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Breast Implant Removal

After receiving breast augmentation to change the size and contour of the breasts, some women may decide to have them taken out for a variety of reasons. At Inspire Aesthetics in Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL, our skilled plastic surgery team meets with patients who wish to get rid of their breast implants. We curate a personalized surgical plan to remove unwanted breast implants and restore your breast appearance.

About Breast Implant Removal Surgery

Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure to take out previously implanted breast implants from a woman’s chest. This surgery can be chosen for several reasons, such as addressing medical issues, discomfort, changes in aesthetic preferences, or the desire to replace old implants. Depending on the specific case, the procedure may involve the removal of both the implant and the surrounding scar tissue (capsulectomy) or just the implant itself.

At times, a breast lift may be needed following implant removal based on the size of the implants and how much your skin stretched. A breast lift can typically help remove excess or sagging skin, which could remain after implant removal. If you want to return to your original breast size, implant removal surgery and a breast lift may create beautiful results to get back the original look and texture of your breasts.

Possible Reasons for Breast Implant Removal:

  • Implant rupture or leakage
  • Capsular contracture (hardening of the scar tissue around the implant)
  • Change in desired breast size or shape
  • Sagging or ptosis of the breasts
  • Asymmetry or unevenness
  • Desire for a more natural appearance
  • Changes due to pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Desire to replace old implants with newer ones
  • Decision to return to a natural breast appearance
  • Concerns related to breast cancer detection

Best Candidates

Implant removal surgery can be done to fix an array of concerns you may experience after breast augmentation, such as scar tissue (capsular contracture), implant malfunction, and unhappiness with the breast size. In some cases, women may simply prefer their original breast size and want to return them to their normal look. Whatever the reason, breast implant removal may function to counteract the outcomes of breast augmentation, and if combined with a breast lift, it can restore a natural, desirable aesthetic appearance.

Breast Implant Removal: What To Expect

During the procedure, the implants will be removed, and scar tissue may also have to be eliminated. Scar tissue is typical after receiving implants and needs to be removed if it is affecting the form of the breast or causing pain. After implant removal, we can carry out a breast lift, depending on what was discussed during your consultation. We also offer options to restore volume after implant removal to improve the breast size and shape.

Your Breast Implant Removal Recovery Process

Each patient’s recovery period will vary depending on the reconstruction required after the implant removal. Our team will provide post-procedure directions and may suggest additional treatments to reduce scarring. For the first couple of weeks, patients may experience bruising and swelling and must restrict strenuous exercise until instructed otherwise. However, patients are invited to get up and slowly move around because it can help with blood flow. Optimal results can typically be observed 4 to 6 months after the procedure.

Schedule Your Consultation

Lots of circumstances can make you dissatisfied with your existing breast implants. Whether they are the wrong texture, shape, or size, Inspire Aesthetics can help you attain the look you want with breast implant removal. During your consultation, our board-certified plastic surgeons will speak with you regarding your options to restore the appearance and feel of your breasts. Please schedule a consultation at our offices in Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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