About Breast Implant Removal
Sometimes after getting a breast augmentation to improve the size and contour of the breasts, a few women may choose to get them taken out for a number of factors. At Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams meets with patients who wish to get rid of their breast implants. Sometimes a breast lift might be required following implant removal based upon the type of the former implants, as well as how much your skin has stretched. A breast lift can often help get rid of sagging or excess skin, which could remain after implant removal. If you're needing to go back to your previous breast size, implant removal surgery along with a breast lift may produce amazing results to get back the original appearance and texture of your breasts. Call our cosmetic practice in Baton Rouge, LA to schedule your private consultation today.
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Ideal Candidates for a Breast Implant Removal
Implant removal surgery may be employed to fix a range of issues you may experience after a breast augmentation, such as scar tissue (capsular contracture), implant malfunction, and unhappiness with the breast implants. Sometimes, women might simply prefer their original breast size and decide to restore their normal look. No matter the reason, breast augmentation removal may function to counteract the outcomes of breast augmentation and if coupled with a breast lift, may reestablish a natural, desirable aesthetic look. Before your surgery, Dr. Williams will talk with you regarding your wanted look for your breasts, as well as the way to attain it.
Breast Implant Removal Surgical Technique
During your breast implant removal operation, the implants are taken out and scar tissue might also have to be eliminated. Scar tissue is common after a breast augmentation and will need to be removed if it's affecting the form of your breast or causing discomfort. After the implants are removed, Dr. Williams can carry out a fat transfer, breast lift, or possibly both based on what had been decided upon during your appointment. Additionally, there are a number of choices to replace volume following an implant removal to improve the shape of your breast.
What to Expect from a Breast Implant Removal
The recovery period will vary for every individual, depending on the repair required after the procedure. After the process, Dr. Williams will provide post-procedure directions and might suggest additional treatments to help eliminate scarring. For the first two or three weeks, patients may experience swelling and bruising and must restrict strenuous exercise until otherwise permitted. However, patients are invited to stand and gradually move around since it can help with blood circulation. Optimal results can normally be observed approximately 4 – 6 months following the operation.
Frequently Asked Questions from a Breast Implant Removal
How much does breast implant removal cost?
The cost of a breast implant removal will vary from patient to patient as everyone's needs and concerns are different. Once a treatment plan is created by Dr. Williams, he can sit down with you to help estimate your costs. Our office accepts a wide variety of major credit cards and can help you find low-interest medical financing as well.
Will I need a breast lift?
On average, many of our clients opt to have a breast lift with their implant removal surgery. It may not be necessary, but since breast implants are used to enhance your cup size, the skin is inevitably stretched. This means that once the implants are removed, it can leave behind unwanted lax skin. With a breast lift, the excess tissue is removed and the remaining skin is pulled tight to provide a natural and perky appearance.
There are risks with every surgery, but the most common associated with breast implant removal include the development of scar tissue, loss of sensation, and sagging tissue. When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Williams, the chances of these risks are very low with the exception of sagging tissue, which can be corrected with a breast lift.
Can I enhance my size?
Yes. If you are unhappy with your current implants and wish to actually go up in size, Dr. Williams can remove your breast implants and replace them with a larger size. During your initial consultation, be sure to talk to Dr. Williams about your cosmetic goals so he can understand the look you'd like to attain. Some women may want to remove their implants altogether while others may want to address their implant size for a more pleasing contour.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $3,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 7 – 10 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Restore Your Natural Look with a Breast Implant Removal
Lots of situations could cause you to be dissatisfied with your current breast implants. Whether they're the wrong size, texture, or shape, Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge can help you to attain the look you desire with breast implant removal. At a consult, plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams will talk with you regarding your choices to renew the appearance and feel of your breasts. To find more information, call our office in Baton Rouge, LA at your earliest convenience.