At Austin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we know that many women may opt to have their breast implants removed. Our Austin, TX, area providers can evaluate a patient and determine if there is a need or desire to have a previous implant removed and possibly replaced.

Why might I consider removing a breast implant?

There are several reasons why you might request to have a breast implant removed.

  • You are no longer happy with how the breast implants look.
  • You are experiencing complications such as pain or infection.
  • You might find that the implants you chose were too large for your frame.
  • You experience problems such as back pain due to increased breast size.
  • You desire a larger implant than what was placed.
  • You have other medical issues since the implants were placed, such as a recent breast cancer diagnosis.

What can I expect from the breast implant removal procedure?

The removal procedure itself is typically outpatient and only takes a few hours. You are given general anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable during the surgery.

First, your surgeon will make an incision in the exact location as your original breast augmentation surgery. He or she then carefully removes the implant and surrounding scar tissue capsule. Once the implants are removed, incisions are closed with sutures or surgical tape.

Can other procedures be completed at the same time?

In some cases, patients may opt to have a breast lift performed simultaneously with their implant removal. This improves the overall appearance of your breasts and achieve a more youthful look. Patients might also have their implant removed and replaced with another that is larger or smaller than what they had. Combined procedures may be considered for patients with other issues they would like to address at the same time as the performed breast implant removal surgery.

How do I find out more about removing breast implants?

If you’re considering removing your breast implants, be sure to consult with the team at Austin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Austin, TX, to learn more about breast implant removal and/or replacement. Our providers can help you understand the risks and benefits of the surgery, as well as what to expect during and following the procedure. We welcome you to call us at 888-263-8503 to request an appointment to discuss this treatment further with our staff.

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