Rammos Plastic Surgery

Breast Implant Removal

Some women wish to have their breast implants removed for a variety of reasons including personal, health, or other reasons.  Perhaps their implants are too big, they have ruptured, capsules formed around your implants, or you are looking for a different look and feel.  

Many options are available to restore your desired appearance to your breasts once the implants have been removed.  Fat can be transferred in order to give more volume to your breasts, or a lift can be performed to change the position and shape of your breast tissue.  Dr. Rammos will assess you and work with you in your initial consultation to figure out how best to address your goals.  

Breast Implant Removal Improvements

Implant removal can improve a handful of different issues including: breasts that are too big, formation of capsules around the implants, or ruptured breast implants.  Find out if you are a good candidate for these procedures by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rammos.

Breast Implant Removal Technique

Typically your previous incisions for breast augmentation surgery can be used to access and remove your implants.  Dr. Rammos will make marks for a breast lift or another additional procedure if you are having one as well. After anesthesia is administered, your implants will be removed through old incisions that will be opened again.  You may need to have a drain placed to account for fluid buildup in your breast pocket after the procedure is over.  

Dr. Rammos can also perform a capsulectomy to remove the capsules around the breasts during the removal process of the implants.  

Preparing For Your Implant Removal Surgery

As with any other major procedure, all medication and supplements that can increase your risk of bleeding should stop at least two weeks before your surgery.  Always check with your primary care doctor before stopping your medication.  

Recovering from Implant Removal Surgery

Swelling and bruising are normal for the first two to three weeks after your surgery and will slowly go away over time.  Drains, if you require them, will be removed after around a week. These will be removed in our office once the fluid has dropped to an acceptable level.  Three to five days off of work is enough for most patients to recover after their procedure.  

Refrain from rigorous activity for at least a couple weeks and avoid lifting things that are heavier than ten pounds.  You can start to gradually increase your activity level after this point, but you should pay close attention to how you feel to ensure that you do not overwork yourself.