Why Do Women Get Their Breast Implants Removed?

Why Do Women Get Their Breast Implants Removed?

The Natural Plastic Surgeon Blog

Navigating Breast Implant Removal: Insights, Options, and Recovery

It's a common truth that our preferences evolve and circumstances beyond our control may alter our choices in life. Whether your personal tastes have changed or you're facing symptoms necessitating breast implant removal, the prospect can be daunting. Before delving into options, let's unravel the essentials of breast implant removal, also known as explant surgery.

Understanding Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal, or explant surgery, is a surgical procedure that extracts implants from the breast pocket for various reasons—ranging from breast implant illness to the natural expiration of their lifespan. Replacing implants every 10 years is advised to prevent complications. The reasons for removal may also include capsular contracture, rupture, or a shift in personal preferences.

What to Expect Post-Removal?

The question of how breasts look after implant removal has a simple and complex answer: it depends. Choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial for ensuring a satisfying outcome. Factors like opting for a breast lift alongside removal for a perky shape or considering a fat transfer breast augmentation for enhanced size and shape are decisions that should be made with professional guidance. If opting for new implants, ensuring they are proportional to your body is key for a natural appearance.

Post-Removal Recovery

The recovery process post-implant removal is akin to that of breast augmentation surgery. Expect three days of solid downtime and relative rest for at least two weeks. Soreness, swelling, bruising, and sensitivity may persist for a few weeks, but most patients can resume light activities within a week and more strenuous exercise after about six weeks. Concerned about scarring? Dr. Barrett employs advanced scar management protocols and closure techniques to minimize visible scarring. Utilizing a surgical scar healing cream like Skinuva® is recommended for optimal results.

To enhance your recovery experience, Dr. Barrett has curated a breast augmentation detox recovery kit, designed to minimize downtime and discomfort for his patients.

Interested in an Implant Alternative?

Watch Dr. Barrett discuss a great alternative to breast implants.

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Interested in Breast Implant Removal? Call us at (310) 598-2648 to learn more or fill out this virtual consultation HERE.

For more information on implant removal, you’ll hear about the latest news and evidence regarding Breast Implant Associated Illness (BIAI) and Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) below. Learn the facts regarding breast implants and how to navigate the dangers. The lines are becoming blurred between accurate information regarding what constitutes real danger, versus widespread myths.

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