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Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal is a frequent procedure at Eberbach Plastic Surgery (a division of IB Healthcare Institute). Many women want the revision after the breast implant procedure. Just as you have chosen to get your implants in, you decide to take them out. The most common reasons we see include capsular contracture. Even implant rupture, or over time desiring a smaller or more natural-looking breast.

Why Remove Breast Implants?

There is no expiration date on implants as long as you are happy with the shape and size. Some patients keep their implants in for over 25 years. Regardless, if you develop a Capsular Contracture. The formation of a “capsule” of scar tissue around any kind of implant. Either medical or cosmetic is a normal part of the healing process.

In a few patients, however, this capsule of scar tissue becomes unusually hard and starts to contract around the implant. This can lead to both aesthetic problems and, in extreme cases, pain in the breast. A hardened scar tissue can have one or more of the following effects:

  • Discomfort and pain.

  • One implant being much higher or misshapen.

  • Reduced feeling of softness, which is what makes the implants look and feel natural.

Having a ruptured implant is another reason why some may decide to undergo breast implant removal. With a ruptured saline implant,t the implant would deflate and your breast size would go down. With a ruptured gel implant an MRI would needed to determine if a rupture had occurred.

You may also choose to have your breast implants removed simply because your cosmetic goals have changed. Infact, if down the line, you feel your breasts are too large and wish to have smaller breasts. Nonetheless, a breast implant removal can used to address the issue.

Breast Implant Revision

Breast implants last for a long time and have a lifetime warranty. However, after around 10 years, the implants typically need replacement. Breast implant revision performed to remove old breast implants. Later replace them with new ones to improve the breasts’ appearance and feel.

The procedure can also performed if the patient simply wants a change in size, shape, or type of breast implant. Innovations in plastic surgery may introduce new implant options that patients might interested in.

The procedure performed to remove or revise breast implants only covered within 10 years. Before considering breast implant revision, schedule a consultation to assess your eligibility for the procedure.

Breast Implant Removal | Breast Revision Surgery Overview

How to Prepare for the Procedure?

As with any surgical procedure, you must prepare properly before a breast implant removal. Avoid smoking for at least 4 to 6 weeks before the procedure. Refrain from drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours beforehand. A week before a breast implant removal procedure, avoid taking blood-thinning medication. Stop taking herbal supplements as well. These medications and supplements can lead to complications during and after the procedure. It is important to request time off from work in advance. After the initial recovery period, you will be able to resume light desk work.

The Breast Implant Removal - Procedure Overview

The breast implant removal procedure starts with the administration of general anesthesia. To help you feel comfortable during the surgical process. Next, cleaners or antibacterial soap applied over the breasts. To prepare the surgical site for incision and also for the prevention of infection. After the anesthetic has taken effect. Our surgeon will begin to make the necessary incisions at the crease of the breast. Through these incisions, he will remove the implants and the surrounding capsule. He will often work to recontour the breasts by performing a breast lift.

breast lift addresses any skin laxity and droopiness. Additionally, caused by the removal of the implants by removing extra skin and moving the nipple to a perkier position. After the necessary corrections, then he will close the incisions. Typically, the incisions closed with dissolving sutures with a surgical adhesive placed over them.

Breast Implant Removal - Recovery Overview

Our surgeons will provide detailed instructions on how to care for yourself during the recovery stage. You must follow your surgeon’s instructions for rapid recovery without developing complications. During the recovery phase, you may also experience the following minor side effects:

  • Pain.
  • Swelling.
  • Redness.
  • Bruising.

You can expect these side effects to go away on their own in a matter of days/weeks. Medication can also be provided to help you feel more comfortable during the recovery process. Most patients return to work a few days after the procedure. Strenuous activity or gym can resumed 3 weeks after the procedure.

Arrange Your Consultation Today

Eberbach Plastic Surgery removed thousands of implants over the past 30 years. There can be sagging to the breast when doing just an implant removal. However, it is very common to do a breast lift at the same time. To give the breast a more youthful shape. Importantly, it is also very common for women to choose to get new implants. Alongside fat grafting to the breast along with the implant removal.

Contact Eberbach Plastic Surgery (a division of IB Healthcare) to learn more about breast implant removal. Call us at (727) 868-4490 or schedule your consultation. Our surgeons will gladly address any questions you may have. Further, guides you through the entire process.

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