What is Breast Implant Removal?
After getting breast augmentation to improve the size and contour of the breasts, a few women may decide to have them removed for a variety of reasons. At Mountcastle Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA, Dr. Timothy Mountcastle consults with patients who wish to get rid of their breast implants. At times, a breast lift may be required after implant removal, depending on the size of the implants and how much your skin was stretched. A breast lift can typically help get rid of sagging or excess skin, which could remain after implant removal. If you desire to return to your original breast size, breast implant removal surgery along with a breast lift can create beautiful results to get back the natural look and texture of your breasts.
Am I a candidate for breast implant Removal?
Breast implant removal can be utilized to correct an array of issues you may have after breast augmentation, such as scar tissue (capsular contracture), implant malfunction, and dissatisfaction with the breast implants. Sometimes, women may simply prefer their original breast size and wish to return them to their natural appearance. Regardless of the reason, breast implant removal may work to counteract the outcomes of breast augmentation and when coupled with a breast lift, may reestablish a natural, desired aesthetic look. Before your surgery, Dr. Mountcastle will discuss with you your wanted look for your breasts, as well as the way to reach it.
During the breast implant removal procedure, the implants are taken out and scar tissue may also have to be eliminated. Scar tissue is typical after breast augmentation and needs to be removed if it is affecting the shape of the breast or causing discomfort. After the implants have been removed, Dr. Mountcastle may carry out a fat transfer, breast lift, or both based on what was discussed during your consultation. Additionally, there are several choices to replace volume after implant removal to improve the shape of your breast.
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What to Expect
The recovery period will vary for each individual, depending on the repair required after the procedure. After the surgery, Dr. Mountcastle will deliver post-procedure directions and may recommend additional procedures to help reduce scarring. For the first 2 – 3 weeks, patients may experience swelling and bruising and must limit strenuous exercise until otherwise permitted. However, patients are invited to stand and slowly move around since it will help with blood circulation. Optimal results can typically be seen approximately 4 – 6 months after the procedure.
Restore Your natural look
Numerous circumstances could cause you to be unhappy with your existing breast implants. Whether they are the wrong shape, size, or texture, Mountcastle Plastic Surgery can help you to reach the look you desire with breast implant removal. At a consultation, Dr. Mountcastle will discuss your options to renew the look and feel of your breasts. To learn more, contact Mountcastle Plastic Surgery at your earliest convenience.