When making the decision to have Breast Augmentation Surgery, women don’t often think about whether the implants would one day need to be removed. However, many women who get implants find themselves making the decision at a later date to get the implants removed. The reasons for getting implants removed can vary, but may include lifestyle changes, capsular contracture or a breast cancer diagnosis.
Just as the Augmentation procedure is highly individualised, so is the Implant Removal procedure. Any woman in good physical health will be considered to be a good candidate for having her breast implants removed.
As with any type of surgery, it’s recommended that patients be non-smokers or cease smoking 6 weeks prior to the procedure. Smoking can have an impact on patients under anaesthesia, and can reduce blood flow that reduces healing after surgery.
Avoiding alcohol both preoperative and postoperative can help to reduce the potential for complications.
During your consultation, Dr. Elfieshawy will explain to you what needs to be accomplished in order for you to be eligible for the procedure.
Your consultation with Dr. Elfieshawy is your opportunity to discuss the concerns you have about your breast implants. If you are looking to replace your implants, then you will have the opportunity to discuss the options for your new implants.
Dr. Elfieshawy will conduct a physical examination and determine the best course of action for you. No two surgeries are alike, and Dr. Elfieshawy will use his experience and talents to ensure that your results help you to meet your goals.
The costs associated with Breast Implant Removal surgery can vary between patients, and will be based largely on whether patients will be replacing their implants at the same time as getting their older implants removed.
The costs will be determined by a number of factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the costs of anaesthetic, and hospital fees. Patients are encouraged to discuss their coverage with their insurance companies prior to scheduling the surgery.
During your consultation with Dr. Elfieshawy, he will discuss his preferred removal techniques, along with any possible risks that you may be facing with the surgery.
Each patient will be provided with a preoperative checklist that will cover everything that needs to be accomplished prior to the surgery. This could include stopping any supplements and medications that may potentially lead to complications during surgery and recovery.
Discussing your goals with Dr. Elfieshawy can help you to determine the best approach for your removal surgery.
Patients can expect to experience some pain and discomfort. The majority of patients report that the recovery from implant removal is much less complicated and uncomfortable than when they had the implants placed.
There may still be some swelling and bruising, and some patients may have drains placed. Patients may not be able to raise their arms, and may have a limited range of arm motion. Prescription pain medications will be offered, with instructions that detail how patients can best control the pain.
The recovery period from the Breast Implant Removal surgery is much less intense than what is experienced after the Augmentation procedure. That said, each patient will recover at her own pace. Most patients should avoid a lot of activity for six weeks after the surgery.
Pain and discomfort should decrease significantly after the first week, with most patients being ready to resume their normal physical activities by the sixth postoperative week.
Unless your job requires that you do a lot of heavy lifting, you should be ready to return to work after a week of recovering from the surgery. Patients will be cleared to return to physical activities after the sixth week of recovery.
Where possible, Dr. Elfieshawy will attempt to minimise new scarring when removing your implants. He may run the incisions along the incisions that were created when the implants were placed.
The results of the removing the implants will be apparent right away after the surgery. There may be some asymmetry once the implants have been removed, and there may also be some looseness in the skin. The aesthetic results may not be ideal, and there may be some unfavourable scarring. Dr. Elfieshawy can offer you solutions to help restore the aesthetics to your breasts.
Are you ready to work with Dr. Elfieshawy? Call to book your consultation for your Breast Augmentation.