contour. Fat grafting post-implant removal is particularly beneficial for restoring natural-looking breast volume after implant removal.

Breast Reduction After Implant Removal

A breast reduction is recommended for women who experience discomfort or dissatisfaction with the size of their breasts after implant removal. This procedure involves eliminating excess breast tissue and reshaping the breasts to achieve a more proportionate appearance.

What Should You Expect During Recovery After Breast Correction Surgery?

Recovery after breast correction surgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed. Patients can expect a degree of bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the days following surgery. Following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully and attending follow-up appointments for optimal healing and results is essential.

How Do I Choose the Right Surgeon for Post-Implant Breast Correction?

Choosing the right plastic surgeon for post-implant breast reconstruction is crucial for achieving safe and satisfactory outcomes. When selecting your surgeon, consider their experience, qualifications, board certification, before and after photos of previous patients, and testimonials.

Dr. Mussat’s philosophy is simple: to deliver the optimal procedure for every one of her patients with personal follow-up care.

She believes beauty is in a woman’s harmony, inside and out. Each patient is unique. Each procedure must be adapted to her anatomy, lifestyle, and aesthetic needs.

She meets with her patients and answers their questions until she fully understands the person and their aesthetic goals. Annual follow-ups are complimentary. She strives to deliver the latest advances in plastic surgery.

As a woman, she understands the need to keep femininity harmonious with graceful aging. Her practice focuses on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body contouring.

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Navigating the journey of breast implant removal and post-implant correction can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Dr. Mussat is dedicated to providing compassionate care and personalized solutions to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Whether you’re considering a breast lift, fat grafting, or other corrective procedures, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward restoring your confidence and reclaiming your body.