Will I Have Loose Skin And Less Breast Tissue If I Remove My Breast Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have 420cc silicone implants. I have had them in for 9 years. Before I had them done I was a B cup, I am now a DD/E cup. I am 27 and 5ft 7inches height, I have had one child breastfed for two months. I hate the size and want to go back to my natural breast but my main worry is will I have enough natural breast tissue and will the skin be extremely loose? I have gone from clothes size 8 to 12 over the years.

A: The most important concept to understand is that removal of breast implants in anyone is not going to return you to the breast shape that you had before they were implanted. Going from a B to DD cup and having a child that you breastfed all means that you will have exactly the problems that you fear….loose skin with less breast tissue that you had before these events. There are unavoidable sequelae of the tissue expansion effect created by the implant and having a pregnancy.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana