Breast Implant Removal

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in breast implant removal. I had a breast augmentation done in April of last year by you. I had 375cc round moderate plus silicone implants. I am 5’3 and 105-110lbs. I am considering breast implant removal just because I don’t feel like myself. I was a 32B previously. I haven’t had any issues with them. I love the results and think you did a wonderful job. I just don’t feel like myself and am considering getting them removed. It is faster to contact me through email. Thank you so much! 

A: Thank you for the long-term follow-up on your breast augmentation. I don’t really have much to add to your desires as this is just a personal choice on your part. I would say that it is also important to know that your breasts will not return completely to their presurgical shape due to some tissue stretching. Their preoperative size may return but they will feel ‘looser’ with a little more stretch of the breast tissues. Whether that will be a significant aesthetic issue for you after surgery can not be predicted before their removal.

Ultimately this is a very personal decision and very rare in breast augmentation surgery. But just like in facial implants an occasional patient just not feel or like themselves and undergoes removal of the augmentation.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana