When It’s Time to Remove Your Breast Implants
You can clearly remember the day you came home from getting breast implants. One look in the mirror was all it took for all the time and money spent to be worthwhile. But somewhere over the years, your feelings have changed. Instead of bringing you joy, your breast implants have become burdens. And now, you’re looking to close that chapter of your life.
No need to feel regretful — thousands of women in their later years are seeking breast implant removal. You aren’t alone! If you’re looking for more info on how to get your breast implants removed, or if you just need a little guidance in making the decision, I’m here to help.
Let’s start with a few reasons why you’d want to remove your current breast implants.
They’ve become too uncomfortable.
Don’t all of us wish to spend our lives in comfort? Having larger breasts certainly had their appeal in your younger years, but if you can’t say the same now that you’re older it may be time to part with them. Or maybe you’ve always found the extra weight a little cumbersome — either way, if your saline or silicone implants are getting in the way of your daily comfort, it may be time to get them removed.
Having them doesn’t make sense for your current lifestyle.
Breast augmentation may have been a no-brainer when you were young and single. Now, though, you could be happily married to a loving husband, with several children and your “roaring” twenties far behind you. Your current lifestyle, whether you’re career-minded or you handle the domestic duties at home (or both), means you aren’t interested in having breasts that look as high, as large, or as round as they do. Your career, or your family’s well-being, matters more to you.
You don’t want to bother with further surgeries.
Although breast implants can last for years, additional procedures can be required to keep patients healthy and happy. If you’ve reached a point in your life where you simply don’t want any more surgery done to your breasts, the time may be right for breast implant removal. Many women who want a breast implant removal just aren’t interested in having to see a plastic surgeon to resolve ruptured implants or other cosmetic “wear.” As we age, our health becomes a top priority, and a woman’s decision to not have breast implants can certainly reflect that.
You want to return to an “au naturel” state.
If all the kids have gone off to college, you might be trying to reclaim what’s yours (starting with the house). But that same feeling can apply to your own body; many women simply want their bodies to be their own. Your breast implants may have been a welcome part of you for many years, but now it may be time to say goodbye.
Breast Implant Removal Options
There isn’t a single reason why patients choose to get breast implants — therefore, it’s no surprise that there are a multitude of reasons — and ways — to get them removed. Let’s look at a couple options:
- Breast augmentation. The same process that allowed you to have larger/higher/rounder breasts can be used to make them smaller. This is an option if you don’t want large breasts but don’t necessarily want your implants removed.
- Explant and breast lift. Explant surgery, which breast implant removal procedures are commonly being called, remove the implants entirely. An explant can also be followed by a breast lift, allowing you to have a natural-looking body that still looks youthful and rejuvenated.