Surgery to Remove Breast ImplantsBreast implant removal surgery involves removing the implant and using the existing tissue to reshape the natural breast. To achieve the best results, you need a surgeon who is experienced in breast removal procedures. Shaping the breasts from the remaining tissue takes a great deal of experience to give you optimum results.
Women choose to remove their implants due to:
- Medical concerns, such as ruptured implants and breast cancer
- Changes to the breasts that are caused by pregnancy and aging
- A desire to have natural breasts and to change the shape and size of the breasts
Benefits of Breast Implant RemovalDr. Killingsworth recommends breast implant removal surgery to:
- Return the breasts to a natural size, shape and feel
- Remove any concerns about implant ruptures
Atlanta Breast Implant Removal Cost and Financing OptionsRemoving breast implants is a customized procedure, so the cost varies by patient. We provide a complete cost of the surgery after your consultation, and you can pay by cash, personal check, credit card and CareCredit® financing.
Evaluation for Breast Implant RemovalDr. Killingsworth wants you to be happy about your decision to remove your breast implants, so they take their time in understanding your motivation to have the surgery. An evaluation for breast implant removal surgery is the basis for Dr. Killingsworth’s surgical plan. They examine your breasts to determine the best locations for incisions and scars, and they explain the surgery and post-operative recovery.
The Breast Implant Removal ProcedureBreast implant removal surgery requires general anesthesia. Dr. Killingsworth make incisions in one of several areas — around the areola, near the armpit or under the breast. The size of the incision is based upon how much breast tissue must be moved to access the implants. They carefully remove the implant and examine the underlying tissue for signs of scarring. If possible, they will remove any scar tissue that will affect the shape of your natural breast. They work with the soft tissue to reshape the breast and closes the area with sutures.
You may wear a compression bandage after the surgery to keep your breasts in the proper position. For the first few days, you will be tired, and you may have bruising, tenderness, swelling and mild bleeding. Full recovery can take a few months, so you should plan to limit your activities.
Are you interested in removing your breast implants and looking for a skilled plastic surgeon for the procedure? Contact Atlanta Aesthetics to schedule a consultation with Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, a double board-certified plastic surgeon with our office in Atlanta, Georgia.