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Breast Implant Removal

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Women seek out the removal of implants for a number of reasons, including a desire for smaller breasts or if the implants are causing discomfort or systemic issues. Our Virginia Beach Breast Implant Removal can be a safe and effective way to regain your natural shape and comfort. You can trust the experts at North Beach Plastic Surgery to provide you with a personalized treatment plan and the best possible outcome.

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Breast Implant Removal at North Beach Plastic Surgery

North Beach Plastic Surgery offers Breast Implant Removal in Virginia Beach to help women achieve their desired appearance. Our board-certified plastic surgeons and team of medical professionals have years of experience providing safe, effective results that meet our patients’ individual needs and expectations. We use the latest surgical techniques to minimize scarring, discomfort, and downtime while providing natural-looking results that last.

What is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal surgery is a procedure that involves removing breast implants. The implant capsule (scar tissue that normally forms around all implants) may be removed as well. This surgery may be performed for cosmetic reasons, such as when a change in size or shape is desired, or when there are complications with the implants.

If the breast skin has become significantly stretched out due to the implants or time, a breast lift (mastopexy) may be done at the same time as the breast implant removal. A breast lift elevates the nipple position and creates a perkier, more youthful-appearing breast.

When is Breast Implant Removal necessary?

With a Breast Implant Removal Virginia Beach patients should expect a procedure involving removal of the breast implants and possibly removal of the capsule or scar tissue that has formed around the implants.

Situations when breast implant removal may be considered include:

  • Implants have ruptured or leaked
  • Implants have shifted or become displaced
  • Capsular contracture
  • Breast implant illness
  • The desire to change breast size or shape
  • The desire to remove one’s breast implants for personal reasons

The benefits of breast implant removal include:

  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
  • Improved overall health and well-being
  • The ability to wear a wider variety of clothing or to go braless
  • Relief from physical symptoms caused by implants, such as pain and discomfort
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Am I a candidate for Breast Implant Removal?

The eligibility for Breast Implant Removal varies from person to person. However, some common factors that might disqualify a person from the procedure include:

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Active breast cancer or history of breast cancer
  • Poor overall health
  • Unrealistic expectations

Breast implant removal addresses the following concerns:

  • Implant rupture or leakage
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant displacement
  • Asymmetry or unevenness from implants
  • Breast implant illness
  • Chronic pain or discomfort secondary to implants

Consultation and Preparation

At North Beach Plastic Surgery, we provide patients with a comprehensive consultation and preparation process before any Breast Implant Removal procedure. During the consultation, our team will discuss your medical history and goals for treatment, as well as any potential risks or complications.

After the consultation, our team will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for surgery. These instructions may include avoiding specific medications and supplements, quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, or fasting for a period of time before surgery.

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Typically, it is possible to use existing scars to perform the implant removal. Depending on your concerns, implant position, and tissue thickness, your surgeon may remove some of the scar capsule that has formed around the implant. This will be discussed in detail during your consultation.

A mastopexy, or breast lift, can be combined with Breast Implant Removal to achieve a natural and aesthetically pleasing breast shape. If a concurrent breast lift is desired, incisions will depend on how much of a lift is needed. The remaining breast tissue is then rearranged and repositioned to create a more youthful and lifted appearance. By combining breast implant removal with a breast lift, patients can achieve their desired breast shape.

To compensate for the reduction in breast size after implant removal, some women elect to undergo a fat transfer. Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) involves the removal of fat from other body areas, such as the abdomen and waist, to inject that fat, during the same procedure, into the breast tissue. Fat grafting does not replace the implant size but can help offset the size reduction.

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Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

After the breast implant removal procedure, patients will typically see results immediately, but the final results may take several weeks or even months to fully develop. The recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual’s overall health, but patients can typically return to work and normal activities within a week.

During the recovery period, patients must take certain precautions to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. This may include wearing a surgical bra, avoiding strenuous activity and heavy lifting, and taking prescribed medications to manage pain and reduce the risk of infection. The incision sites will also need to be kept clean and dry for a short period of time to prevent infection and promote healing.

Additional Reading

To enhance the results of the Breast Implant Removal, patients may need to undergo additional procedures such as a breast lift or fat transfer. It is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid significant weight fluctuations, as these can impact the appearance of the breasts over time.

Why choose North Beach Plastic Surgery?

What sets North Beach Plastic Surgery apart is their commitment to patient satisfaction and safety. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and the latest surgical techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for their patients. Additionally, the team at North Beach Plastic Surgery has received numerous accolades and awards for their exceptional work in the field of plastic surgery in Virginia Beach.

Schedule Your Virginia Beach Breast Implant Removal Consultation at North Beach Plastic Surgery Today

If you are considering Breast Implant Removal Virginia Beach residents should contact North Beach Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We will help you determine if you are a good candidate and what techniques can be used to achieve your desired outcome.

Breast Implant RemovalFrequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. It's not uncommon for our patients to choose to replace their implants with new ones. Whether it's to downsize, achieve a more uniform shape, or some issue with the old implants. Often times the replacement is done along with a mastopexy, also known as a breast lift. During this procedure, the surgeon removes the old implant, any scar tissue, adjust the pocket size and repositions the tissue and places the new implants.

As with any surgery, there are potential risks associated with breast implant removal, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and changes in breast shape or sensation. Fortunately, these risks are very low and will be reviewed during your consultation.

Yes, it is required that you arrange for someone to drive you home after Breast Implant Removal, as the effects of anesthesia may impair your ability to drive safely.

The amount of scarring that occurs after Breast Implant Removal can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the implant, the technique used to remove it, if a breast lift is desired, and the individual’s healing process.

Generally, it is advisable to sleep on your back or side to avoid putting pressure on your breasts and the incision site. The length of time is typically only one to two weeks but will be reviewed with your surgeon after your procedure.

Breast implant removal is generally not recommended while pregnant or breastfeeding, as the procedure could potentially affect the health of the mother and baby. It is typically recommended that women wait until after they have finished breastfeeding and their breasts have stopped changing before undergoing Breast Implant Removal surgery.

Breast surgery, including breast implant removal, has the potential to affect nipple sensitivity depending on where the incision will be placed and if a breast lift will be done. Some women may experience an increase in nipple sensitivity, while others may experience a decrease or complete loss of sensation. However, these changes are generally temporary and usually improve over time as the body heals.

The cost of breast implant removal surgery can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and other factors.

North Beach Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach & Chesapeake

At North Beach Plastic Surgery, we believe in treating each patient as though they are family. Our years of training and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery are at your service. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about Virginia Beach Plastic Surgery at North Beach Plastic Surgery Clinic.

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