Even though breast augmentation surgery is a very popular procedure that has helped countless patients rebuild their confidence, some people are unhappy with their appearance a few years after that operation is carried out. For others, there may come a point when the implants become uncomfortable, and that pain can impact a patient’s overall well-being. If you are no longer happy with your breast implants, then it might be time to consider a breast implant removal operation. Your implant removal Miami should only take a few hours to complete, and you are going to be back on your feet before you know it.
Why You May Need a Breast Explant
There are approximately 313,000 breast augmentation surgeries performed every single year. While most of those surgeries don’t have any major complications, some patients are going to experience issues down the road. As time goes on and the underlying tissue begins to move, the implants can shift, and that often results in an unbalanced or lopsided appearance. A solution to this is a Breast Explant or Breast Implant Removal performed by highly experienced Miami Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jhonny Salomon. The scientific term for a breast explant is En Bloc Capsulectomy.
Some women also gain or lose weight, and they believe that their implants are no longer a good size for their bodies. Quite a bit can be done to preserve the results of a breast augmentation procedure, but there is no guarantee that a patient can maintain the ideal look forever. Another problem that many patients have following a breast augmentation procedure is uncomfortable scar tissue. The scar tissue around an implant is usually soft, but it can harden over time. When that occurs, certain activities will sometimes become painful.
When a patient is no longer happy with their implants, they should take a closer look at explant surgery. This procedure can be carried out very quickly, and it could potentially restore your self-confidence and improve your overall comfort.
The Basics of Implant Removal Surgery
Well before your implant removal Miami is carried out, we will first ask you to schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about this type of surgery. You can reach us directly at 305-270-1361. The basics of this procedure are fairly straightforward, but every surgery is slightly different. How your operation is carried out will depend on a variety of factors, including what materials were used, the size of the implants, how long ago the procedure was carried out, and the placement of the implants.
In order to remove implants, our surgical team will first clean and mark the treatment site. Once the anesthetic has been administered, incisions are usually made in the exact same place as the original incision. We can then gently remove the implants and any hardened scar tissue in the area. The final step in the process is suturing the incisions shut and placing a compression garment over the treatment site.
Is This Procedure Right For Me?
There are a few different things that you should consider before you have this type of operation carried out. Even though cosmetic procedures are safer and more effective than ever, this is still going to be a somewhat invasive operation. That means you must be ready to spend at least a little bit of time at home recovering. You must also be dedicated to making healthy lifestyle choices before and after your procedure. That includes following a healthy diet, getting plenty of rest, and quitting all tobacco products.
As long as you are a relatively healthy adult with realistic expectations, then the breast explant procedure will most likely be an excellent option for you. The primary purpose of this operation is to reduce the size of your breasts so that they are symmetrical and well-proportioned. It could potentially help you improve your self-image and your comfort when carrying out everyday activities.
Breast Implant Removal and Breast Lift
After having breast implants in place for a long period of time, there are going to be some changes to the shape and position of your breasts. Once the implants are removed, a patient might notice that their breasts are lower than they would like them to be. The breasts might also be lopsided due to a disproportionate build-up of fat and muscle. Those are just a few of the reasons why many patients decide to have a breast lift carried immediately after the breast explant operation.
While you do have the option of scheduling a breast lift at a later time, there are a few benefits to having this operation combined with your explant surgery. When the operations are done on the same day, you won’t have to worry about going through a second recovery period. As an added bonus, we can often use the same incisions, and that will reduce your risk of developing additional scar tissue.
Fat Grafting Combined With Breast Lift
It is also very common for our patients to add the fat grafting procedure in combination with the breast lift. This helps address laxity and the loss of subcutaneous tissue. This procedure uses the patient’s own fat to fill in grooves or irregularities.
Your Operation From Start to Finish
The very first step in this process is scheduling an initial consultation so that you can meet with our team and learn more about the operation. During that appointment, we are going to go over all of your cosmetic goals and take a closer look at the size and location of the implants. Our team can then come up with a comprehensive plan for your personalized explant surgery. If you decide that this procedure is right for you, then we can schedule your operation date.
In the days and weeks leading up to your procedure, you must follow all of the pre-op instructions if you want to avoid any complications. Going into the procedure as healthy as possible will reduce your risk of complications and speed up your recovery. On the day of the operation, you should arrive at the surgical center in comfortable clothing and have a loved one ready to take you home. To remove implants, we must administer an anesthetic and make multiple incisions.
Once the operation is over, you should be able to head home within a few hours. Each recovery period is slightly different, but most of our patients recover right away with minimal downtime. You shouldn’t carry out any strenuous activities for at least a few weeks, and we will schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure that you are healthy and healing properly.
Take the First Step Toward Reclaiming Your Body
We offer competitive prices on the breast explant procedure and also offer affordable financing. Now is the perfect time to have your breast implants permanently removed or replaced. We would love to tell you more about the many benefits of this operation and answer any questions. Please call us today at (305) 270-1361 to schedule your free consultation.