Breast implants need replacement or removal ten to 15 years after they are inserted during breast augmentation or reconstruction surgery. Removing or replacing your breast implants is a good option for changing your chest’s appearance or ensuring your previous augmentation continues to be safe and effective.
This type of breast surgery may come with a few risks, such as sagging skin on the chest. However, if larger implants cause you back, neck, or shoulder pain or decrease your confidence, the pros outweigh the cons. If you are confident about removing your implants, talk to Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Houston about breast implant removal surgery. With the skills and experience of Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ernest Layton, you may be able to achieve the best version of yourself without sacrificing your unique features.
Procedure and Recovery Process for Breast Implant Removal
Breast implant removal surgery is often performed under general anesthesia, as it is an invasive operation, though it can also sometimes be done under a local anesthetic. After cleaning the skin, Dr. Layton will make incisions on the chest, usually under the breast or around the nipple, and remove the breast implants and possibly scar tissue from any previous surgeries. The incisions are closed using stitches or special adhesives.
Recovery from a breast implant removal in Houston varies for each patient based on individual factors, but it typically takes several weeks for healing to complete. After surgery, swelling and discomfort in the chest area are normal, and you may have limited mobility of your arms and upper body.
Reasons to Undergo Breast Implant Removal
Ten to 15 years after getting breast implants, they need to be removed or replaced. If you choose not to replace them, breast implant removal is necessary. You may choose to remove your implants to reduce the size of your breasts or alter their appearance if factors such as age, weight, and pregnancy have negatively affected your look. Removal can also resolve various issues with your implants, including:
- Shifting and movement
- Autoimmune responses
- Tissue death
- A buildup of calcium
- Hardened scar tissue
Another reason to undergo breast implant removal surgery at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Houston is to change your implants’ size. You may also choose to remove implants simply because you do not want them anymore or have different cosmetic goals for your breasts. Ideal candidates for breast implant removal surgery could be motivated by any reason, cosmetic or medical.
Talk to Dr. Layton in Houston About Removing Your Breast Implants
Whether you are ready to remove your implants for cosmetic or medical reasons, breast implant removal at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Houston is the right choice for you. Dr. Layton can remove your old breast implants to alleviate the discomfort they bring, replace them, or change the size and shape of your chest.
Recovery from a breast implant removal can take up to a few weeks, which is relatively short compared to other invasive surgical operations. If you are unsatisfied with how your breasts look with implants or how time has changed them, reach out to Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for a confidential consultation to discuss your goals.