When people decide to remove their breast implants, it’s a highly personal decision. Breast explantation refers to the removal of implants for a variety of reasons. It sometimes includes an “implant exchange” for a new set of devices.
However, if you choose not to replace your breast implants, you might be considering a breast lift. Also known as mastopexy, this procedure aims to reposition and reshape the breast through strategic skin removal.
A breast lift complements implant removal, beautifully. Here, we’ll describe why this combination helps so many people feel great about their figure again.
Why Have A Lift with Breast Explant Surgery?
Women’s bodies are diverse and so are natural breasts. That means removing breast implants will sometimes allow breasts to resume an attractive shape, but significant drooping, volume depletion, and even deformation may occur.
Skin elasticity fades over time, and the weight your breasts carried may have stretched the tissue.
Women may be comfortable with a flatter appearance or downward pointed nipples, but if not, a breast lift can improve these issues.
Who Qualifies for Breast Implant Removal and Lift?
Whether due to lifestyle, physical discomfort, medical necessity, or any personal reason, someone may choose to remove breast implants. A breast lift is often recommended for those who feel their nipples are positioned low on their breasts, or if they’d like a perkier, firmer breast shape.
Your plastic surgeon will assess you, listen to your goals and concerns, and then help you plan the best treatment to revitalize your breasts. Good candidates have realistic expectations, as all breast surgeries involve scars. These are well-hidden when possible, but various breast lift techniques involve some degree of visible scarring.
How Is A Breast Implant Removal with Mastopexy Performed?
You’ll be welcomed to our accredited (AAAASF), state-of-the-art facility, designed with your safety, comfort, and privacy in mind.
The procedure may range from 2 to 3 hours on average and is done under general anesthetic. Patients return home the same day as their procedure.
Breast implant removal with a lift is typically well-tolerated, but we prescribe medication to minimize any discomfort. You can expect some temporary swelling, and we’ll provide detailed instructions about activity restriction while healing.
You’ll see your new shape and size right away! Sometimes the change is quite dramatic. Expect the final results to appear over a few months as you heal. Breast lift scars begin as reddish lines but fade and flatten over time.
Most women return to light work within 3 to 4 weeks, and you can discuss your individual needs or work requirements with your plastic surgeon.
Schedule Your Consultation at Reveal Beauty Today
Dr. Clinton and Dr. Pearce are honored to work on challenging reconstructive cases regularly. They treat a diverse clientele and enjoy helping each patient reach their personal beauty goals. We’re happy to schedule your consultation at your earliest convenience. Please call or write to us and begin planning your new look.