Introduction To

Breast Implant Removal

Are you ready to say goodbye to your breast implants and embrace a more natural you? Welcome to Advanced Plastic Surgery, where Dr. Ewa Timek and our team specialize in Breast Implant Removal. Whether you’re seeking to downsize, enhance comfort, or address concerns about implant integrity, we’re here to guide you through every step of your journey. Keep reading to discover a new chapter of self-assurance and authenticity with our world-renowned Breast Implant Removal in Grand Rapids.*Some patients may be unhappy that they have lost a significant amount of breast volume over time. In such cases, implants inserted in conjunction with a breast lift can increase breast size at the same time as the shape and position of the breasts are enhanced.Dr. Ewa Timek strives to deliver some of the best breast lift results in Grand Rapids, while always practicing patient safety. If you’d like to schedule a consultation or have any questions, please contact us today.

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What is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast Implant Removal is a surgical procedure in Grand Rapids that is performed to remove breast implants from the body. This procedure is typically chosen by individuals who no longer wish to have implants in their breasts due to various reasons, such as dissatisfaction with the appearance, discomfort, or concerns about implant-related complications. 

The surgery involves removing the implants and, in some cases, addressing any surrounding scar tissue or capsule that may have formed around the implants. By undergoing Breast Implant Removal, individuals in Michigan can achieve a more natural breast appearance and address any concerns they may have regarding their implants.

What are my options after Breast Implant Removal?

After your breast implants are removed, your breast may not appear the same as before your augmentation. We understand that regardless of how you feel about your implant removal, you still want to feel confident and sexy, which is why some patients elect additional breast improvement surgeries, such as a Breast Lift and/or other procedures that can restore your breasts’ beautiful shape and fullness, such as Fat Grafting.

Breast Lift

A Breast Lift is designed to address ptosis (sagging tissue) and nipple placement by raising your breasts into a more youthful position. This is achieved by Dr. Timek removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue, reshaping your breasts, and giving them a better contour. If necessary, the areola can be reduced as well. The result is a rejuvenated appearance with an uplifted breast profile. When utilized after an implant removal, your breasts will lose their initial volume and size, but will still create a perky and revitalized appearance.

Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting

Fat Grafting can be performed concurrently with Breast Implant Removal to enhance the natural appearance of the breasts after the implants are removed. During the procedure, fat is harvested from another area of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, using liposuction techniques. The harvested fat is then processed and injected into specific areas of the breasts to restore volume and improve contour. This technique can help address any loss of volume or asymmetry that may occur after implant removal, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing breast shape and size. If Fat Grafting is part of your procedure plan, our team will provide a clear course of action for the implementation of the procedure. 

When you come in for your Breast Implant Removal consultation with Dr. Timek, she will be more than happy to discuss your options and what will work best for you, your frame, and your aesthetic goals.

What are the benefits of Breast Implant Removal?

The benefits of Breast Implant Removal in Grand Rapids can vary depending on the individual’s reasons for undergoing the procedure. Some potential benefits include:

  • Improved comfort
  • Restored natural appearance
  • Resolution of implant-related issues
  • Peace of mind
  • Simplified lifestyle

Who are the best candidates for the Breast Implant Removal procedure?

The best candidates for Breast Implant Removal in Grand Rapids are typically individuals who have undergone breast augmentation but are now experiencing complications, dissatisfaction with the appearance of their breasts, or changes in lifestyle or personal preferences that have them considering removal of their implants. The procedure is best for individuals who: 

  • Are dissatisfied with the appearance, size, or shape of their breasts after augmentation.
  • Experiencing discomfort or pain related to their breast implants.
  • Those who have experienced changes in lifestyle or personal preferences that lead them to reconsider having breast implants.
  • Have completed their desired family planning and no longer wish to have breast implants.
  • Are concerned about the long-term safety or potential risks associated with breast implants.
  • Have medical conditions that may contraindicate the continued use of breast implants.
  • Are seeking to address aesthetic concerns such as asymmetry or malposition of implants.
  • Prefer a more natural or smaller breast size.
  • Are seeking to undergo breast revision surgery for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes.
“We look forward to making your breasts perky & high!”

– Ewa Timek, MD


What’s The First Step?


The first step in the Breast Implant Removal process involves scheduling a consultation. During this initial consultation, Dr. Timek and her team will perform a physical examination of your breasts, and discuss your reasons for wanting breast implant removal. We will also explain the procedure in detail, including potential risks and complications, and address any questions or concerns you may have. Based on this assessment, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.


What to expect on the day of Breast Implant Removal surgery

On the day of your procedure, you will be greeted with a warm assurance from our specialized team. Before the surgery begins, you will be given anesthesia to guarantee you are comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Once you are sedated, Dr. Timek will make incisions to access the breast implants and remove them.

Depending on your individual case, additional procedures such as capsule removal or Breast Lift may also be performed. After the implants are removed, the incisions will be closed with sutures, and dressings or bandages will be applied to protect the surgical site. You will then be taken to a recovery area where you will be monitored closely as you wake up from anesthesia.

Breast Implant Removal Recovery

After your procedure, it’s normal to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the surgical site. We will provide specific post-operative instructions to help manage these symptoms and promote healing. You may need to wear a supportive surgical bra or a compression garment to minimize swelling and provide additional support to the breasts as they heal. It’s essential to avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and bending over during the initial recovery phase to prevent complications and promote optimal healing.

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How much does Breast Implant Removal cost in Grand Rapids, MI?

For specific pricing information regarding Breast Implant Removal in Grand Rapids, it’s best to consult directly with Dr. Timek or her team at Advanced Plastic Surgery. Factors such as the complexity of the procedure, and any additional services required can influence the overall cost. 

During your consultation, Dr. Timek will provide you with a personalized treatment plan and discuss the associated fees in detail.

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Our Grand Rapids practice specializes in a broad spectrum of cosmetic, reconstructive, and non-surgical procedures. We pride ourselves on providing our patients with the latest, most up-to-date, and evidence-based information to determine the best course of treatment available. Our team is led by Dr. Ewa Timek, a 15+ year board-certified plastic surgeon, who encourages her entire team to deliver comprehensive and sound medical advice in a relaxed, beautiful boutique environment.

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A Breast Lift in Grand Rapids is a wonderful way to increase your confidence and improve your appearance. If you are interested in this procedure or would like to learn more about it, we encourage you to contact Advanced Plastic Surgery today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Timek. You can contact us at (616) 323-3102 or request an appointment through our website.

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