Reasons to have breast implant removal surgery
There are many reasons why women would consider having their breasts revised or implants removed. Some women are not satisfied with the results from their previous breast implant surgery while others simply feel that the implants are a hindrance in day-to-day life. More serious medical causes may necessitate the removal of implants such as capsular contracture or malignancy in breast tissue.
Regardless of the reason, The Institute of Aesthetics Sculpting can provide you with the solutions you need. Dr. Himansu Shah is a plastic surgeon who will perform your breast revision surgery or implant removal. He has helped many patients in Las Vegas, Nevada to attain their ideal body image through plastic surgery procedures.
Breast Implant Removal Before & After
Breast Implant Removal Concerns
Some breast implant removal patients worry that they will have a more deformed appearance after the removal has taken place; however, this is not the case. The removal is a simple procedure. Dr. Shah can answer any questions you may have and allay all of your concerns prior to the surgery. Some women opt to decrease or increase their breast size by trading down by going to smaller or bigger-sized implants. This is an option that is available to you through the Institute of Aesthetics Sculpting. We offer customized plastic surgery procedures so that you can have an appearance that is more aesthetically pleasing to you.
Breast lift & Implant removal?
You may choose to change your breast size or may need a breast lift along with implant removal. If this is the case, a consultation with Dr. Shah is the first step in the process. You can discuss your needs and goals for your surgery in a safe, warm, and confidential environment.
Who is a Candidate for Breast Implant Removal Surgery?
Women may seek breast implant removal to improve comfort, appearance, and quality of life. Common reasons for this procedure include:
- Asymmetry or poor size.
- One or both implants have deflated, folded, or ruptured.
- One or both implants have become infected.
- Dissatisfaction with the appearance of the implants.
- Capsular contracture.
What is capsular contracture?
Capsular contracture may be the most common complication of breast augmentation, but, fortunately, it is rare. It can occur regardless of the type of implants a patient chooses, whether silicone or saline. The body naturally forms a capsule of scar tissue around the implant, just as it may do around any foreign body. Usually, this capsule stays soft and flexible, harmless. Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue becomes overly firm, and it squeezes on the implant. There are varying degrees of firmness that may occur, with the worst causing deformation of one or both breasts.
Symptoms of capsular contracture include:
- Breast pain
- High-riding breast
- Tightness in the breast
- Change in breast shape
What are the risks of a Breast Implant Removal procedure?
The risks associated with breast implant removal are similar to those of breast augmentation. These include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Fluid accumulation in the surgical area
- Blood accumulation in the surgical area
- Poor incision healing
- Changes in skin sensation, including numbness
- Changes in nipple sensation, including numbness
- Persistent pain
- Suboptimal cosmetic outcome
How long does a Breast Implant Removal procedure take?
It can take from 1 to 3 hours to perform breast implant removal. Your surgeon should discuss your estimated surgery time based on the technique applied to your procedure.
How is a Breast Implant Removal procedure performed?
Breast implant removal typically takes place in a hospital or an accredited surgery center using general anesthesia. Surgeons try to perform the procedure using the same incision lines created during breast augmentation. Explantation is generally a straightforward procedure. Access is created through incisions, and the implant or implants are removed. However, patients may want additional procedures to sustain an appealing breast shape.
After removing breast implants, a surgeon may also remove the capsule that formed around the foreign body. This is necessary when capsular contracture has occurred. The procedure may also involve revision breast augmentation, which inserts new implants. Patients often choose a different size implant to either reduce or enlarge their breasts. Finally, breast implant removal may include a breast lift, with or without new breast implants. This technique restores optimal height and shape to the breasts by correcting loose and saggy skin.
What Our Patients Have to Say
"Dr. Shah and his staff are awesome! Very caring & Dr takes time explaining the procedure. I definitely recommend him."
What is the recovery process like after a Breast Implant Removal procedure?
Patients should schedule one to two weeks off work for a comfortable, stress-free recovery after breast implant removal. Prescription pain medication helps sustain optimal comfort for the initial recovery period. Within a few days, patients are usually ready to transition to over-the-counter medication. Until the incisions heal, they must be protected from excessive motion, abrasion, and force. Patients may be advised to sleep on their backs and avoid strenuous physical activity for 4 to 6 weeks.
Schedule Your Consultation in Las Vegas Today
You can learn more information about breast implant removal by visiting Plasticsurgery.org. Call The Signature Institute of Aesthetics Sculpting at (702) 684-5502 to schedule your consultation today.