Many women get breast implants to improve their profile and feel more confident about themselves. However, there are many reasons why patients are unhappy with their breast augmentation results; this ranges from surgical complications to changes in lifestyle and aesthetic preferences. The good news is that revision surgery can help you learn to love your appearance again. Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev are board-certified physicians who frequently consult with patients who wish to replace or remove their implants.
Breast revision is a personalized procedure that is tailored to the needs of each patient. For instance, in some cases, a breast lift may be beneficial after the removal of big breast implants. Lift surgery can also minimize sagging skin and enhance the position of the breasts. No matter what kind of corrective procedure you need, the staff at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery can produce amazing and natural-looking results. Learn more about breast implant surgery and the different types of breast implants offered by reaching out to our office in Huntington, NY.
Common reasons for breast implant removal
The most common reason for implant removal is general maintenance. Although breast implants are made from durable, medical-grade materials, they are not meant to last forever. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and breastfeeding can change the appearance of augmented breasts. Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery also performs implant removal surgery to fix issues such as breast implant rupture. Signs of rupture include a sudden decrease in breast volume and should be reported to a physician right away.
Capsular contracture is another reason to seek breast implant removal. In this case, the scar tissue begins to harden around one or both of the breast implants. This can lead to some discomfort or pulling in the breast tissue if not treated right away. Patients who experience any issues with the appearance or feel of their breasts after augmentation should schedule a visit to our clinic in Huntington, NY. During this appointment, Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev will perform an evaluation to determine our next steps.
Sometimes patients simply change their minds about the look and feel of their breasts. Women with big breast implants, for example, may decide to exchange them for a smaller pair or remove the implants altogether to return to a more natural look. When you arrive at our clinic, we will review information about breast lift surgery as well as different types of breast implants so you can achieve your ideal bustline. This step is important for setting realistic expectations about what a revision can and cannot do.
How long should I wait to get revision surgery?
It is important to remember that breast tissue needs time to heal and settle into their new positions after the initial breast implant surgery. So if you don’t like your results several weeks after getting new implants, we recommend waiting before consulting with a plastic surgeon about a revision procedure. Swelling is the body’s natural response to surgery and is completely normal for up to three months after augmentation. At Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, we can offer information and resources about breast surgery, so you know what to expect during the recovery phase. Based on your general health, the waiting period for revision surgery is about six months after the initial procedure.
What happens during implant removal
Once we have decided to move forward with breast implant removal, the implants are taken out under the care of Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev. If an implant has caused capsular contracture, the scar tissue will also need to be removed at the same time, especially if it has caused discomfort or pain. Once the implants are removed, there may be some sagging, especially if you had big breast implants. However, there are some options to replace volume following implant removal to improve the shape of the breast. Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery uses modern breast lift techniques to minimize sagging and restore the breasts to a perkier position.
Recovering from breast implant removal
Immediately after breast implant removal, patients are taken into a recovery area for monitoring before being discharged to a responsible friend or relative. The caring staff at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery can provide post-operative instructions and suggestions on how to recover safely and comfortably at home. For the first several weeks, patients may experience bruising and swelling in the tissue. We ask that you restrict strenuous exercise until you have been cleared by your physician. While the recovery period varies based on the amount of repair required, optimal results from breast implant removal or revision can be seen about four months following the operation.
Learn more about breast implant removal
There are many reasons why patients end up dissatisfied with their current breast implants. The team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery can help you get the appearance you desire with breast implant removal surgery. Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev are experienced practitioners who can discuss your options and allow you to feel comfortable with your new look. To learn more about breast implant surgery and types of breast implants offered, call our office in Huntington, NY at your earliest convenience.