Breast Implant Removal in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Undergoing breast augmentation/breast implant surgery is a big decision, and sometimes women choose to have the implants removed for various reasons. While many women just want the implants taken out, there are others that simply want them to be replaced. Fort Lauderdale and Broward County women that are interested in breast implant removal should seek the experience and expertise of plastic surgeons Barry Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery.
Who Is Breast Implant Removal For?
There are numerous reasons why a woman would want to have her breast implants removed. Below are some of the most common reasons:
- To change the size or shape of her breasts
- To change the type of implant for a more natural feel, such as switching from saline implants to silicone implants
- The woman’s current implants might be causing health issues, such as capsular contracture
- Their age, weight or breasts are changing, possibly due to pregnancy
- Desire to get new implants or a combination of an implant removal with a breast lift.
Your surgeon will work closely with you to determine your specific needs and he will recommend a procedure that he feels will give you the best results.
Preparing For Your Breast Implant Removal Surgery
To be more prepared and knowledgeable about the process of the removal of the breast implants, Your surgeon will sit down with you during your consultation and give you a very detailed explanation of the whole process from start to finish. He will also assess your needs and give you specific recommendations and make sure you are confident in the type of results that you can expect from the surgery. He will discuss the process of incision techniques with you during your consultation as well.
About Breast Implant Removal
The surgery for the breast implant removal will be an outpatient procedure done at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery. The process will involve general anesthesia and may take up to two hours to complete. Any extra procedures that you are having done will also be performed at this time and could extend the length of the procedure.
To reduce the amount of possible scarring, the incisions are generally made in the same spot where the implants were added. If there happens to be scar tissue around the incision, your surgeon will have to remove that as well. If the reason for the removal of the implants is due to the rupture of silicone implants, the surrounding silicone may also be eliminated during the removal surgery.
Breast Implant Removal Recovery
As with any type of surgery, there will be some discomfort following the procedure. This can be managed through the use of oral pain medication. Some bruising and swelling in the area around the incisions is also very common and will usually subside within a few days. Patients should plan time at home for at least two days following the procedure and should wear a surgical bra with straps that are adjustable for comfort.
Within a few days, most women are able to resume their normal activities and no longer need oral medication to help with the discomfort. However, you will still be advised not to do any heavy lifting, hard exercises or any other strenuous activities for the next week.
Breast Implant Removal Results
The results from the removal of the breast implants will be noticeable immediately and will continue to improve in the following weeks after the surgery as the body begins to heal. If the results you receive after the procedure are not desirable to you, then you may talk to your surgeon about what your options may be to further improve the appearance of your breasts. If you are happy with the results, then no additional procedures are necessary, and the results are permanent.
How Much Does Breast Implant Removal Cost?
Because this type of procedure is considered an elective surgery, many insurance companies will not cover the costs. In order to help make the procedure more affordable for women, the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery offers their clients financing. Alternate forms of payment include personal checks, cash, and most major credit cards.
The decision to undergo breast implant removal surgery is a personal one, and it should be thoroughly discussed with plastic surgeons Barry Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S. If you are in the Fort Lauderdale or Broward County area and want to learn more, then please contact the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery in order to set up your consultation today.