Breast Implant Removal
When you decide to have a breast augmentation, it is unlikely that you thought you’d get your implants removed at any point in time. However, for one reason or another, some women do decide to have their implants removed, whether it’s due to a physical complication, such as capsular contracture, or perhaps they’ve merely had a change of heart. Dr. Andres performs breast implant removal so women may have the chance to pursue a new path. Dr. Andres applies his expert technique and practice to administer what is considered among the top breast implant removal Phoenix has available.
One can elect to have breast implant removal months or even years after the initial augmentation surgery.
Women choose to have their breast implants removed for a number of reasons, including:
- Desire to change one’s existing breast size, whether it is larger or smaller.
- Results from the original surgery didn’t meet expectations.
- Switch over to a different type of breast implant
- Complications with existing implants, such as capsular contracture
- The existing implant has ruptured or has a leak
- One simply no longer wants breast implants
about the procedure
For our Phoenix & Scottsdale breast implant removal, this procedure is generally performed as an outpatient procedure, using lV sedation or general anesthesia. This is exclusively delivered under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist.
Dr. Andres will remove the breast implant through a small incision, likely in the same location as the original incision site. That being said, additional incisions may have to be made along the crease of the breast, to ensure proper removal. If you have chosen to replace the implant, Dr. Andres will insert the new implants and position them into place.
It is very common for women receiving a breast implant removal procedure to opt for a breast lift as an accompanying procedure. By doing so, your breast will keep that youthful, perky quality, even though you’re removing volume. To determine whether or not this is something you want or need, it is highly suggested that it be discussed with Dr. Andres during your consultation. Dr. Andres works to give his patients some of the best breast implant removal Scottsdale can provide.
Recovery for a breast implant removal is not dissimilar to recovery for an augmentation procedure. Once you’re out of surgery, you will be allowed to return home. The treated areas will be properly bandaged, to promote the healing process, as well as avoid any possible chance of infection. You may experience swelling and bruising for approximately the first week. This is common with Phoenix & Scottsdale breast implant revisions. You should avoid any arduous activities, such as exercise or heavy lifting for the first 3-6 weeks. Within a week or so, most patients are able to return to work, as well as other daily routines.
During your consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Andres will go over exactly what it is you’re looking to achieve through breast implant removal. From there Dr. Andres will be able to develop a surgical plan that suits your particular needs. It is encouraged that, during your consultation, you voice any questions or concerns you may have, in regards to your procedure. By doing so, Dr. Andres will be able to address them appropriately. It is Dr. Andres’ goal to ensure that you are comfortable in your decision, and he aims to deliver some of the best breast implant removal Scottsdale can provide.
If you’re interested in learning more about your options for breast implant revision in Phoenix, request a consultation online. Or if you prefer, you may contact the office directly and one of our staff members will assist you in scheduling an appointment.Schedule a Consultation