After receiving breast implants, some women wish to remove them and live with their natural breasts. Breast implant removal surgery can remove your implants and restore a youthful breast contour.
Breast implant removal can be done for women who no longer wish to have breast implants or to combat capsular contracture, address implant rupture, or adjust implant size through breast implant exchange. A consultation with Dr. Golosow is needed to help determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Breast implant removal typically uses general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, and take about an hour to perform. Dr. Golosow will use the original implant incision to remove the implant to avoid further scarring. Patients who decide to remove their implants often experienced stretched skin on their breasts. In this case, a breast lift may be done in addition to the implant removal.
When breast implants are removed without being replaced, the breast pocket where the original implants were placed will seal over time. Wearing a compression garment of breast support can help to speed up the healing process and reduce the change that the pocket will fill with fluid.
Recovery time will vary depending on the reasons for your breast implant removal Any swelling or discomfort that occurs can be controlled with pain medication. It is important to follow Dr. Golosow’s post-op instructions to help ensure a safe and fast recovery.
Patients in the Ft. Myers area who wish to have their breast implants removed can contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.