Restore your breasts to natural
After breast augmentation surgery, you may have wanted to remove your breast implants. This may have been due to a change in lifestyle, a desire to return to pre-pregnancy breasts, or dissatisfaction with previous surgery results. No matter your reason, Genoway Plastic Surgery can help you remove breast implants safely and restore your breasts to their original state with Surrey breast implant removal. Schedule your consultation today!
Procedures for the removal of breast implants are surgical. Breast implants typically last between 10 and 15 years. Sometimes, patients require implant removal surgery due to problems such as tissue hardening surrounding the implant, “capsular contracture,” or implant rupture. Other times women may desire a new implant due to size preference or upgrade to a newer generation of implant.
Breast implant removal offers a few advantages. Implants made of silicone or saline can obstruct the visualization of breast tissue on an X-ray. Your mammogram may be more accurate if you don't have implants. Removing implants can give near-immediate pain relief if you have capsular contracture. Implant removal can help alleviate discomfort in the neck and back. Implant rupture can occur if scar tissue hardens sufficiently. The possibility of an implant rupture is eliminated when implants are removed.
You may be advised to remove or replace a breast implant when scar tissue forms around an implant. Removing your implants is the most common solution. Capsular contracture is the name given to the hardening of the surrounding tissue. Pain, discomfort, and altered breast appearance are all possible side effects. In addition, it's possible that the implant may need to be removed if there is a buildup of calcium surrounding it, leaking or shifting.
Others remove their implants for aesthetic purposes because they are no longer satisfied with the look or feel of their breasts. No matter your reason, if you identify with any of these, schedule your Surrey breast implant removal consultation with Dr. Genoway to begin discussing all of your options.
The procedure involves making small incisions underneath the breast and removing the breast implants. Depending on the reason for the implants being removed, Dr. Genoway may perform a capsulectomy to remove the natural shell that formed around your implants. Dr. Genoway will then close the incisions with dissolvable stitches. The whole process takes about an hour, and you will be able to go home the same day. In some situations, a temporary drain may be required.
Your happiness is key
Some of your everyday activities, such as driving, should be avoided for the first one to two weeks following breast implant removal surgery. Rest and light lifting are recommended throughout the recuperation period. It is common for patients to have some degree of discomfort for up to six weeks.
Lift your spirits
When implants are removed, your breasts may begin to sag or droop. As a result, many women choose a breast lift with implant removal. This procedure eliminates extra skin and reshapes your breast tissue during breast lift surgery. The surgeon can also move the nipple and areola if necessary.
Breast implant removal surgery can go smoothly for many patients. There are hazards to any surgery, though. One of the most common side effects of removing breast implants is that the patient may be unsatisfied with how their breasts look following the procedure. Bleeding is another possible consequence after implant removal. Others include asymmetry, body fluid collecting, infection, changes in the sensation of the nipple, and scarring.
The illness resulting from breast implants is known as Breast Implant Illness (BII). BII may be linked to autoimmune or inflammatory reactions, while the specific etiology is unknown. Fatigue, joint discomfort, mental confusion, and rash are commonly described symptoms. Some women report the resolution of these symptoms after removing their breast implants.
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This is your life. When it comes to your body, you get the final say in how you want to shape it. Whatever your vision for your true self, Dr. Krista Genoway has the talent and experience to help you get there. Begin your journey today with a visit to Genoway Plastic Surgery.