Should I Have My Breast Implants Replaced or Removed?

Breast implants have been around for a while and researchers have developed a 5th generation silicone implant that aimed at eliminating leakage, also referred to as “silicone-gel bleed”. They are more stable than previous generation implants and offer the greatest level of safety and satisfaction.

However, many women have breast implants they are satisfied with for many years, but then often wonder if they should remove or replace them for fear of complications they believe will occur sometime in the future. Sometimes, patients just want to return to their normal breast size. In any case, it’s common for patients to experience a period where they begin to question whether or not they should have their breast implants replaced or removed.

Los Angeles Breast Implant Surgeon Chimes In

Dr. Golshani sheds some light onto the situation that many women experience. “It all depends on the condition of your breast tissue, skin, etc. If your breasts are overly stretched, have severe thinning and/or striae (stretch marks), then removal without replacement can get complicated by a poor outcome and further lack of satisfaction on your side.”

Many surgeons recommend breast implant replacement over breast implant removal simply because implant removal involves a more complicated procedure that may result in slightly increased chances of complications arising. However, some women benefit from implant removal. It all depends on the individual.

Let a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Handle It

No matter what you read, hear, or see online in regards to considering breast implant revision, it’s always best practice to let a board certified plastic surgeon with adequate experience handle the situation because every woman’s body is different and these factors need to be considered in person before making any final judgments.

Dr. Golshani notes, “sometimes switching to smaller implants is a more desirable option to achieve the best outcome.” It is absolutely necessary to consult with a board certified professional in order to find out what outcome is best for you, your health, and your satisfaction.

Dr. Golshani is a board certified plastic surgeon that has been practicing for close to 14 years and provides plastic surgery procedures such as breast implants, breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast implant removal for his patients in Beverly Hills.

Difference Between a Breast Lift versus a Breast Implant?

When you see the words “breast lift” and “breast implants”, you probably get this idea that they are more or less the same, right? They are actually two different procedures.

Difference Between Breast Lifts and Breast Implants

First off, it’s important to understand that both procedures are done for cosmetic reasons. However, a breast reduction procedure is usually performed for both cosmetic and physical reasons.

Breast implants aim for one goal regarding a woman’s chest: to enlarge the appearance of her breasts. Women want to feel confident inside of their bodies and breast implants are a great way to restore confidence in an area that they may be unsatisfied with.

Breast lifts do not enlarge the breasts, but they may naturally appear larger when lifted. Implants are not added during a breast lift procedure but often times many women opt for breast implants along with their breast lift for a complete breast makeover that results in added volume, fullness, and definition to their breasts.

Why would a woman choose to have a breast lift?

Women seek breast lifts to compensate for sagging breasts, or breasts that droop downwards. Aging is a natural process that will potentially sag a woman’s breasts over time due to a loss in skin elasticity. Other factors such as pregnancy can also cause this phenomenon. Some women have breasts that develop this way during puberty. There are many factors that determine the way a woman’s breasts will appear.

Breasts that sag will not affect your health in ways that large breasts can and most often times do. If you are young, then it is best to wait until your breasts are fully developed before you make a life-changing decision. Breast development typically begins shortly after puberty in women around the ages of 15-18. Many factors may change the way your breasts develop, but generally you should wait until the age of 25 to see if any changes occur before deciding on any breast procedure – not just breast lifts.

Will Pregnancy Harm Breast Implants?

There’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to pregnancies. Preparing a nursery, coordinating a baby shower and being surrounded by a beautiful pregnancy glow, these are just some of the positive things that happen during a pregnancy. At the same time, pregnancy can be an overwhelming process.

“Will My Pregnancy Affect My Breast Implants Results?”

One of them, which is the second scariest to many women is the changing of their bodies. For moms with beautiful breast implants, one of their main concerns is often, “Will my pregnancy affect my breast implants?”. It is a legitimate concern that Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Golshani, weighs in on:

“The actual physical breast implant itself will not be affected by pregnancy, however, your breasts may change as a result of the stretching and shrinking that occurs during pregnancy. The main issue to look for is sagging breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding run its course. If this occurs, then future correction may be worth considering, such as a breast lift. Though, I have seen many women undergo pregnancy without their breasts changing shape. Others may have minimal change, but it’s not enough to undergo corrective surgery.”

Should You Worry?

No, worry will cause unnecessary anguish and stress which is not beneficial to your pregnancy. If you have not already received breast implants, then it would be important to consider whether or not this will be an issue after deciding to create a family.

For any other questions, it would be best to consult in person with an experienced board-certified professional who can help you make an informed decision on whether or not breast implants are right for you.

Common Misconceptions & Myths of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, combined with a breast lift, provides a fantastic and safe option for women looking to restore
fullness and correct sagging resulting from childbirth, aging, or losing weight. As beneficial, as the procedure
may be, there are many misconceptions about breast augmentation. Understanding the most common misconceptions
before undergoing the procedure is necessary to ensure you get the best possible results and successful recovery.

Misconception/Myth #1: Implants look totally fake!

This myth was a product of women getting implants that were conspicuously too large for their bodies. It is
important to consult with your surgeon about the look you would like to achieve. So, if your doctor determines that
the procedure can be performed safely, you can get whatever size of breast implants desired. That said, most of the
women who opt for breast augmentation are only looking for fuller breasts that are proportional to the rest of
their body, so very few women opt for oversized augmentations.

Misconception/Myth #2: Implants are always large!

This is another outdated misconception. Actually, breast enhancements come in a variety of sizes, including smaller
packages than you might realize. Women are increasingly looking to achieve more realistic images of female beauty
portrayed in the media. So, more of them are opting for smaller, more proportionate enhancements. Additionally,
advancements in plastic surgery technology, like Vectra 3D imaging, help to visualize the likely changes with
different sizes of implants on PC, so clients know exactly what to expect.

Misconception/Myth #3: You cannot breastfeed with implants.

It is common belief that breast enhancements interfere with a woman’s milk production/delivery system, so they
cannot breastfeed any subsequent newborns. However, this is not true. A professionally done breast enhancement
procedure usually avoids any form of injury to the breast’s milk ducts, so you should be able to breastfeed with
implants. Still, there are many women who experience problems with breastfeeding yet they do not have breast

Misconception/Myth #4: You should change your lifestyle and activities after the surgery.

Like any other surgery, you need a rather lengthy recovery period, but your plastic surgeon should give you some
guidelines concerning the amount of time you should take off from work, as well as how soon you can resume regular
activities. Eventually, you will be able to do anything without worrying about the implants, including boxing,
scuba diving, or parachuting.

Misconception/Myth #5: Implants should be replaced every 10 years.

Breast implants typically stay in place for 20+ years without any worries. Replacements usually occur when the
patient decides to get a different size, or after a serious accident.

Read About A Safer, Better Breast Implant: Sientra® Implants

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Dr. Golshani is a board-certified breast
augmentation surgeon located in Beverly Hills
and uses safe, high-end breast implants by Sientra®.
Interested in breast augmentation including breast implants and breast lift? His office may be reached @
(310) 274-3481

Breast Ptosis: Why Do Breasts Lose Volume and Shape?

Sagging of breasts is medically referred to as breast ptosis, and is a natural body change caused by aging. But there are other things that contribute to the loss in shape and volume. One thing that does not cause sagging is breast feeding. This is a common misconception that should not affect your decision to breast feed.

Why Do Breasts Lose Volume & Shape

1. Aging

The main cause of sagging is aging. As you age, your skin’s elasticity decreases and gravity begins to have a greater influence on their shape. The breasts for younger women have more fibrous and dense tissue. But as you age, the tissue becomes fattier, causing you to lose some structural support in the breast.

Additionally, the body may decide to store fat in other places, causing something similar to facial aging – when you lose volume in your face as you get older despite maintaining your weight.

2. Weight Fluctuation and/or Hormones

Ideally, breast ptosis should come much later in your life. But if you use tobacco, have multiple pregnancies, and weight fluctuation, breast ptosis can occur earlier on in your life.

Breasts have a tissue and fatty component. It is the fatty part that is affected by weight gain and loss, and responds like any other fat cells in your body. Unfortunately, there is no way to control where fat in your body is stored.

In some cases, pregnancy can initiate breast ptosis because your body will be releasing more hormones, causing your breasts to become bigger to hold milk. The result is stretched skin. Weight fluctuation causes your skin to stretch more, further leading to sagging.

3. Genetics

The extent of sagging can also be influenced by genetics, which determine the size of breasts, balance of adipose and glandular tissue, and skin elasticity.

4. Smoking

Smoking damages elastin – the protein that makes and keeps skin elastic. With lower elastin levels, your breasts will droop and sag.

5. Vigorous Exercises Without Proper Breast Support

Running, jogging, and other vigorous exercises cause your breasts to move in all directions, unless you wear a properly fitted sports bra. Allowing your breasts to move freely may cause them to shrink and lose their lift.

Can You Prevent Breast Ptosis?

There are ways to delay breast ptosis from occurring earlier on, such as using the right type of sports bra. One study revealed that bras that are separated into individual cups from the breast are more effective at keeping breasts from moving around, compared to a compression type bra.

That said, a bra cannot stop ptosis from occuring. If you want to fix sagging breasts, you should consider getting a breast lift. If you also want more volume, a breast lift with implants is the ideal solution for you. Either way, it is important that you consult a board-certified plastic surgeon before making an informed decision.

A Safer, Better Breast Implant: Sientra Implants

sientra breast implant surgeonPicture your breasts feeling firmer, fuller, or perky. Millions of women opt for breast enhancement for a variety of reasons, including filling out their clothes, boosting their self-esteem, or making their physique more proportionate. You probably have a vision of how you want to look after the procedure, and have already discussed the topic with your family and close friends. That is a great start.

But for a truly successful experience, it is best that you conduct some research and familiarize yourself with the entire process, so you know what to expect. Your Sientra breast implant surgeon will be your most important resource.

The Sientra Breast Implant Difference

It takes a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon to create the perfect look, but only your implant can create the right feel. Sientra offers both round and teardrop (shaped) implant options, which utilize a proprietary gel fill technology, high-strength cohesive (HSC) Silicone Gel, with a formulation that is unique to each implant shape – all approved by the FDA.

Silicone gel breast implants are sacs or implant shells made of silicone elastomer (rubber) that are filled with clear silicone gel so they resemble the human breast in weight, shape, and feel.

How Safe is Silicone?

The silicone used in breast implants is made from silicon, which a naturally occurring element, extracted from the silica found in rock and sand. Studies have proven that silicone is one of the best materials that can be used in medical devices owing to its high degree of biocompatibility.

Among the medical devices that use silicon today are implants, catheters, the sheath of probes and pacemakers, and medical products like contact lenses, bandages and dressing, medical lubricant for syringes, and gastrointestinal medications, among others.

Unique Feature – Easy to Track

Every implant is unique to the client, and Sientra stamps each implant with a distinct serial number. So, after your surgery, your surgeon will give you a Device Tracking and Sientra Warranty card listing the serial number of your implant. The card will be used to confirm your enrollment in the Device Tracking Program in the warranty and replacement programs offered by Sientra, and you can use it to identify yourself to doctors and other healthcare providers when receiving treatment to avoid complications. (Federal regulations require that Sientra track its Silicone Gel Breast Implants)

Lifetime Warranty

To give you piece of mind, Sientra offers lifetime product replacement if your implant ruptures, provided your breast augmentation procedure was done by a board certified plastic surgeon, and in accordance to the Sientra breast implant directions for use. Dr. Golshani is double-board certified so the warranty will apply.

There is also a limited warranty of up to $3600 toward surgery if the need arises due to rupture within 10 years after the breast implant surgery, as well as free contra-lateral implant if need be.

Interested in Sientra Breast Implants?

dr golshani realselfDr. Golshani performs breast augmentation using Sientra breast implants at his Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice. As a double-board certified breast augmentation surgeon, he is well equipped with the safety and knowledge to deliver the results you want. He currently offers FREE breast augmentation consultations so if you’re curious to learn more about Sientra breast implants, then please call his office @ (310) 274-3481.