Breast Implant Removal
Removing Breast Implants
Breast implant removal is a procedure that removes silicone or saline implants from the body. You might get the procedure because you don’t want implants any more. You may also opt for surgery if your implants are causing you problems. Implant removal is frequently chosen because scar tissue has developed around the implant, resulting in a capsular contracture.
What is the procedure for removing breast implants?
The surgery to remove breast implants is known as breast implant removal. A surgeon may also remove scar tissue or silicone from implant leaks during the procedure.
Your surgeon may recommend that you have your old implants removed and replaced with new ones. Or you can decide you don’t want implants at all. People may require surgery if they have experienced implant difficulties.
Who should have their breast implants removed?
Breast implant removal or replacement may be medically required in some instances. Scar tissue forms around the implants, which is the most common reason for implant removal. Capsular contracture is the term for this stiffening. It can result in pain, discomfort, or the appearance of breasts that aren’t what they used to be.
You may also wish to have your implants removed for the following reasons:
- BIA-ALCL (breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma) is a rare malignancy that develops in the scar tissue surrounding a breast implant. Textured implants are linked to BIA-ALCL. If you’ve ever received textured implants, you should check with your plastic surgeon.
- Calcium deposits have formed surrounding the implant.
- The implant is leaking.
- The implant is moving or shifting.
What happens prior to the removal of breast implants?
Your healthcare practitioner will offer you specific advice to assist you prepare before breast implant removal. You might have to:
- Make changes to your current drugs or begin taking new ones.
- Anti-inflammatory drugs and some herbal supplements, for example, can increase the risk of bleeding.
- Tobacco products and smoking should be avoided.
Breast implant removal is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home the same day. You will need to arrange transportation home before the operation.
What happens after you have your breast implants removed?
When it’s time for surgery, you’ll be given drugs by an anesthesiologist, a doctor who specializes in pain management. This medication will keep you numb during the procedure. You could have:
- Intravenous (IV) sedation is a type of sedative that makes you feel peaceful and comfortable.
- To put you in a sleep-like state, general anesthesia is used.
During the procedure, your surgeon will:
- Makes an incision under the lower fold of your breasts or around the circle of darker skin around your nipple (areola) (inframammary fold).
- Implants and scar tissue are removed.
- If you are also having implant replacement, he will install new implants.
- Closes incisions using stitches, tapes, or skin adhesives.
What happens after you get rid of your breast implants?
Following surgery, you will be given special recovery instructions. Your service provider informs you that:
- What to do if your incisions aren’t healing properly.
- Restriction of activities.
- What drugs should you take?
- When should you see your plastic surgeon again?
You can minimize swelling by using a special support bra or compression garment for a few weeks. Small tubes called drains may also be inserted beneath your skin. These tubes guarantee that any extra fluid or blood is drained. These drains normally disappear after a few days, although they can persist in place for up to ten days.