Breast Implant Removal: What to Expect from the Procedure

Are you contemplating breast implant removal and have questions about the procedure? At Dr. York Yates, MD, we understand this is a significant and personal decision. Here’s a comprehensive guide to walk you through the process, addressing what the procedure involves and what you can expect from start to finish.

Why Remove Breast Implants?

There are many reasons why someone might decide to take out their breast implants. These reasons can include:

  • Personal Preference: Your preferences and priorities may have changed since your implants were placed, and you may no longer wish to have them.
  • Implant Age: As breast implants age, some patients may choose to remove or replace them because they are not designed to last a lifetime.

The Breast Implant Removal Procedure

During the breast implant removal procedure, Dr. Yates will typically start by making an incision in the same location as your original breast augmentation incision. He will then carefully remove the implant, often along with any scar tissue that has formed around it. 

In some cases, a breast lift may be performed at the same time to improve the appearance of the breasts after implant removal.

Recovery and Aftercare

After the procedure, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication.

Make sure to follow Dr. Yates’s instructions after surgery to help your body heal and reduce the chance of problems. You should wear a supportive bra and take it easy for a few weeks after the operation.

Results and Expectations

How your breasts look after removing implants can differ. It depends on things like the size and types of implants you had, the condition of your breast tissue, and if you decide to get a breast lift with the removal.

Some patients may be satisfied with their natural breast appearance after implant removal, while others may choose to undergo additional procedures to achieve their desired aesthetic outcome and enjoy the benefits of breast implant removal.

Schedule a Breast Implant Removal Consultation in Layton, UT

If you’re considering breast implant removal and want to explore your options, schedule a consultation with Dr. York Yates, MD, in Layton, UT.

We’re here to support you and help you achieve your aesthetic goals safely and effectively. Call 801-525-8741 to book your appointment today.

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