A breast implant removal surgery or breast revision is generally offered in cases where the implant has been ruptured, capsular contracture has occurred, or if the patient is no longer happy with size or shape. In some cases, breast implants are removed and replaced through reaugmentation, intending to restore breast contour and a youthful appearance. Led by world renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Jaffer Khan, your experience is tailored to suit your needs and outcomes.
Some patients who had their initial implants when they were younger in particular would prefer to have complete breast implant removal. Furthermore, factors of life that include pregnancy, hormones and weight changes mean that breasts no longer look aesthetically pleasing. In this case, simple implant removal will suffice.
Depending on skin laxity, some patients experience deflated breasts once the implant has been removed. In this case, it may be necessary to have a breast implant removal with a breast lift
Some patients are unhappy with size and wish to go either larger or smaller than their current size. In these cases, breast implant removal with reaugmentation can help restore volume and fullness once the implant has been removed. Many patients will also opt for a breast lift.
Changes to the breast implants can occur over time. Revision surgery is typically performed on those patients who have experienced implant rupture, capsular contracture, rippling, sagging due to aging, asymmetrical results, pregnancy, gravity and weight fluctuations. Women who are unhappy with their current shape and size of implants will benefit greatly from breast revision surgery.
Some patients no longer feel comfortable with having implants in their body. Others are unhappy with the shape or size. In both cases, breast revision surgery will result in a boost of self confidence.
Breast implant complications may include implant rupture, rippling or capsular contracture. This is an important reason as to why women to choose to have their implants removed and/or changed.
Once the breast implant removal surgery is performed, you can expect to feel considerable soreness in the breast area.
You will have to wear a surgical/sports bra in order to provide the needed support to the breasts postsurgery. As with any surgical procedure, it is recommended to avoid heavy exercise or any strenuous activities that may involve the breast muscle. You should refrain from lifting, pulling or pushing anything that causes pain and limit strenuous activity or upper body twisting if this causes discomfort.
Many patients feel ready to return to a desk job within 1 week, once they are no longer reliant on pain medication.(Every patient is a unique individual and every surgery has unique aspects. Therefore no two procedures or rejuvenation treatments will get the exact same results. Individual results vary from patient to patient.)
Scars will continue to refine & will vary amongst patients depending on their natural healing process & location of incisions. Scars are generally refined to fine incision lines one year after surgery.
You will likely feel considerable soreness and tightness in the beginning, which can be relieved with pain medication.
Dr. Khan will go through any questions or concerns you may have about your procedure. He will also go through associated risks. If you are opting for a breast reaugmentation in addition to your implant removal, you will have the ability to see what your breast augmentation procedure results will look like with an advanced system called the Crisalix 3D Imaging software. The 3D image is created with a specialized camera. *There is no guarantee of specific outcomes so individual results and experiences can vary from person to person.
You must not smoke. Smoking can greatly impair your safety prior to surgery and your ability to heal following surgery.
If you feel your primary surgeon is not highly experienced in implant removal and/or breast reaugmentation, then a surgeon who specializes in breast revision surgery is more likely to give you optimum results.
Once you have had your breast implants removed, your breasts will initially look deflated and it can take 2-3 weeks for breasts to regain their volume. If you’ve also had a breast reaugmentation, expect final results to appear after 3 months.
*There is no guarantee of specific outcomes so individual results and experiences can vary from person to person.
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