What is Breast Implant Removal?
Implants are designed to enhance the look of your breasts and give you an extra boost in self-confidence. But sometimes, women who have undergone implant procedures find that it’s not for them and seek to return to their original look. Others may have ruptured implants or other complications like breast implant illness that require your plastic surgeon to remove breast implants. For these cases, there is breast implant removal surgery offered by Janiga MDs. The aim of this procedure is simple: to restore a smaller breast size and shape.
We perform breast implant removal as an outpatient procedure at our Reno surgery center with the patient under general anesthesia. It generally involves accessing the current breast implants through the previously placed incision and removal of the implant. All steps are taken to avoid further scarring by using the initial incision, when possible.
Existing scar tissue will also be removed if capsular contracture or other complications have impacted the breast tissue around the implant. Once we have your breast implants removed, loose skin will be excised from around the breast area, and the breast tissue will be reconstructed for a natural, aesthetically-pleasing shape.
In some cases, breast lift or breast augmentation procedures may also be necessary to restore breast symmetry, depending on the implant size, length of time the implants were in place, and condition of the implant and surrounding tissue. The breast implant removal procedure normally takes one hour in surgery, with another hour of recovery time before leaving the surgery center.
If you wish to switch out your silicone or saline implants or change their size, we can also recommend breast implant exchange.
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Recovery & Results
Some swelling and minimal bruising can be expected and may, in some cases, last up to three weeks. You will be given a surgical bra and compression garment to ease the swelling and discomfort during the recovery period. Most patients can return to work within a few days after their breast implant removal surgery. Full results are expected within three weeks to three months.
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In your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Janiga, he will walk you through the procedure and what to expect based on your individual case. He can also show you before and after photos of similar procedures he has performed on other Janiga MDs patients.
To set up a consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga for your breast implant removal in Reno, email us today or call 775-364-0224.