My implants are far too large for my body, I want to know which option will be best for my health. Will complete removal make me flat?

The fact is, I was always (and early in life) a large-breasted girl. The idea if being totally flat may be the healthiest choice, as I do prize my health. As a 75-year old fitness model, should I deal with another future implant issue? No, one surgery will be enough for me. I seek health over vanity. Please advise.

Answers from doctors (3)


More About Doctor Michelle Roughton, MD

Published on Dec 11, 2019

Often, women who want their implants out will choose to have a lift at the same surgery to restore the position of the breast tissue higher on the chest wall. Certainly, this is not mandatory and your skin will retract some following implant removal alone. It's hard to judge, especially without the benefit of photographs, how much your skin will retract and how satisfied you'll be.

Answered by Michelle Roughton, MD (View Profile)

Often, women who want their implants out will choose to have a lift at the same surgery to restore the position of the breast tissue higher on the chest wall. Certainly, this is not mandatory and your skin will retract some following implant removal alone. It's hard to judge, especially without the benefit of photographs, how much your skin will retract and how satisfied you'll be.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Dr. Benjamin Wood, MD

Published on Feb 19, 2018

Thanks for your question. There are likely a couple of good options for you. One would be to remove the implants, and perhaps perform a breast lift at that time if needed. It would also be possible remove your current implants, and replace them with smaller volume implants to maintain some degree of breast fullness, which could also be combined with a breast lift if necessary. Hope that provides some useful guidance. I wish you all the best!

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Answered by Dr. Benjamin Wood, MD

Thanks for your question. There are likely a couple of good options for you. One would be to remove the implants, and perhaps perform a breast lift at that time if needed. It would also be possible remove your current implants, and replace them with smaller volume implants to maintain some degree of breast fullness, which could also be combined with a breast lift if necessary. Hope that provides some useful guidance. I wish you all the best!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Dr. Robert L. True

Published on Feb 10, 2018

If you like your breasts, leave them alone. They should not pose any health issues to you.

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Answered by Dr. Robert L. True

If you like your breasts, leave them alone. They should not pose any health issues to you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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