Breast implant removal may be desired, or even necessary. The types of conditions that may call for a breast implant removal in San Antonio, include capsular contracture (hard painful scarring around the implant), malposition (one breast higher or lower), the need to replace older or ruptured implants other health or aesthetic issues, or for women who want to return to their natural size.
Breast implant removals are performed in a surgical center or hospital. The surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The technique used for your breast implant removal in San Antonio will be determined during your pre-operative consultation with one of our surgeons and depends on the size and shape of your breasts and the incisions used in your breast augmentation.
If possible, we will use the previous incision when in the breast crease. The length of the surgery also depends on the size and shape of your breasts and if there is a thick, restricting capsule must be removed. All your incisions are closed with sutures that dissolve with no need to remove stitches later. You are free to return home the same day as the surgery, under the care of another adult.
After your surgery, your breasts are protected by a compression garment, which you need to wear for about six weeks.
If you need drains, they usually stay in for one week. Depending on the incisions needed for your breast implant removal, it is recommended that you do not wear a bra with an underwire until our surgeon advises.