Removing your breast implants can be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. At Clinique of Plastic Surgery & Laser Institute, we’ll guide you through this process every step of the way – helping you to restore your beautiful and natural chest.
Rediscover the Beauty of Your Natural Breasts
At Clinique of Plastic Surgery & Laser Institute, we understand how difficult it can be to make the decision to remove your implants. Even if you’re confident you no longer want your larger breasts, you may still be nervous about how your natural chest will look.
Fortunately, our St. Petersburg surgeons have perfected our breast revision techniques after years of helping women reclaim their lives and their looks. With a holistic approach to beauty, we will not only simply remove your implants – but we’ll also sculpt the remaining tissue, so your breasts look supported and natural.
Is Breast Implant Correction, Removal & Replacement Right for You?
Even under the best of conditions, breast implants don’t last forever. At some point, they may need to be removed and usually replaced for a variety of reasons, including:
- Capsular contracture. After breast surgery, your body naturally creates a capsule to surround the implant. When this capsule begins to thicken, contract and squeeze the implant, it can lead to painful, hard and distorted breasts. The only way to resolve this condition is with a revision procedure. Called a Capsulectomy where the capsule surrounding the implant is peeled away, the implant exchanged and usually replaced in a fresh pocket.
- Aesthetic issues. Many patients desire a breast implant removal because they’re unhappy with the appearance of their augmented breasts. For example, they may look too large, artificial or rippled or the implants may have shifted sideway or bottomed below the crease or upward “the Snoopy” breast. In many cases, implant removal and replacement are simply neede to close the “gap” between the breasts –and recover their cleavage. This complication that many patients are eager to address is often seen in women participating in stong “Pecs” work-up whreas the muscle contraction with ttime-displaced implants place under the muscle.
- Ruptured implant. An implant especially older than 10 years can rupture easier for a number of reasons, including a car accident, a mammogram or another injury. If your implant has ruptured, removal is recommended to prevent further complications, and a replacement in a new position is usually recommended.
Our Signature Breast Implant Removal and Subfascial Replacement Approach.
If you decide to have your breast implants removed, you can look forward to a quick and very straightforward procedure. If you’re simply removing your implants – not having them replaced with new ones – our breast surgeons will re-open the original incision that was used for your breast augmentation.
From there, the techniques used will depend on your unique reasons for seeking a breast implant removal. For example, if your implant has ruptured, or you are experiencing capsular contracture, we will remove the entire implant along with the surrounding scar tissue. If there are no other complications present, and your implants are comprised of saline, we will deflate the implant before removal. If your breasts feature a substantial amount of sagging after the removal of your implants, we may also perform a subtle breast lift – elevating the breast tissues and to help to stop any drooping to restore a youthful and perky final outcome. Once your implants have been removed and your beautiful, natural chest has been re-discovered, we will carefully close the incisions to ensure your resulting scars are virtually invisible.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are concerned with the status of your implants, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Clinique of Plastic Surgery & Laser Institute today. During your private meeting with our St. Petersburg surgeons, we will carefully evaluate the concerns you have about your chest, before composing a bespoke treatment plan designed to restore the beauty of your natural breasts.