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Breast Implant Removal Surgery

Removing breast implants is a common procedure undertaken for a variety of reasons. Sometimes removal is necessary because of a problem with the implant itself. Although rare, implants can leak or cause capsular contracture (abnormal scar tissue). More commonly, breast implants are removed when the patient decides to increase or decrease the implant size, or sometimes they simply no longer want implants. Dr. Erez Dayan can help you decide if complete breast implant removal is the right choice for you.

Breast Implant Exchange

Also known as revision breast augmentation, breast implant exchange is performed for various reasons, including increasing or decreasing implant size, replacement of damaged implants or poor results from prior surgery completed by an inexperienced surgeon. Significant changes in the breast area, such as weight loss, can produce loose skin and may require repositioning or changing the size of the implant to achieve a natural, attractive shape.

How Long Does It Take To Recover?

Breast implant removal is usually a faster procedure than implant exchange. Depending on the amount of scar tissue, implant position, and other factors, you will likely have a combination of general and local anesthetics to keep you comfortable.

Healing time will vary based on your natural healing process, but it may take longer to recover after implant exchange due to the complexity of the procedure. With an implant removal, you can expect to experience discomfort similar to your original breast augmentation. For both procedures, Dr. Dayan will recommend medications to alleviate your discomfort.

You should expect to take at least a week off to rest as much as possible. At your follow-up, Dr. Dayan can advise you when you can resume normal activities.

What Are the Benefits of Implant Removal or Exchange?

For both removal and exchange, Dr. Dayan uses his advanced surgical techniques and skills to remodel the breast into a natural and pleasing shape. His attention to detail provides added benefits, including:

  • Upgraded implants: The newest generation of implants are more comfortable and look and feel incredibly natural.
  • Breast lift: The procedure will restore the fullness of the top of the breast while lifting sagging tissues, creating perkier, youthful breasts.
  • Breast symmetry: With more options and better positioning, unbalanced breasts can be made to appear the same.
  • No new scars: The incisions are usually placed in the original site from the first procedure, which is most commonly under the breast. If they cannot be placed in the same area, Dr. Dayan will offer alternatives to minimize conspicuous incisions as much as possible.

Dr. Dayan is one of the country’s leading plastic and reconstructive surgeons, recognized internationally for his aesthetic techniques and results. If you are concerned about your breast implants, would like to discuss implant resizing or are considering implant removal, contact Avance Plastic Surgery today for your consultation.

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