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Preferences change. The day you get your new breasts you may feel like you’ll love them forever. But 10 years later you may be ready to have them removed. The decision to have breast implants removed is a deeply personal one, and one the team at Artemedica is happy to guide you through. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is dedicated to providing exceptional care and helping you achieve your desired results. 

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Common reasons to remove your breast implants 

Patients have their breast implants removed for various reasons, the least of which is a change in preference. Breast implant removal surgery, aka explant surgery, is a great option for those who change their minds about breast augmentation and would like to return to their natural breast size. It is also an option for patients who experience health or lifestyle changes, or in rare cases, complications from their implants. 

  • Aesthetics: You may no longer desire the size or shape your implants currently provide. 
  • Lifestyle Changes: Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or other lifestyle changes can lead you to consider removal. 
  • Capsular Contracture: Scar tissue forms around the implant causing discomfort, tightness, and potentially altering breast shape. 
  • Implant Rupture: While highly uncommon, implants can rupture silently, requiring removal and possible health concerns. 
  • Health Concerns: Some people may choose removal due to personal health considerations. 

During your consultation, Dr. Tran will discuss your goals and desired results to determine whether implant removal surgery is right for you.  

Can I replace my current breast implants with new ones? 

Of course. Breast implant replacement surgery is incredibly common for those patients with existing implants. In fact, it’s a great option for those who wish to replace their implants on account of a change in position, shape, or texture. Breast implants have a life expectancy of 8-10 years. As a result, they will likely need to be replaced. This is especially true if you experience an issue or become dissatisfied with their look. 

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What does recovery after surgery look like? 

While individual results and experiences may vary, you will typically need a week to recover after breast implant removal surgery and at least three weeks before resuming heavy exercise or lifting. Some soreness and swelling after a breast lift procedure are common and should fully diminish in a few months. 

Discuss Breast Implant Removal Surgery with Dr. Tran at Artemeica

Breast implant removal can help you achieve your ideal breast shape and promote a renewed sense of self-confidence. Dr. Tran is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast enhancement surgery and body procedures. She believes in fostering a deep understanding of your unique aesthetic goals to provide a truly personalized approach to every procedure. Her approach combines a keen eye for aesthetics with advanced techniques to ensure outcomes that harmonize with every patient’s unique cosmetic goals and natural beauty.  

If you are interested in breast lift surgery or other breast plastic surgery procedures, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa surgical office at (707) 577-8292 for your free consultation. 

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“Probably one of Dr. Lacombe’s greatest assets is his intuitive understanding of what it takes to create a very natural yet aesthetically pleasing result. In my case, a brow lift opened up my eyes, a subtle lift to the tip of my drooping nose dealt with the negative effects of gravity, a small chin implant balanced a newly sculpted neck and stronger jaw line… yes, a number of procedures done at one time, but oh so worth it in the long run. I can enthusiastically endorse Victor as one of the finest plastic surgeons around.*”

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