San Francisco Breast Implant Removal
To find out more about Breast implant removal with Dr. David Sieber at Sieber Plastic Surgery, call us today at: 415-915-9000 or schedule a consultation here.
Breast Implant Removal Improvements
Implant removal may improve:
Breast Implant Removal Technique
Dr. Sieber is typically able to use your previous incisions to remove your old implants. If you are having a breast lift or an additional procedure like liposuction, Dr. Sieber will make marks for that part of the procedure on you as well in the preoperative area. After under anesthesia, your old incisions will be opened and your implants are removed. Dr. Sieber may need to insert a small drain to help remove any fluid which builds up after the surgery and to prevent any accumulation of fluid in your breast pocket.
Some patients desire to have the capsules around the implants removed at the same time. Dr. Sieber is able to perform total capsulectomies during the implant removal process.
Breast Implant Removal Before & Afters
These Breast Implant Removal before and after pictures represent actual patients from Dr. Sieber. They will help to assist you in understanding your various options and enable you to set realistic goals for your own surgical outcome.
Preparing for Implant Removal Surgery
Before breast implant removal, your healthcare provider will give you specific instructions to help you prepare. You may need to:
- Adjust current medications or start new ones.
- Avoid medicines that increase bleeding risks, such as anti-inflammatory drugs or certain herbal supplements.
- Stop smoking or using tobacco products.
Usually, breast implant removal is an outpatient surgery, meaning you can leave the same day. Before the operation, you will need to arrange transportation to return home.
Recovery from Implant Removal Surgery
Swelling and bruising are common after surgery and will slowly resolve over the first 2-3 weeks. If you required drains, they typically remain in place for 3-7 days. They will be removed in the office once the output has dropped below an acceptable range. Most patients take 3 to 5 days off from work to recover after surgery.
After surgery, you will need to refrain from any rigorous activity for the first 2 weeks, and avoid lifting anything heavier than 10 lbs. After that point, you may gradually increase your activity level. Listen to your body and if it feels like you are overdoing it, then scale your activity back some.
San Francisco Breast Implant Removal Frequently Asked Questions
View our before-and-after photo galleries to see the results our breast implant removal patients have achieved.
Will my breasts go back to the same size they were prior to my breast augmentation?
This depends on a number of factors, mostly the size of the implants you had as well as how long you had them. Larger implants which have been in for a long time are more likely to leave you with excess skin which may require a lift to restore a better breast shape.
Does Dr. Sieber perform en bloc capsulectomies?
Yes, Dr. Sieber is able to do this. An en bloc capsulectomy is the removal of the capsule with the implant at the same time.
Will removing my capsules help with systemic symptoms I’ve been experiencing?
Although Dr. Sieber is not able to ensure relief from any symptoms, many of his patients have noticed an improvement immediately after surgery.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.