The decision to remove breast implants can come as of a result of a number of factors. Typically, breast implant removal is a decision by those who wish to change their minds about breast augmentation and would like to return to their natural breast size. It is also an option for women who suffer complications as a result of their implants. A breast implant revision surgery can help to address problems such as capsular contracture, implant migration, and ruptured implants. Due to the nature of breast implant removal, Dr. Eagan may advise on a breast lift or other procedure that will help you achieve your desired post-implant removal breast shape.
Breast implant replacement is a good option for those who wish to replace their implants on account of them shifting position, shape, or texture. Breast implant replacement is a common procedure for those who have had breast implants. Breast implants have a life expectancy of their own (typically 8-10 years), and will likely need to be replaced over time if you experience an issue or become dissatisfied with their look.
Some women also decide to replace their breast implants in order to achieve a desired smaller or larger breast size. Your complimentary consultation with Dr. Eagan will cover a discussion of the options for treatment that are right for you and your needs.
The procedure to remove or replace breast implants typically takes around 1-2 hours and is performed as an out-patient procedure under general anesthesia.
You will typically need a week to recovery after a breast implant revision surgery and at least three weeks before resuming heavy exercise or lifting.
*Individual results and experiences may vary