Breast Implant Removal - Dr. Elan Singer - Upper West Side NYC
Remove Previously Inserted Breast Implants
Breast implant removal is the surgical removal of previously inserted implants and can be removed for a number of reasons. Implants generally need to be replaced every 8 to 10 years and some patients may decide to have them removed and not to replace them, or they may be removed in order to change the size.
- Changing the size of the implants
- Fully removing breast implants due to personal preference or due to a medical requirement
As decided at the consultation, the doctor will make an incision through which the implant is removed. Most often the incision is made in the previous incision site, in order to minimise scarring. The implant is then removed and the surgeon may then proceed with a breast lift to improve the shape of the breast, depending on the patients wishes.
What to expect after Breast Implant RemovalPost procedure care
After the procedure, the site will be sutured, usually with dissolvable stitches (so they will not need to be removed afterwards). Patients should rest for at least a couple of days after surgery. Breasts will take their final shape after around 2 months.
Soreness, bruising and swelling are common, and patients should expect a degree of lethargy for at least a week after surgery.