Although breast augmentation surgery is a popular option for women who want to increase their bust size, it is not uncommon for women to want to return to their natural size for one reason or another. You might desire a more natural look or wish to combat negative side effects that came along with your enhancement surgery. Regardless of your exact situation, if you are unhappy with the results of a past breast augmentation surgery, breast implant removal in Eugene could be right for you.
If you are considering having your implants removed, the first step is meeting with our expert team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to discuss your cosmetic goals and medical motivations for surgery. Dr. Lee B. Daniel is a board-certified general and plastic surgeon, and he and the rest of our aesthetic experts are dedicated to helping you get the results you desire. Give us a call today to learn more about whether you are a candidate for breast implant removal.
Breast implant removal procedures could take serval approaches based on a patient’s cosmetic and medical needs for surgery. For instance, patients often want to remove their breast implants to relieve adverse side effects that could develop. One such condition is known as capsular contracture, which happens when scar tissue forms and hardens around the implants. This can impact the shape and size of the implants, resulting in visible breast changes. Capsular contracture often makes the breasts feel hard to the touch and become irregular in shape from the initial round or teardrop shape.
Additional medical reasons for breast implant removal often include breast implant leaks and ruptures, which could pose serious health risks but occur rarely. Women may also opt to have implants removed because of excess scar tissue, which can cause breast implants to shift in position on the chest wall, leading to significant cosmetic impacts such as breast asymmetry and unnatural lifting.
In addition to medical concerns, women may also seek breast implant removal surgery in Eugene to return to their natural breast size for cosmetic reasons. For instance, a woman may decide that an enhanced breast size from augmentation causes difficulty with clothing. Breast implants can also change in appearance over time, resulting in visible skin rippling and increasing breast sagging due to the extra weight and decline in skin elasticity.
Since breast implant removal surgery takes an individualized approach based on a patient’s medical and cosmetic concerns, there are various possible techniques that our aesthetic experts could utilize. For instance, when patients do not have significant amounts or painful scar tissue in the breasts, surgery focuses on removing implants and, for some patients, inserting new ones. However, many patients do need scar tissue excision from the breasts, which a surgeon usually completes after removing the implant.
In cases where one or both implants are leaking or ruptured, the scar tissue capsules and breast implants are usually removed in one piece. After surgery, many patients notice reduced breast volume and increased sagging. Fortunately, for these patients, a breast lift could be a great option to combat these cosmetic concerns.
After a breast implant removal, you will need some time to recover before returning to your normal routine. Your surgeon can provide more insight into the procedure and recovery process during an initial consultation in Eugene.
Many women change their minds about their breast implants at some point due to cosmetic changes or health risks. If you are unhappy with your implants, surgical breast implant removal in Eugene could be a great option. To learn more, call us to set up your consultation.
During your initial meeting with us, we can listen to your goals, walk you through your options, and help you understand whether you are a good candidate for implant removal. We can also work with you to determine whether pairing this procedure with another surgery, such as a breast lift, will work best for you.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.