Restore the Breasts YOU Love
Though breast augmentation surgery has some of the highest rates of patient satisfaction, breast implants aren't for everyone. If you are experiencing dissatisfaction, discomfort, or complications with your breast implants, Denver plastic surgeon Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO can help. Breast implant removal, also known as explantation, is typically performed for these main reasons:
- To address implant leakage or rupture
- To combat capsular contracture
- To adjust implant size through breast revision surgery
- To help a patient who simply no longer wants to have implants
The first step in determining if breast implant removal is the right option for you is to consult with an experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Buford.
What to Expect During Denver Implant Removal Surgery?
Breast implant removal surgery is usually a very straightforward procedure that is typically performed either under twilight anesthesia or using local anesthesia with IV sedation. Dr. Buford will begin by reopening the original incision made when the implant was placed, typically in the inframammary fold or around the edge of the areola (periareolar).
Once the implant is carefully removed, Dr. Buford may need to excise part of the scar tissue that surrounds the implant (capsule). If this is unnecessary, he will leave the scar tissue behind, where it will deflate and collapse upon itself as your body heals. After the desired results have been achieved, your incisions will be sutured and covered with surgical dressing.
Drains are then placed in each pocket, which generally remain for around 2-3 days following your surgery. In addition, you will be asked to wrap your chest wall for about a week to allow for optimal compression of the tissue.
After your procedure, you should expect to take it easy at home for a couple of days. Dr. Buford may prescribe pain medication to help manage any discomfort and will give you specific aftercare instructions. After a few days, most patients are able to resume normal, non-strenuous activity.
What Will My Breasts Look Like After Removing My Implants?
Every woman (and her breasts!) is different, so there is no standard answer. However, the majority of Dr. Buford's Lone Tree patients who have had their implants removed are left with a pleasing breast shape.
You may experience lost volume in the upper portion of the breast where the implant provided fullness. However, unless your implants were very large or your tissue is lax, you will likely end up with a very happy result.
In certain cases, a lift will be recommended to address this excess skin, but we generally wait for at least six months for tissue settling before suggesting this procedure.
How You’ll Benefit from Breast Implant Removal
At BEAUTY by BUFORD, we understand that your aesthetic journey is unique — and that sometimes your journey requires breast implant removal.
Whatever the reasons for your breast implant removal, here are some of the key benefits that may help you make the best, most informed decision to fit your needs and aesthetic goals:
Improved Comfort & Natural Feel
Breast implant removal can alleviate discomfort caused by aging implants, capsular contracture, or implant-related issues. By removing the implants, you can restore the natural look and feel of your breasts, allowing you to feel more comfortable and confident in your own body.
Relief from Health Concerns
In some cases, breast implant removal may be recommended to address specific health concerns.
This can include the removal of implants associated with complications such as implant rupture, implant displacement, or breast implant illness. Removing the implants can bring you peace of mind and eliminate potential risks.
Restored Body Proportions
Over time, our aesthetic preferences and goals may change. Breast implant removal allows you to align your body proportions with your current desires.
By removing the implants, you can achieve a more balanced and harmonious appearance that reflects your personal aesthetic preferences.
Is Breast Implant Removal Right for You?
Choosing whether or not to undergo breast implant removal is a deeply personal decision. At BEAUTY by BUFORD, we are here to guide and support you throughout your journey. Here are a few factors to consider when determining if breast implant removal is right for you:
Concerns & Goals
Evaluate your concerns regarding your current implants, whether they are related to discomfort, aesthetic changes, or health issues.
Additionally, consider your goals for your breasts' appearance. If you desire a more natural look or wish to address specific concerns, breast implant removal may be a suitable option.
Consultation With Dr. Buford
Schedule a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeons to discuss your unique situation. They will evaluate your implants, review your medical history, and address your specific concerns.
Our compassionate team will provide detailed information about the procedure and guide you through decision-making.
Having realistic expectations regarding the outcome of breast implant removal is important. Dr. Buford will work closely with you to understand your expectations and provide expert guidance.
He will ensure you clearly understand the potential results, potential scarring, and the recovery process.
At BEAUTY by BUFORD, our priority is your well-being and satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore whether breast implant removal is the right choice for you. We are here to support you in achieving your desired results and enhancing your natural beauty.
Ready for Your Personal Consultation?
If you're considering breast implant removal in Denver, Dr. Buford will be happy to meet with you to answer your questions and help you understand all aspects of the implant removal process. Contact us today at our Lone Tree plastic surgery practice to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Buford and restore the breasts that you love.