When You’re Experiencing Breast-Implant Issues, Breast Explantation Surgery May Be the Solution
The breasts are one of the most prominent features on a woman’s body. They provide a sense of femininity and beauty for many and may even contribute to a boost in confidence. Unfortunately, due to many different factors such as genetics, fluctuations in weight, or certain medical conditions, the breasts may not develop the way you want them to.
In cases like these, many women often choose to undergo a breast augmentation to improve the size and shape of their bust. Having firm, shapely, and perky breasts can have a positive impact on your self-image and help to make you more secure and confident. It is also a great solution for women who have small breasts, but want them to be larger. Breast implantation surgery involves placing silicone implants in the breasts to make them look firmer, perkier, and larger.
In most cases, the results provided by a breast implant surgery are satisfactory, but there are some occasions where this is not the case. Breast implants can malfunction, develop leaks, or the implant may be larger than what was expected. In such cases, women can opt for breast explantation surgery.
A breast explantation surgery is the reverse of a breast implantation surgery. During a breast explantation, the existing implants are removed from the breasts.
A breast explantation surgery must be performed only under the supervision of an experienced medical professional who has a history of successfully performing the procedure. To begin, your doctor will apply an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the surgical process.
The most favored incision is the inframammary incision that is made along the fold between the chest and the breast. Inframammary incisions are preferred because they heal fairly quickly and the resulting surgical marks are strategically hidden.
Other incisions your doctor might choose to utilize include the peri-areolar incision that is made around the circumference of the areola, and the axillary incision that is made from the under arms to the breasts. Both of these incisions are rarely used as they are much more complex than the inframammary incisions.
If the implants used were considerably large, then there is a chance that the skin will become stretched and the patient may develop stretch marks. However, within a week or two, the breasts will start to return to their normal look before the surgery took place.
After the Surgery
Complete recovery will take between one to two weeks or longer, depending upon the extent of the incision and the complexity of the procedure. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics and painkillers which are to be taken as and when prescribed.
In some cases, the tissues that were previously stretched by the implants may not recover and may start to sag after the implants have been removed. This is called breast ptosis. In such cases, the patient may need to undergo a breast lift procedure in order to get rid of the sagging skin.
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Contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to learn more about breast explantation with a doctor you can trust. The body of your dreams isn’t easy to come by, but with our help, it will be within your reach.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...