What is Breast Implant Removal?
After getting breast augmentation to enhance the size and contour of the breasts, some women may decide to get them taken out for a variety of factors. At Beyond Beautiful Texas in Plano, TX, Dr. Jeffrey Caruth consults with women who wish to remove their breast implants. In some cases, a breast lift might be needed following implant removal based upon the type of the former implants, as well as how much your skin stretched. A lift can often help minimize sagging or excess skin, which can remain after implant removal. If you're needing to go back to your original breast size, breast implant removal surgery along with a breast lift may help to restore the original appearance and feel of your breasts.
What are the benefits?
At Beyond Beautiful Texas Plastic Surgery, we understand that there are a wide variety of reasons why you may wish to have your breast implants removed. Our Plano, TX location provides this procedure to give our patients a number of benefits, including:
- Relatively brief recovery period
- Relieves pain associated with the added weight of breast implants
- Addresses uncomfortable and potentially painful scar tissue
- Removes obstructions from mammograms for more accurate results
"Sarah was thorough, professional and kind. The atmosphere is relaxing and the med spa was spotless."- S.S. / Google / Nov 01, 2019
"I love Dr. Carruth and his staff! I’ve had a couple of procedures and have been very happy with the results! His staff always helps to ease my anxiety and make me feel very comfortable and he thoroughly explains the entire procedure and makes sure I understand. He truly cares about me and makes sure I’m 100% happy."- S.P. / Google / Apr 26, 2019
"Dr. Caruth cares about his patients . Been going for years and he never tries to sell you on anything. Always just wants to meet your needs"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 13, 2019
"Dr. Caruth and his staff are amazing. I highly recommend Dr. Caruth. He took exceptional care of me with my procedure. Hands down, an outstanding doctor!"- C.S. / Google / Jul 13, 2017
"I saw Dr. Ho and received Botox in my forehead, frown lines, and outside of my eyes. I also got filler in my cheeks and my lips. First of all, I have never felt so welcomed. I was treated with so much kindness and Dr. Ho made sure to walk me through everything that was happening. Not only was it pain free, I wasn’t even nervous because I knew exactly what was happening the whole time. He didn’t push any treatment on me and made it very clear that he wanted me to feel comfortable with what I was getting and to look natural. I am unbelievably happy with everything I received. I had no idea how much of a difference it would make. There is a noticeable change but not obvious. I have literally been randomly stopped several times by strangers since then telling me how beautiful I am. I’ll be a lifelong patient for sure!!"- A.P. / Google / May 20, 2023
Am I a Candidate for Breast Implant Removal?
Implant removal surgery can be utilized to correct a range of issues you may have after breast augmentation, such as scar tissue (capsular contracture), implant malfunction, and unhappiness with the breast size. Sometimes, women may simply prefer their original breasts and wish to restore their natural look. Regardless of the reason, breast implant removal can function to counteract the outcomes of breast augmentation, and when combined with a breast lift (if needed), can restore a natural, desired aesthetic look. Before your procedure, we will talk with you about the desired look for your breasts and how to achieve it.
How Is Breast Implant Removal Performed?
During your breast implant removal operation, the implants are taken out and scar tissue might also have to be eliminated. Scar tissue is typical after breast augmentation and will need to be removed if it's affecting the form of your breast or causing pain. After the implants are removed, we can carry out a fat transfer, breast lift, or possibly both, depending on what was decided upon during your consultation. There are also a number of alternatives to restore volume after implant removal to enhance the shape of the breast.
What Results Can I Expect from Breast Implant Removal?
The recovery time will vary for each patient, depending upon the reconstruction needed after the implant removal. After the surgery, we will provide post-procedure directions and might recommend additional procedures to help eliminate scarring. For the first few weeks, patients will experience bruising and swelling and should limit strenuous exercise until otherwise permitted. But patients are invited to stand and slowly move around as it can help with blood flow. Optimal results can normally be observed approximately 4 – 6 months following the operation.
Breast Implant Removal FAQ
Am I put under during breast implant removal surgery?
Yes, you are. Breast implant removal surgery at Beyond Beautiful Texas is performed under general anesthesia.
Will I need a breast lift?
A significant number of our patients at our Plano, TX facility elect to have a breast lift with their implant removal surgery. It may not be needed, but since breast implants are used to increase your cup size, the resulting skin following removal is typically stretched. This means that once the implants are removed, they can leave behind loose or sagging skin. With a breast lift, excess tissue is removed and the remaining skin is tightened.
Will I be able to enhance my cup size with new implants?
Yes. If you want to go up in size from your current implants, Dr. Caruth can remove your breast implants and replace them with a larger size. During your initial consultation, be sure to talk to Dr. Caruth about your aesthetic wishes so he can understand the results you want to achieve.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $5,000
Restore Your Natural Look
Several circumstances could cause you to be dissatisfied with your existing breast implants. Whether they are the wrong shape, size, or texture, or you choose to no longer have breast implants, Beyond Beautiful Texas can help you to get the appearance you want with breast implant removal. At your consultation, Dr. Jeffrey Caruth will discuss your choices to restore the appearance and feel of your breasts. To get more information, contact our office in Plano, TX today.