A breast cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest things to go through. Your mind goes in a million different directions, all of which end in a question that you can’t possibly answer. And while your breast implants are probably the last thing on your mind, it’s something we can provide some answers for. Specifically, in the case of breast augmentation, breast implant removal, also known as explant surgery (in this case, breast cancer explant surgery), is a surgical procedure that removes (or explants) the implants from the breast pocket. If you’re thinking of having breast implant removal, Dr. Barrett should be your top choice when searching for the best breast explant surgeon near you, and particularly, the best breast explant surgeon in Beverly Hills. To start, your goals are always top of mind, and he’ll provide you with every option available to ensure you look your best after your implants have been removed. He may suggest a breast lift for a perky, youthful look post-removal. Another option he suggests to his breast implant removal patients is a fat transfer to the breasts: a two-part process that takes excess, unwanted fat from one part of the body through liposuction and injects it into the breast to enhance their size and shape. Finally, if replacing your implants is your choice, he’ll ensure your new implants are proportional to your body so that they look as natural as possible.

What do breasts look like after implants are removed?

Another reason to always choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon for the removal of your breast implants is to ensure you love your new results. You may need a breast lift along with your breast implant removal to maintain a perky, youthful shape and position to the breasts. Another option to consider is a fat transfer breast augmentation: a two-fold process that takes excess, unwanted fat from one part of the body through liposuction and injects it into the breast to achieve an enhanced size and shape.

What to expect after breast implant removal?

You can expect a similar recovery with your breast implant removal surgery as you did with your breast augmentation surgery: three days of solid downtime and relative downtime for at least two weeks. You can expect soreness, swelling, bruising and sensitivity for a few weeks, but it should subside enough within the first few days to allow you to return to most of your activities without significant discomfort. Most patients can return to light activities within one week and more strenuous exercise after about six weeks. To ensure you have the best possible outcome, Dr. Barrett has curated a breast augmentation recovery kit to set his breast augmentation and breast implant removal patients up for surgical success with the least amount of down time and discomfort possible.

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