Breast Implant Removal
What is it?
There are times when patients request the removal of their implants for a variety of reasons. Typically this can be done through the existing scar. At times the capsule (scar tissue around the implant) is also removed and this can be discussed at your time of consultation. A breast lift can be done at the same time to improve the sagging appearance of the breast tissue.
Am I a candidate?
Candidates for breast implant removal are determined after interview and exam by Dr. Hartmann. Current breast imaging to screen for breast cancer will be mandatory if you are over 40 years of age. Those in need of capsule removal and/or breast lift will be assessed as well.
Before & Afters
What is recovery like?
Recovery following implant removal is approximately 2 weeks without exertional activity. At 6 weeks, you may return to gym activities; this includes lifting weights. You will possibly have a drain on each side for 1-2 weeks. All stitches dissolve under the skin. You will have a compression bra to wear 24/7 for the first 2 weeks and then you may wear only during the day for the next 4 weeks. You will have to sleep on your back for 6 weeks as well. Scarring will fade over the first year.
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