Breast Implant Removal

Some women decide to have their breast implants removed. Different from a breast implant revision, which would be either getting smaller or larger implants or changing something about your breast augmentation, a breast implant removal is to take implants out and leave you with a beautiful, natural looking result. There are several removal options depending on your unique situation, such as if you have capsular contracture and may need a capsulectomy along with removing the breast implants. A physical exam or radiological review will help Dr. Feledy determine how best to help you.

“I got breast implants in the early 90s. After many years I decided I wanted a change and have them removed. Dr. Feledy helped me get them removed. He is so understanding and I felt like he knew exactly what I needed. He made sure the results on my breast implant removal looked great.” —J.S.*

Removing Breast Implants

Why do some get a breast implant removal surgery?

Having breast implants removed can be for a number of factors and each is the personal decision of the the individual with the implants:

  • Simply doesn't want breast implants anymore or is tired of the look
  • Reached an age where having breast implants no longer makes sense to them.
  • A physical complication like capsular contracture has occurred.

A major concern for women is that their natural breast will appear deflated if they do not replace the implants. However, quality breast surgery from Dr. Feledy ensures optimal results no matter what you choose to do when you must replace or remove your breast implants.

Whatever the reason, Dr. Feledy can help to understand your reasons. The key to a breast implant removal is getting the best and most natural looking result in doing so. Dr. Feledy has decades of experience doing just that.

Are there any complications in a breast implant removal?

One factor Dr. Feledy considers when performing a breast implant removal surgery is ensuring any leaking or ruptured breast implant residue is removed. If this is encountered, he will take all necessary actions to get rid of any leaked material when doing the breast implant removal.

Preparing for your breast implant removal surgery

To help you prepare for and understand what to expect from removing breast implants, Dr. Feledy will explain the process in detail during your personal consultation and pre-surgery appointments. He will evaluate your specific and unique needs and make recommendations based on your situation. Dr. Feledy will tell ensure you understand what to expect during and after the procedure, as well as the end result of surgery.

What to expect after your implant removal surgery

You will be home recovering for the first two days following your breast implant removal surgery. You'll wear a surgery bra with adjustable straps for comfort. Dr. Feledy prescribes pain medication, which you may choose to take to aid your recovery. After a few days, many people are able to walk around without medication. However, you absolutely must not engage in exercise, heavy lifting, or strenuous activities. You may not resume those until at least three weeks after surgery, and sometimes more time is needed. For those returning to work, expect to fatigue more easily and feel sore by the end of the day.

During your healing period, your breasts may have lumpy areas where sutures are located. Do not be alarmed, as this is common for up to two months following surgery. The sutures are absorbed into the body and lumps will disappear. Following the surgery your breasts will need up to eight weeks to heal fully and present their final shape. Dr. Feledy and his team will provide further information about your activity during this time.

No matter what the reason behind your decision to have your breast implants removed, the caring staff at Belmont Plastic Surgery is here to help you get the best Breast Implant Removal Washington DC has available. Contact Belmont Plastic Surgery, and schedule your consultation today.

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