Breast implant removal surgery is performed with the aim of removing breast implants that were placed either by breast augmentation or breast reconstruction. Sometimes, this procedure can be used to revise the shape and size of breast implants. Breast implants are not lifelong, and it is important to have them exchanged or removed approximately every 10-15 years.
Breast Implant Removal Surgery takes 1 - 2 hours.
In general, recovery from breast implant removal surgery is normally 4 to 6 weeks. Patients need to take a couple of weeks off work. Patients are recommended to resume normally after 6 weeks.
The breast Implant Removal procedure has a success rate of 75–90%
Once you have decided to undergo breast implant removal surgery, we will make sure that you have a pleasant trip and that your procedure will be customized in a way that minimizes scarring. During the online consultations, expect the following questions:
When you decide to have a breast implant removal surgery, our first step will be to present to you several detailed options for clinics and doctors. After you have chosen your preferred clinic and doctor, we will then set up an operation date and arrange your trip. All the dates are set according to your preferences!
This surgery is usually performed in the morning or afternoon, so we always recommend that you arrive in Turkey a day before the surgery –so that you can have enough time to rest.
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your breast implant removal surgery. Part of the discussions will be about your expectations and goals.
Before the surgery commences, your surgeon will conduct physical and blood tests to make sure that you are in a good health state. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests so as to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the surgery.
To make you feel comfortable during the surgery, your surgeon will give you local anesthesia. If you have Trypanophobia (fear of needles), you should let us know so that we can offer you doctors who can give you anesthesia without using needles.
During the breast implant removal procedure, the surgeon may simply remove the breast implants or revise their shape and size of them. This usually varies from one patient to the other, and it depends on the patient’s desired outcome.
But in most cases, patients who have had breast implant surgery will ultimately need another breast implant revision procedure. The breast removal surgery often involves the following steps:
Breast implant removal only: Incisions will be made in the same place as where the breast implant surgery was performed. If you are suffering from capsular contracture, they will remove the hardened capsules to accelerate the healing process
Breast implant removal with a breast lift: Your Plastic Surgeon may perform a breast lift at the same time as your breast implant removal if your breast skin has been stretched or sagged. They will remove any excess breast skin and tighten your breast tissue to provide better support. In some cases, your Plastic Surgeon may also resize your areolas to better fit your breast's new shape.
Deflation: If your breast implants are saline, your Plastic Surgeon may choose to deflate them without undergoing surgery and can occur in their office under local anesthesia. Depending on the results of this you may need to have further surgery, including a breast lift or breast implant replacement surgery.
Can I have a Breast Implant Removal in conjunction with a Breast Lift?
Yes, you can. This is actually a good combination for people who want the smaller size of breasts but want them to look attractive.
Does this procedure have any other benefits?
Breast implant removal surgery can address a variety of concerns, including capsular contracture, implant malfunction, and dissatisfaction with breast size.
Is this a complicated surgery?
Sometimes a breast implant removal procedure can be more complicated than a breast implant replacement. In some cases, breast implant removal is more prone to infection and bleeding.
Unlikely. After removing breast implants, it’s very unlikely that the breasts will look natural without some kind of revision surgery like a breast lift.
Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe?
In general, silicone breast implants are safe, but a small portion of them may be damaged and deformed over the years, requiring a new breast augmentation surgery. They can also make breast cancer screening more difficult.
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