Breast Implant Removal Lift

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General Info

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. It is important to either have them exchanged every 10 to 15 years or have them permanently removed. If you decide to remove them, and if your breast has sagged over the past few decades, a breast lift can be added to the removal procedure.

Best Candidate

Being a non smoker, having a stable weight, and being in the best shape possible will allow your body to heal the quickest. If your implants have severely encapsulated or ruptured, then implant removal and/or exchange with lift is necessary.

The Procedure

General anesthesia is required. The implant and its capsular scar tissue are removed through a small incision under your breast. If a lift is required, the areola is reduced and lifted via a circumferential periareolar incision and an anchor style approach. All the sutures are biodegradable, except for the periareolar sutures, which are removed at 2 weeks.

Recovery Time

Dressings and Drains are required for the first several days. Drains are thin tubes placed within the implant pocket at surgery which evacuate blood and serous fluid from the cavity as well as reduce swelling and the risk of infection. You’ll require a surgical brassiere and you will be required to refrain from exercise for 2 weeks. Patients must wear a strong surgical support brassiere for 2 to 3 months after surgery.

General Info

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. It is important to either have them exchanged every 10 to 15 years or have them permanently removed. If you decide to remove them, and if your breast has sagged over the past few decades, a breast lift can be added to the removal procedure.

Best Candidate

Being a non smoker, having a stable weight, and being in the best shape possible will allow your body to heal the quickest. If your implants have severely encapsulated or ruptured, then implant removal and/or exchange with lift is necessary.

The Procedure

General anesthesia is required. The implant and its capsular scar tissue are removed through a small incision under your breast. If a lift is required, the areola is reduced and lifted via a circumferential periareolar incision and an anchor style approach. All the sutures are biodegradable, except for the periareolar sutures, which are removed at 2 weeks.

Recovery Time

Dressings and Drains are required for the first several days. Drains are thin tubes placed within the implant pocket at surgery which evacuate blood and serous fluid from the cavity as well as reduce swelling and the risk of infection. You’ll require a surgical brassiere and you will be required to refrain from exercise for 2 weeks. Patients must wear a strong surgical support brassiere for 2 to 3 months after surgery.

Dr. LaTrenta is a wonderful, skilled plastic surgeon, supported by a terrific, professional staff. I can’t speak highly enough of them, and my perspective has stood the test of time.

Dr. LaTrenta is a wonderful, skilled plastic surgeon, supported by a terrific, professional staff. I can’t speak highly enough of them, and my perspective has stood the test of time.