There are many reasons why a woman may wish to have her breast implants removed. The most straightforward reason is simply because she is no longer happy with their appearance and would like to decrease the size of the bust. Other reasons are that the implants have ruptured, or that a complication such as capsular contracture has occurred.
Dr. Parker understands that clients may have concerns about the attractiveness of their breasts after implant removal and he can address these in depth during your consultation.
He will be able to offer you options so that even if you do not plan on replacing the implants, you will still be happy with your appearance.
Women choose to have their implants removed for various reasons, including:
For patients who feel that they have generalized symptoms because of the presence of breast implants, an En Bloc removal can be performed. En Bloc Capsulectomy is when the entire capsule with the implant is removed. The procedure is not necessary for every patient who wishes to have implants removed or replaced. The En Bloc technique requires a slightly longer incision and it takes longer to perform than a simple implant removal so therefore it should be reserved only to patients who feel that have generalized or unexplained symptoms because of the presence of implants. These symptoms could include, but are not limited to, fatigue, weakness, joint pain, and rashes. At the time of the consultation, Dr. Parker will discuss the different techniques used for implants removal.
For patients who desire additional volume or wish for a better shape once the implant is removed, a breast lift and/or fat transfer can be performed sometimes at the same time as the procedure or at a later time depending on the needs of the specific patient.
In some cases, a patient wants to have a more natural look and feel and is an appropriate candidate for natural fat transfer. As your own natural fat is used for the transfer, there is little to no risk of rejection. The fat is extracted from another body area, purified, and then injected into the breasts to provide greater natural volume.
If you are considering breast implant removal, we invite you to meet with us for a free consultation about the procedure. We set no time limit on these appointments, which typically take between one to one and a half hours.
Your free consultation is a meeting with Dr. Parker, who will review your medical history, examine the condition of your implants, and discuss the procedure, including risks and benefits.
After meeting with Dr. Parker, you will see our Patient Care Coordinator who will give you access to our library of images of patients who have undergone breast implant removal, and who can discuss costs and financing with you.
There is a lifetime warranty on silicone breast implants. If one ruptures within 10 years of surgery, the implant company will give up to $3500 towards the surgical expense.
If you are suffering from capsular contracture at levels III or IV, where the breasts (or breast) has become hardened or misshapen, Dr. Parker can surgically repair the problem by removing the breast implant along with the hardened tissue.
You should not run into any difficulties in breastfeeding after having your implants removed. It is important that you inform Dr. Parker about plans to have children and the desire to breastfeed, so the surgery is performed with your wishes in mind.
As with the primary surgery, it is possible to lose nipple sensation, which could take up to a year to resolve. We have no limit on the post-operative care we provide, and we are fully focused on ensuring our patients heal quickly and correctly. You will always be seen by Dr. Parker in a post-op appointment, and he is available 24/7 for calls.
Smoking inhibits blood flow, and poses a risk to patients, particularly with the nipples, which could be lost. We want you to have a successful recovery and require you to stop smoking four to eight weeks pre and post-surgery.
Smoking inhibits blood flow, and poses a risk to patients, particularly with the nipples, which could be lost. We want you to have a successful recovery and require you to stop smoking prior to surgery (several weeks) and to continue to avoid smoking while you are recovering from surgery.
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