I’m Not Happy With My Breast Augmentation. What Are My Options?

You’ve gotten breast implants, your breasts have fully healed, but unfortunately, you’re not happy with the results. 

Women who find themselves dissatisfied with their breast implants can be unhappy about their appearance for a number of reasons. Whether your personal aesthetic has changed, your preference in size and shape is different, or you’re simply uncomfortable with the look and feel of your breasts, you’re not alone. And fortunately, you have options.


It’s important to start with a consultation with an experienced, trustworthy breast surgeon. If you’re unhappy with your breasts due to a poorly-performed surgery, you know first-hand how important having the right surgeon can be when it comes to achieving beautifully round, symmetrical breasts you want. 

In other cases, there are physical problems with the breast implants themselves. Breast revision surgery must be done quickly and expertly to remove the implants. Your surgeon should be experienced and competent and able to assess the situation quickly and advise you on your best course of action. 

During your detailed consultation, your surgeon will go over your options to revise your breast implants and achieve your aesthetic goals: 

  • Replacement implants  – During this surgery, your breast implants will be removed and replaced with new implants that are more aligned with your preferences and personal taste. Your surgery will be performed with incisions made in the same place as they were for your first surgery.
  • Breast lift – Sometimes, new breast implants can cause the breasts to appear lower. If the concern with your breasts is sagging, a breast lift may be enough to resolve the issue and help you achieve the more perky, youthful appearance you want.A breast lift can also be a part of replacing your current implants with new ones. Once the new implants are in place, your breasts are lifted higher and excess skin is removed. You can also have your nipples repositioned to achieve a youthful, upward tilt.
  • Breast implant removal  –  If you’ve decided you don’t want to have implants at all, your implants can simply be removed. A breast lift can be included in this process to achieve a more youthful, attractive breast shape.
  • Fat transfer – Women who no longer want breast implants but would like to retain a full volume and larger breast size may opt for fat transfer. Fat is harvested where there is unwanted excess, such as from the thighs or abdomen, then purified and injected into the breasts. This achieves a natural look and feel and provides moderate, attractive breast volume. 


Dr. Delgado is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience. He specializes in breast procedures. His consistently outstanding results and compassionate patient care have made him one of the most trustworthy and well-respected breast surgeons in California.

When it comes to breast revision surgery, Dr. Delgado takes the time to understand each woman’s concerns and work with her to create the best surgical plan for her needs–to finally achieve the breasts she always wanted. 

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Dr. Miguel Delgado


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates gynecomastia.org, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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