What is breast implant removal surgery?
Breast implant surgery removal is performed when patients want their implants taken out. This could just be for personal reasons or when an implant is causing pain or deflates.
Who is a good candidate for breast implant removal?
A good candidate is someone who is healthy and desires that their implants be removed.
How much does breast implant removal cost?
Removing implants alone can cost between $3500-$7000.
What should I expect during a consultation for breast implant removal?
During the consultation, you will spend a lot of time with the doctor reviewing your surgical goals. An exam will then be performed and a surgical plan will be discussed with you at length.
What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon about breast implant removal?
You should ask if he is board certified first, and then discuss options for the reduction you desire. You might want to review the various techniques as well and which technique he feels will give you the best result with the least amount of scarring.
What are the risks of breast implant removal?
The main risks of breast implant removal surgery are unfavorable scarring, asymmetry, infection, bleeding, nipple loss, skin loss, fat necrosis, fluid collections, dysesthesias, and need for revisions.
What are the steps of a breast implant removal procedure?
I tell my patients to eat a well balanced diet and exercise regularly. I also want them to avoid any medications or supplements that may cause excessive bleeding.
What should I expect during my breast implant removal recovery?
Most patients can go back to light duty within 3-5 days. I have patients avoid aerobic type of activity for 3-4 weeks and then avoid exertion of heavy lifting for about 6-8 weeks.The goal of implant removal surgery is to take out the implants.
What words should I know about breast implant removal?
Words to be familiar with include, implant, ptosis, nipple, areola, deflation, rupture.
How do I choose a plastic surgeon for breast implant removal?
The best way to choose is first to determine if he is board certified and experienced doing the procedure that you want. You want to feel comfortable with both the doctor and his staff. Seeing their results as well and their experience is also important.