After receiving breast implants, some women may wish to remove them to return to their natural breast size. Breast implant removal can remove your implants safely and quickly. This procedure can also be done for women who have capsular contracture, have experienced an implant rupture, or wish to change implant sizes through implant exchange.
During breast implant removal, general anesthesia or intravenous sedation will be used. The procedure typically takes about an hour to complete. The original implant incision will be used to remove the implant, avoiding any further scarring. After the breast implants are removed, many patients experienced stretched breast skin. In these cases, a breast lift may be done to improve the breast contour.
When breast implants are removed and not replaced with another implant, the breast pocket will begin to seal with time. Compression garments must be worn on the breasts to help quicken the healing process, as well as support the breast contour. Overall recovery time will differ depending on the cause for your breast implant removal. Swelling or discomfort can be lessened with pain medication. Following Dr. Golosow’s post-op instructions can help to ensure a safe and quick recovery.