What is Breast Implant Removal?
Sometimes, after undergoing a breast augmentation to improve the size and contour of the breasts, some women may choose to get them taken out for a variety of reasons. Dr. Karen Leong in Newport Beach, CA consults with women who wish to remove their breast implants. In some cases, a breast lift might be required following implant removal based on the size of the implants and how much your skin stretched. A breast lift can often help eliminate excess or sagging skin, which can remain after an implant removal. If you're attempting to return to your original breast size, implant removal surgery along with a breast lift can produce beautiful results to restore the natural appearance and feel of your breasts.
What is Breast Implant Illness?
In recent years, breast implant illness (BII) has become a reason that some women choose to remove their breast implants. Referred to as an autoimmune condition, BII may develop with any type of implant, including silicone, saline, and gummy bear implants. Some of the most common symptoms of BII that may make implant removal ideal are:
- Muscle pain
- Extreme, chronic fatigue
- Depression and anxiety
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hair loss
- Skin and eye dryness
- Stomach issues
These symptoms can exist any time after a breast augmentation procedure. You should contact our Newport Beach, CA facility for a consultation if you are dealing with any of these unpleasant signs of BII.
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Who is an Ideal candidate for implant removal?
Breast implant removal can be employed to correct an array of issues you may have after a breast augmentation, including scar tissue (capsular contracture), implant malfunction, and unhappiness with the breast implants. In some cases, women may simply prefer their original breast and want to return them to their natural look. Regardless of the reason, breast implant removal may function to counteract the outcomes of a breast augmentation and when coupled with a breast lift, may reestablish a natural, desired aesthetic appearance. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Leong will discuss with you about your wanted look for your breasts as well as the way to achieve it.
Breast Implant Removal Surgical Technique
During your breast implant removal procedure, the implants will be removed and scar tissue may also need to be eliminated. Scar tissue is typical after a breast augmentation and will need to be removed if it is affecting the form of your breast or causing pain. After the implants have been taken out, Dr. Leong can carry out a breast lift, fat transfer, or both based on what was decided upon during your appointment. Additionally, there are a number of alternatives to restore volume following an implant removal to enhance the shape of the breast.
What Can I Expect After Implant Removal?
The recovery period will vary for every patient depending on the repair required after the implant removal. After the process, Dr. Leong will provide post-procedure instructions and may suggest additional treatments to help eliminate scarring. For the first couple of weeks, patients may experience bruising and swelling and should limit strenuous exercise until instructed otherwise. However, patients are invited to get up and slowly move around since it helps with blood circulation. Optimal results can normally be observed roughly 4 – 6 months following the procedure.
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Restore Your Natural Look
Lots of factors could cause you to be dissatisfied with your current breast implants. Whether they are the wrong shape, size, or texture, Dr. Karen Leong can help you to obtain the appearance you want with breast implant removal. At a consult, Dr. Leong will talk with you regarding your options to restore the appearance and feel of your breasts. To find more information, contact us in Newport Beach, CA today.