Breast implant removal surgery is an overarching term for any surgery that requires removal of breast implants. This could be as part of a removal followed replacement, a revisional surgery, or a full removal of the implant for health or safety concerns.

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A New Chapter

There are a wide range of reasons why patients may choose breast implant removal, but all of these reasons share one common theme: change. Whether related to health, life changes, or cosmetic reasons, breast implant removal is a big change that often comes without warning.

Dr. Steven Williams and Tri Valley Plastic Surgery can make that change a positive one. Dr. Williams is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Oakland and a leader in the plastic surgery field. His expertise and compassionate care will help you embrace this next chapter and enjoy improved quality of life following your Oakland breast implant removal surgery.

What is Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

The decision to have breast implant removal surgery can stem from a variety of issues, concerns, or goals. Some patients choose to undergo this procedure for health concerns such as the risk or occurrence of implant rupture, the complication of mammograms due to breast implants, pain caused by large implants, or chronic illness due to breast implants.

Others may choose to have their implants removed for cosmetic or lifestyle-related reasons.

Large implants may inhibit athletes from performing to their best potential, may be uncomfortable, or simply may not be reflective of where a person is in their life. As time goes on, we inevitably face changes and make adjustments to suit our lifestyle and ever-evolving sense of self. For some, breast implant removal is an important step toward realizing a new and improved season of life, and Tri Valley Plastic Surgery is honored to help patients take that step. Dr. Steven Williams is an expert plastic surgeon specializing in breast sculpting, is skilled at implant removal and the treatment of any associated conditions or complications due to breast augmentation.

Benefits of Breast Implant Removal Surgery

The benefits of breast implant removal surgery are as wide-ranging as the reasons which may prompt someone to undergo the procedure. Such benefits include a boost in self-confidence, pain relief, increased ease of mammograms, the elimination of the risk of implant rupture, the discontinuation of MRI scans to check for ruptures, increased ease of finding clothes that fit,, increased mobility and control in athletes, and a relatively short recovery time compared to that of breast augmentation. Depending on your specific reasons for having their implants removed, these benefits can significantly improve your quality of life.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal surgery?

Breast implant removal surgery may be an option for you if:

  • You have pain associated with your breast implants
  • You have noticed the hardening of breast tissue around your implants
  • You have experienced the rupture of one or both of your implants
  • Your breasts feel heavy or inhibiting
  • You are physically healthy and a non-smoker
  • You have realistic expectations regarding your results 
  • You have received Allergan textured implants and are concerned about potential side effects
  • You are concerned about ALCL and feel you may be at increased risk due to your implants

It is also important to consider recovery when considering breast implant removal surgery. Generally, you can expect a recovery timeline similar to your initial surgery for your implant removal. In some cases, the specific nature of your procedure may affect that timeline, making it either faster or longer depending on what type of surgery you choose.

What to Expect

While breast implant removal surgery is often less involved than breast augmentation, surgery is typically performed with the use of general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the breast area will be cleansed and prepped for surgery. When possible, Dr. Williams will enters through the same incisions which were made during your breast augmentation. The breast implants will be removed, as well as any scar tissue which may need to be removed. If you have chosen to incorporate fat grafting or a breast lift into your breast implant removal surgery, those procedures will be performed before all incisions are closed and dressed.

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Your Tri Valley Breast Implant Removal Surgery Consultation

Dr. Steven Williams’ exceptional surgical and breast sculpting skills can help you enter that next phase of your life with comfort and confidence. We strive to provide you with the best breast implant removal surgery Oakland has to offer. If you would like to learn more about breast implant removal surgery at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery, please contact us during normal business hours to schedule your consultation.

Breast Implant Removal Recovery

You will be monitored while recovering from the anesthesia, and cleared to go home the same day as your surgery. It is important that a friend or family member is available to drive you home and stay with you for 24 to 48 hours following surgery.

Recovery from breast implant removal surgery generally takes several weeks, though the amount of time it takes to heal may vary depending on the patient and the specific measures taken during surgery. 

Some pain, swelling, and discomfort are normal following surgery. It will be difficult to raise the arms, lift, or use the upper body for a few weeks. It is important to follow all post-op instructions from Dr. Williams to minimize downtime and maximize your results.

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Breast Implant Removal Results

Results from breast implant removal surgery should be visible as soon as swelling has resolved and the area has healed. This could take several weeks following your initial surgery.

We are leaders in breast enhancement, body sculpting, and facial cosmetic surgery, serving the entire San Francisco Bay area. Whether you live in the Bay Area or are coming in from out of town, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have on your path to your new self. Schedule an intro call with us today to take the first step towards realizing the look you’ve always wanted for yourself.

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