After receiving breast implants, some women wish to remove them and live with their natural breasts. Others may require breast implant removal due to possible complications. 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 is a highly individualized procedure. However, it should be performed if you have capsular contracture, imaging that has shown a leak in the capsule, or pain with implants. Some women also choose to undergo this procedure to exchange them for a different size. Ideal candidates will be physically healthy, at a stable weight, and a nonsmoker. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Golosow.
During your consultation, Dr. Golosow will examine your breasts to determine if an implant removal or exchange is safe. She will also discuss your medical history and any medications you are on.
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. In the days following your procedure, you may experience some bruising and swelling. 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. We would be happy to answer any questions regarding the procedure process!
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