Breast Implant Alternatives


Breast Implant Alternatives Procedure in Norwalk, Connecticut

Dr. Laurence Kirwan. is one of the most experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Norwalk, Connecticut, and in the entire country. He is a recognized international leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He offers a superior level of knowledge, care and understanding to help you achieve the youthful, bright and contoured look you desire.

Conveniently Located: Every patient is a VIP. For your breast lift appointment, you will see Dr. Kirwan himself at every single appointment. Our Norwalk, CT location is conveniently located in between Manhattan, New York and New Haven, Connecticut. Patients regularly visit from across Connecticut (Stamford, Greenwich, Stratford, Fairfield, Westport, Bridgeport, Darien, New Canaan, Trumbull), New York ( Manhattan, NYC, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, White Plains, Harrison), New Jersey and other neighboring cities/towns for their breast lift surgery and other plastic surgery procedures. Our office is close to all of the New York Airports for patients who are coming from out-of-state or other countries.

What is the definition of “breast implant alternatives”?

Breast Implant Alternatives are a menu of procedures to lift the and enlarge breasts without implants. Patients may want to have their implants removed and not replaced because of a history of capsular contracture, implant displacement or may have textured implants and concerns about the risk of developing BIA-ALCL. Sometimes patient simply want to have their implants removed and have an implant-free state and smaller breasts.
Surgery can include removal of the implants and capsule removal (capsulectomy). En-bloc capsular removal may be performed if there is a severe capsular contracture. If implants are removed and the breasts are sagging (ptotic), a vertical breast lift (mastopexy) with or without a breast auto-augmentation is performed at the same time. Breast augmentation with fat can be performed at the same time as implant removal (with or without a breast lift) or alternatively, as a stand-alone procedure. Fat is suctioned from any available site such as thighs, hips and tummy and then processed and reinjected into the pectoralis major muscle and the breasts.


Breast surgery is appropriate after the age of 18 and is tailored to the specific condition of the breasts and the patient’s general health .

Surgical technique

There are multiple techniques, which may be combined:


1. Breast implant removal with partial or complete (en-bloc) capsule removal
2. Breast Auto-augmentation/mastopexy
3. Fat Injection


See Breast Auto-Augmentation.

Breast Autoaugmentation, Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Volue 15, Number 2:73-76, Summer 2007

To create a soft natural-feeling breast that is perky or teardrop-shaped, with thin scars that turn white and are almost unnoticeable when completely healed.

Surgery takes 3-4 hours depending on the type of breast capsule removal and the number of areas of liposuction . There is no drain. A soft bra, without underwires, is worn day and night for two-three weeks, and then for three weeks during the day. Liposuction garments are worn day and night for two-three weeks, and then for three weeks during the day. All sutures are absorbable. The patient can go back to work in 7 days. Light exercise is permitted after 14 days. Normal daily activities can be resumed in 21 days. Gym: light schedule four weeks, Regular schedule: six weeks. No contact sports for 3 months.

Liposuction to contour the outer edge of the breast where excess fat or breast tissue extends to the side of the chest and under the arm. Liposuction of multiple other areas.

Nipple reduction.

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Why choose Dr. Kirwan as your cosmetic surgeon?

Dr. Kirwan, because of his extensive experience, international connections and exposure, understands an enormous variety of techniques, which he utilizes to individualize the result for each patient.

Listed as TOP 20 Plastic Surgeons Worldwide by Vogue Magazine.
We are a boutique practice as we believe in offering personalized care to each patient. Every patient is a VIP. You will see Dr. Kirwan himself at every single appointment including follow up appointments.
Uses special techniques to reduce trauma or scarring such as VISTASEAL™ Fibrin Sealant during facelift surgery and endoscopic surgery to perform minimal incision brow lift.
His patients greatly appreciate the compassion, professionalism and excellent care provided by him and his staff. Celebrities trust Dr. Kirwan for cosmetic makeovers.
Recognized for introducing and training other surgeons on his own pioneer procedures such as his breast innovation technique SAMBA™ and many more.

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Norwalk, CT 06850

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Plastic Surgery Practice in Norwalk CT with clients from CT, NY, NJ – Manhattan, Northern New Jersey towns, surrounding areas of Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, Westport, Darien, Wilton, Weston, Easton, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Ridgefield, Danbury, Monroe, Milford, Bedford, Armonk, Mt Kisco, Bedford Hills, Rye, Harrison, New Haven, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, White Plains, Scarsdale, Westchester County, Fairfield County. New York and from around the world.

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