Implant removal, also known as explantation, requires careful consideration and skilled hands. The experienced surgeons at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery offer a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate approach to your care. Whether you're dealing with discomfort from your implants or you simply desire a return to your natural silhouette, you can be assured of a professional and informative experience.

Beyond Beauty Standards

Breast implant removal in Boston is a procedure that has gained attention among women who have previously undergone breast augmentation. At Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, our specialists recognize the personal nature of this decision and are here to provide expert guidance to support you throughout the process. Here, you'll find a team dedicated to creating a plan tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that your journey toward restoring your body's natural contour is met with the utmost care and precision.

Reasons for Breast Implant Removal

Personal Preference

  • Lifestyle change: You might find that implants don’t suit your active lifestyle or cause physical discomfort during certain activities.
  • Aging and body changes: As you age, your body changes, and you may prefer your natural silhouette or wish to reverse a previous decision to get implants.
  • Mindset shift: Personal feelings about body image can evolve, leading you to choose to remove your implants.

Aesthetic Choice

  • Change in size preference: You might feel that your implants are no longer the size you prefer, either too large or too small, and opt for removal or replacement with a different size.
  • Cosmetic concerns: Over time, changes such as wrinkling, asymmetry, or dissatisfaction with the appearance of the implants might lead you to decide on removal.

Medical Complications

  • Implant rupture or deflation: If your implant shell breaks or leaks, the saline or silicone filling may deflate quickly or leak slowly, necessitating removal.
  • Capsular contracture: This occurs when the scar tissue, or capsule, that normally forms around the implant tightens and squeezes the implant, possibly causing pain or discomfort.
  • Infection: Though rare, an infection around the implant may require removal to recover fully.
  • Breast Implant Illness (BII): A range of systemic symptoms that some people attribute to their implants, including fatigue and joint pain.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal?

Your journey begins with an initial consultation at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery. During this meeting, you will discuss your reasons for removal, cosmetic goals, and expectations. It's crucial to be open about your medical history and any concerns you may have.

A medical evaluation is essential to assess your suitability for surgery. This will involve:

  • A physical examination of your breasts
  • Diagnostic imaging tests such as an MRI or ultrasonography to check the condition of the implants
  • Evaluation of your overall health to identify any potential risks

The Surgical Procedure

The surgical procedure for breast implant removal in Brookline is carefully tailored to your needs, ensuring safety and effectiveness throughout the process. For example, various surgical techniques are employed depending on your specific situation:

  • En bloc Capsulectomy: Removal of the implant and surrounding capsule as one unit to minimize the risk of contamination.
  • Capsulectomy: The capsule is removed separately after removing the implant to ensure no scar tissue remains.
  • Implant Deflation: If you have saline implants, they may be deflated before removal.

Removing the implant and any associated scar tissue is crucial for achieving your desired outcome. The steps include:

  1. Incision: A surgical cut is made, usually where the original incision was placed during implant insertion.
  2. Extraction: The implant is carefully removed.
  3. Scar Tissue: Any necessary scar tissue removal is performed to prevent complications.

After the implant and scar tissue are removed, the incision is closed with sutures, and proper post-operative care is vital for your recovery.

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Recovery and Post-Surgery Care

Immediate Aftercare

  • Rest and Positioning: Directly after surgery, rest is vital. You should keep your upper body elevated to reduce swelling. Use pillows to maintain a comfortable semi-upright position.
  • Drain Care: If you have drains, empty and measure the fluid. Your surgeon will advise when these can be removed, usually within a few days.
  • Swelling and Bruising: Expect swelling and bruising, which will diminish within a few weeks.
  • Pain Management: Use medications as prescribed to manage pain.

Recovery Timeline

  • First 24 Hours: Activity is limited. Have someone assist you with basic needs.
  • First Week: Wear your compression garment as directed. Avoid strenuous activities and lifting anything heavy.
  • Two to Six Weeks: Gradual return to normal activities is allowed as discomfort subsides and your surgeon permits.

Monitoring and Follow-up

  • Incision Care: Inspect your incisions for signs of infection. Keep them clean and dry.
  • Follow-up Visits: Attend all scheduled appointments. Your surgeon will monitor your progress and remove sutures if necessary.
  • Scar Care: Follow your surgeon's instructions for scar care to promote better healing.
  • Sensations: Numbness or changes in sensation may occur, often resolving over months.
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Why Choose Boston Center for Plastic Surgery for Breast Implant Removal?

When considering breast implant removal in Boston, your choice of facility and surgeon is crucial for ensuring a successful outcome and your peace of mind. At Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, your health and safety are taken seriously; you’ll be treated by board-certified surgeons with specialized expertise in breast implant removal procedures. Their extensive training and experience mean you're in capable hands.

You’ll also have access to modern, well-equipped operating rooms incorporating the latest surgical and safety technology. From your initial consultation through recovery, you benefit from a supportive and non-judgmental environment. You are encouraged to ask questions and express concerns at any point.

When you choose the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, you're not just choosing a surgeon; you're selecting a team committed to providing a high standard of care and helping you achieve results that align with your personal health goals. Contact us today to learn more.

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