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Breast Implant Removal - Scottsdale, AZ

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About Breast Implant Removal

After undergoing breast augmentation, which enhances the size and/or shape of the breasts, women may decide they would like to have them removed for a number of factors. At John Williams, MD Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. John Williams regularly consults with patients who want to remove their breast implants for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, a breast lift might be needed after implant removal based on the size of the former implants, as well as how much your skin has stretched. A breast lift can help minimize excess or sagging skin that could remain after implant removal. If you're wanting to return to your original breast size, implant removal surgery along with a breast lift can produce beautiful and natural results. If you are interested in discussing this or any of our other breast procedures, we invite you to schedule your consultation at our Scottsdale, AZ office. 

Ideal Candidates

Implant removal surgery may be desired to correct an array of rare but potential issues a patient might experience after a breast augmentation, such as hardening scar tissue (capsular contracture), breast implant-related illness, implant malfunction, and unhappiness with the breast size. Sometimes, women might just prefer their original breasts and decide to restore their natural look. Whatever the reason, breast implant removal can counteract the results of breast augmentation and (when combined with a breast lift) can reestablish a natural, desirable aesthetic. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Williams will speak with you about your desired outcome and how best to achieve that goal.

Surgical Technique

During your surgery, the implants and scar tissue, capsule, are removed using one of two advanced techniques, En Bloc or total/partial capsulectomy, depending on which procedure is considered the most appropriate and safest. Dr. Williams makes these decisions after determining the individual needs and condition of each individual patient. After the implants have been removed, you may choose to undergo a breast lift depending on your aesthetic goals and what was discussed and determined during your consultation. In some cases, women decide to re-augment their breasts with a different size or type of implant, during what is called breast revision or implant exchange, after their implants are removed. Dr. Williams and his team will ensure you understand each of your options prior to your procedure. 

What to Expect

The time it takes to recover from surgery is variable for every individual, depending upon the reconstruction needed after the procedure. After your surgery, Dr. Williams will provide you with post-procedure directions and may recommend additional treatments or medications to help reduce scarring and discomfort. For the first few weeks, patients will experience bruising and swelling and should limit strenuous exercise until instructed otherwise. However, patients are encouraged to have moderate activity starting the day of surgery to help with blood circulation and prevent clots. Optimal results can typically be observed approximately 4 – 6 months after the procedure.

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There are many reasons why you may have chosen to have your implants removed. Regardless of whether they are the wrong texture, shape, or size, John Williams, MD Plastic Surgery can help you to get the look you desire with breast implant removal. At a consultation in our Scottsdale, AZ facility, Dr. Williams will discuss your goals in detail and help you choose an option to restore the desired appearance of your breasts. For more information, contact John Williams, MD Plastic Surgery at your earliest convenience.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.