Breast Implant Removal

This patient had 450cc implants removed one month prior to this photo. She is relieved by the size reduction and is not unhappy with the aesthetic outcome. No further surgery is planned. This is a typical scenario for women, many of whom never thought they would be happy after their implants were removed.

BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL INFORMATION

Breast implant removal is a very important procedure, with minimal recovery time.  For patients who have had implants for over 10 years, or for patients who have had implants which have been in the wrong position or encapsulated for several months to years, implant removal is an important step in the process of achieving natural long lasting improvement of the breast shape and health.  Removal of saline implants can be performed in an in office setting.  For silicone, the process can be more involved, due to potential rupture.  Silicone implant removal requires general anesthesia.  Once the implants are removed, the breast tissue can contract back on itself, often in a very pleasing way.  Sometimes another implant is desired.  Sometimes a lift or fat grafting or liposculpture can improve on the previous result.  In all cases, initial removal of the breast implant helps “erase” the problems of the old implant.  After the breast tissue has recovered, you have a clean slate and a better understanding of potential options.


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