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Breast Implant Removal

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Breast implant removal is commonly performed on women who are no longer happy with their breast implants or who are experiencing issues as a result of their breast implants. At Jacobson Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven R. Jacobson offers breast implant removal in Rochester for women in need of expert surgical care.

Breast Implant Removal Candidates

Breast implants are not lifelong devices and it is important to have them exchanged or removed if they are no longer giving you the results that you once desired, or are causing you physical discomfort or emotional distress.

Choosing to have your breast implants removed is a personal decision. Over time desires change. Some women prefer to remove their implants in order to reduce breast size as a result of weight gain or they are no longer satisfied with their result due to the effects of aging. Others opt for removal because they no longer desire implants themselves, or they have become firm, shifted, ruptured, or cause pain. Whatever the reason, we are happy to discuss options to safely remove the implants and the scar tissue (capsule) surrounding the implants.

Your Breast Implant Removal Consultation

A breast implant removal consultation will involve a conversation about your breast implants and your aesthetic and/or health concerns. If your breast implants are causing physical pain, Dr. Jacobson will evaluate the root cause of the pain. A physical examination will also be performed.

Be ready to provide a complete medical history and to take a few lab tests. This will help determine your eligibility for a procedure and plan the procedure safely with excellent results.

Dr. Jacobson will create a surgical plan, which she will discuss with you in detail. She will then discuss preparation steps, recovery directions, and all other aspects of the process. Feel free to ask questions at this time.

How to Prepare for a Breast Implant Removal Procedure

Preparations for breast implant removal are similar to preparing for a primary breast augmentation. Arrangements for taking off time from work should be made before your procedure schedule.

Accomplish household chores in advance, and prepare your meals in advance. Ensure that your meals are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals.

Prepare your bedroom for recovery. Secure enough pillows for support, and have necessities nearby. Movement will be restricted in the first week of recovery to allow for a more effective healing process.

Before the day of your surgery, arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after the surgery and to accompany you for the first 24 hours.

Take a bath the night before your surgery. Use mild or basic soap, and follow the surgeon’s instructions regarding skincare products.

After Breast Implant Removal

Rest assured that there are other options following implant removal to assist with the volume and shape of the breast. Fat transfer can achieve volume supplementation without the future maintenance of implants. Alternatively, for those looking to rejuvenate, smaller implants can replace the current implants in conjunction with a breast lift to create the desired aesthetic result.

What to Expect During Your Breast Implant Removal

Removal of the implant devices is an out-patient procedure and is dependent on a patient’s type of implants which dictates local anesthetic or local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia. Typically, to remove the implants, an incision is made under the breast, often using the same scar from the original augmentation surgery. If the implants are saline, they may be deflated in the office before they are removed. This simple step helps aid the decision-making process in predicting ultimate volume and shape without breast implants.

Recovering from Your Breast Implant Removal

Once the implants have been removed the incision will be sutured shut and the area will be dressed. There may be some swelling and bruising following your breast implant removal. It can take around two weeks of recovery before you can resume most of your normal activities. Heavy lifting and exercise should be avoided for longer.

The Cost of Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal is a personalized procedure that can involve the use of different techniques to achieve the patient’s desired results. Dr. Jacobson can go over the expected cost of your breast implant removal in Rochester during your consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are no longer happy with your breast implants or if you are experiencing issues due to your breast implants, contact Jacobson Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your breast implant removal in Rochester. Dr. Jacobson is dedicated to providing our patients with amazing care.