Breast Implant Removal
It’s important to understand that breast implants are not necessarily designed to last a lifetime. Most women who get breast implants will need to undergo some form of revision or removal surgery at some point as the implants and the body age. Some women experience ruptures or capsular contracture which present medical conditions that need to be addressed through surgery and are usually covered by insurance. Other women experience lifestyle changes that alter their viewpoint towards implants. They may wish to be more comfortable while exercising or simply feel that their implants no longer suit them.
Whatever the reason for your decision to explore breast implant removal, it is a delicate procedure and requires the skilled touch and expertise of a world-class breast specialist like Dr. Casper. As a double board-certified surgeon, Dr. Casper provides among the best breast implant removal Los Angeles has to offer.
Breast Lift After Implant Removal
Depending on the size of your implant and the volume of natural breast tissue you have, you may want to consider getting a breast lift after having your breast implants removed. This will ensure your breasts--while they may be smaller after implant removal--will remain perky and youthful.
A personal consultation with Dr. Casper is the best way to explore your breast lift options and whether or not you would be a good candidate for the procedure. Depending on the elasticity of your skin, the size of your implant and the position of your nipple, you may not need a breast lift after removal. In cases where it is clear that your skin has stretched significantly or you have very large implants that would result in deflation of the breast, you may consider a breast lift after removing your breast implants.
Should I get new implants after the old ones are removed?
This is a personal decision and depends upon a variety of factors, including the length of time you have had implants, your reason for breast implant removal, your current medical condition, the location the implants were originally placed, your age and the elasticity of your skin.
A primary concern in breast implant removal is what the breasts will look like without implants. Some women may no longer want the large implants they selected when the first had surgery, but they do not want to experience sagging, wrinkling or drooping as a result of breast implant removal.
Women who have had implants for 10 or more years often do not experience wrinkling or sagging after breast implant removal as their implants have shaped their breasts and even without the implants, the breasts maintain a pleasing and full shape. Other women may not experience this, causing them to require a breast lift or breast tissue reconstruction in order to maintain the desired appearance of the breasts. Others may opt to replace their implant, but often choose a smaller size. The details of your specific procedure depend on the amount of scar tissue you have, the condition of your breasts and the condition of the implant (whether or not they have ruptured).
During your initial consultation, Dr. Casper will take up each of these factors as they apply to you. By thoroughly considering your unique circumstances, he delivers among the best breast implant removal in Los Angeles.
Preparing for Your Breast Implant Removal Surgery
Dr. Casper will consult with you on the implant removal surgery so you know exactly what to expect and can get all of your questions answered. Prior to surgery, it is a good idea to review before and after photos, so you get a better idea of some of the possible outcomes of breast implant removal surgery. You may want to talk to others who have had their implants removed. A thorough review of your medical history will also be done and a physical from your primary care physician and testing may be required. To schedule your consultation, please call our office today.