Breast augmentation is a popular plastic surgery choice amongst women but breast implants do not last a lifetime. There is a wide selection of reasons, both cosmetic and medical, that a woman may choose to remove her breast implants. Typically, breast implants need replacing every ten to 15 years to avoid potential health risks and noticeable cosmetic changes.
Breast implant removal in Tarzana is the surgical removal of your implants which returns you to your natural chest size. Though recovery takes several weeks, many women find physical relief in removing their breast implants. Reach out to experienced breast surgeon Dr. Yaghoubian at AESTHETICA LA if you need to reverse or replace your augmentation and would like to schedule a consultation.
Breast implants must be replaced or removed ten to 15 years after the initial procedure. However, women may want to remove their implants before this deadline due to various cosmetic and medical reasons. For example, breast implants can change in size and shape over time due to weight changes, pregnancy, and aging, thus negatively impacting the breasts’ appearance.
In addition, a woman may choose to change the size of her breast implants either to a smaller or larger size than her initial choice. Beyond that, a woman may decide she no longer wants to enhance her breasts with implants and undergo breast implant removal surgery in Tarzana. Additional motivations for the surgery include:
However, there are specific risks to consider before moving forward with breast implant removal. For example, the breasts may experience more significant sagging due to the skin stretching to accommodate implants. In addition, there is a small risk of breast tissue loss during implant removal if the plastic is leaking into surrounding tissue.
Since breast implant removal surgery is invasive, the procedure requires general anesthesia. After anesthesia administration, Dr. Yaghoubian cleans the skin before making incisions, typically underneath the breasts. Next, if a patient has scar tissue from their previous breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Yaghoubian removes as much of it as possible.
After removing scar tissue, the breast implants are removed and the incisions are closed with sutures or special adhesives. In Tarzana, breast implant removal recovery typically takes several weeks. Immediately after the procedure, patients might experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the breasts, as well as limited upper-body mobility.
Side effects subside within a few weeks; at about the same time, it is safe to resume light-impact daily activities, such as walking and returning to work. More strenuous and high-impact activities, such as exercise, are safe to continue after about six weeks.
Whether you want to remove your breast implants for appearance reasons or for health reasons, breast implant removal in Tarzana is the best option. The procedure removes implants and scar tissue from previous surgeries to alleviate adverse symptoms and cosmetic changes from implants. However, it is also an acceptable for someone to simply want to reduce the size of their chest without getting replacements.
If you are ready to get rid of your breast implants, schedule a breast implant removal consultation with Dr. Yaghoubian at AESTHETICA LA to discuss the surgery and its benefits.