Women that undergo breast augmentation surgery may want to alter their implants or remove them later on in their life. Others would simply like to replace them as new products are approved by the FDA. For patients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and South Florida, Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., can help you alter the shape and appearance of your breasts by removing older implants, making small alterations to the current implants, or replacing them with newer implants.
Who Is Breast Implant Removal For?
Women may want to change or remove their implants for many reasons, such as:
- Her age or weight has changed due to pregnancy or other similar circumstances.
- The implants have caused problems such as capsular contracture.
- She wants to make the switch from saline to silicone implants.
- She wants to further alter the size or shape of her breasts.
Women have more options than ever for achieving their aesthetic goals. Some women wish to remove their implants and replace them with a new type of implant while others want to remove the implants and undergo a breast lift
. Dr. Rubinstein works closely with every single patient to explore all of their cosmetic treatment options.
Preparing for Your Breast Implant Removal Surgery
We want our patients to understand exactly what will take place during a breast implant removal surgery. Dr. Rubinstein sits down with every single patient during their initial consultation to provide information on how to best prepare for the implant removal surgery. Your initial consultation will take place in our comfortable office in Aventura where Dr. Rubinstein will describe the anticipated results of the procedure. He will summarize the tools and techniques that will be used as well as the location of the incision sites. Dr. Rubinstein also takes the time to answer all of your questions.
About Breast Implant Removal
The specific steps for your procedure will depend on the individual surgical plan. Implant removal surgeries are considered outpatient procedures and require general anesthesia. In most instances, the total time for the procedure will be under two hours. If additional surgeries such as a breast lift are needed, then the procedure may take longer.
Many women are concerned about scarring after surgery so Dr. Rubinstein uses the incision sites that were used for your implants. The technique will minimize scar tissue in the outer layers of skin. If your silicone implant has ruptured, Dr. Rubinstein will remove the gel during the surgery.
Breast Implant Removal Recovery
Patients should plan for at least two full days of recovery with absolutely no physical activity. You may experience some tenderness and swelling around the area of the incision, but any discomfort can be treated with oral medication. You will also be given a comfortable surgical bra with adjustable straps to support your breasts without causing any pain.
After 72 hours, most women can get back to their typical daily tasks and stop using painkillers. Even when you do feel better, though, you should avoid any strenuous physical activity for at least three weeks. The rest allows the tissue to heal properly and minimizes the risk of scarring. For those with a job that involves upper body movement, we recommend that you take at least two full weeks off from work.
Breast Implant Removal Results
Patients will notice the results of their breast implant removal immediately after the surgery. As the swelling and tenderness go down in the following days, they will notice even more improvements. Women that are unhappy with the results of their procedure can speak to the doctor about additional treatments such as a breast lift. Those that are satisfied with their procedure will be happy to hear that the results of this surgery are permanent.
How Much Does Miami Breast Implant Removal Cost?
and breast implant removals are considered elective surgeries, so the surgeries are not covered by most insurance policies. In addition to accepting cash, checks, and all major credit cards, we can also help patients with financing
options to make this surgery as accessible as possible.
If you are a resident of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or South Florida, then please contact us today to set up your own consultation with Dr. Rubinstein to discuss your treatment options.