Breast Implant Removal Procedure
Many women enjoy the boost of confidence and enhanced silhouette provided by breast implants. But personal circumstances and societal trends can change. The look of very large breasts is no longer as fashionable as it once was, and many women are now interested in a more natural, balanced breast aesthetic. And implants are not designed to last forever. At the end of their 10 to 15 lifespan (although this may be longer or shorter), many women are forced to decide to replace them or remove them permanently.
When the time comes, breast implant removal may prove beneficial for overall health and self-esteem.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal?
Anyone who is bothered by the appearance of their implants or experiencing discomfort or pain is a candidate for implant removal. The need for surgery is more urgent if diagnostic imaging shows a possible leak or hardening of the breast and scar tissue.
Ideally, candidates are non-smokers in good general health who maintain a stable weight.
How Is Breast Implant Removal Performed?
The breast implant removal procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. An incision will be made under the breast or around the nipple and the implant removed. If possible, Dr. Goldberg will use the same incision as your initial breast augmentation to minimize scarring.
If the device has ruptured, clean out of the implant materials and repairs to the surrounding tissues may be necessary. The incision is closed with sutures and dressed.
A new implant can be inserted at this time should you choose. This implant can be larger, smaller, or the same volume but with different characteristics.
Some women choose to combine breast implant removal with breast lift surgery to return their breasts to their perkier position, as many women experience premature sagging once their implants are gone.
What Is Recovery From Breast Implant Removal Surgery Like?
Depending on the complexity of your surgery, recovery from the procedure can take several weeks. Dressings, bandages, drainage tubes, and support or compression garments may all be part of your recovery, and Dr. Goldberg will prescribe medication to manage pain.
Your surgical team will provide detailed instructions for the care of the incision site and how to treat inflammation. It will be important to rest while recovering and only resume normal activities when cleared by your care team.
What Results Can I Expect From Breast Implant Removal Surgery?
Many women are pleased with their breast look following implant removal.
Full results may not be fully revealed for several months following your surgery. Talk to your surgeon, both pre and post-procedure, about managing expectations.
Interested in Breast Implant Removal in Beverly Hills?
If you are in the Beverly Hills area and would like to learn more about breast implant removal, get in touch with the friendly staff at Mytien Goldberg Plastic Surgery. Their team can answer all your questions and schedule you for a consultation.