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Women choose to undergo breast implant removal surgery for many reasons.

Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure that withdraws breast implants from a patient who had a prior breast augmentation or other breast procedure in which the outermost shell of the implant has broken down. This can cause a capsular contracture. The resulting pain and discomfort can be alleviated with an implant removal or exchange procedure.

You may be a candidate for a breast implant removal if you aren’t happy with your implants or need to adjust the size of your implants, larger or smaller. Dr. Zuriarrain would be happy to provide you with more information.

When it comes to breast implant removal in Miami, Zuri Plastic Surgery is the place to go to have your existing breast implants removed or exchanged.

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Breast Implant Removal FAQS

Am I candidate for a breast implant removal?

If you are in good physical health with a stable weight and you no longer want to have your implants, you are a good candidate for a breast implant removal or exchange. It may be that your implants have ruptured or become harder and tighter causing you pain. You should have a realistic expectation about having your breast implants removed.

Can I combine breast implant removal with another procedure?

Yes, there are many facial and body procedures that can be combined with a breast implant removal, including tummy tuck, liposuction, thigh lift, arm lift, or various procedures on the face.

If I am physically active, when can I return to my activities?

You will need to restrict your activities for a month after your surgery. However, the good news is that you can resume some activities faster than someone who is not regularly active. Take push-ups, running or hiking. You may be able to do those fun pursuits in three weeks instead of over a month. It depends on your physical health and level of activity.

What are the risks with a breast implant removal?

Our Miami breast implant removal procedure is considered safe but like any surgery, there can be some potential risks involved such as bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, hematoma, infection, numbness, poor healing of incisions, scarring, seroma, skin loss or discoloration, swelling or thrombosis.

Will there be a scar from my breast implant removal?

Yes, breast implant removal surgery will result in a scar, but it will heal very well and fade over time to the point where it will be minimal and inconspicuous. It heals in stages over a few months but will never completely disappear.

What are the results of breast implant removal?

The results of your breast implant removal will be permanent. At first, your breasts may appear deflated. It can take up to three weeks for your breast to regain shape.

Why Do I Need a Breast Implant Removal or Exchange?

Many women don’t realize that a breast implant is not a permanent solution. When they speak to Dr. Zuriarrain, they begin to understand that they will one day need a breast implant removal or exchange. The reason for a breast implant removal or exchange is that the body doesn’t stop aging. Gravity is the most common reason but there are also bodily weight fluctuations and hormones that have an effect on the body.

Breast implants exceed their lifespan with the average implant lasting around ten years, although they may require changing sooner. The longer an implant is in place, the more likely it is to rupture. Every few years, it is recommended that women obtain an MRI to check the condition of their implants because it can give crucial information to the doctor. 

Implants can harden or ripple over time. If there are folds forming in the outer layer (the shell), they can cause a rippling effect and be an indication that the implants may need changing. Additionally, an implant can move or harden causing an unnatural feel. To regain confidence, women opt for new implants.

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Top 12 reasons for Breast Implant Removal

There are a wide variety of reasons why you may choose to undergo a breast implant removal surgery:

  1. Ready for a lifestyle change
  2. Desire to have smaller breasts
  3. Your breast is firm or hard causing you pain
  4. You have health concerns 
  5. Suffering from capsular contracture
  6. A ruptured implant
  7. Dissatisfied with the size of breasts
  8. Relief of back pain from the weight of your breasts
  9. An implant has shifted in position 
  10. Improve body image
  11. Sagging implants
  12. Areola reduction

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Choosing a certified and experienced surgeon is the first step to a smooth breast surgery. It’s important to choose a surgeon that can answer all of your questions and that uses the latest cutting edge techniques. The goal is to get the look you want without any extra incisions. You want a surgeon and his team that can make your wishes come true. Get the body you’ve always desired, with one of the best breast implant removal Miami has to offer.

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Breast Implant Removal or Exchange Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Zuriarrain, or Dr. Z for short, all the details will be discussed with you. It will be your opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns that you may have about the implant removal procedure.

Breast implant exchange and implant removal procedures are quite similar, they both start with the removal of the current breast implant.

The vast majority of these procedures are done without the use of general anesthesia. Dr. Z is an expert at removing and replacing implants under local anesthesia. Dr. Z will use the original incision points if possible to reduce the chances of scarring. The first step will be to make an incision and remove the old implants from the breast pockets.

If you no longer require an implant, he can perform a breast lift and reduce any excess skin which will give you a natural look. You can exchange your implants for the same size, smaller, or larger depending on your preferences. In the case of older implants, they can be exchanged with newer generation breast implants.

Recovery After Breast Implant Removal or Exchange

In order to help ensure you receive the best breast implant removal Miami plastic surgeon, Dr. Zuriarrain will advise you to get plenty of rest over the first few days following your implant removal surgery. It is a good idea to wear supporting bras or elastic bandages for support during this initial period. If you experience major discomfort, oral painkillers can be prescribed. You will likely also experience swelling and bruising for the first few days.

Most women go back to their regular routine after a few days. Every individual recovers differently. Dr. Zuriarrain will advise you on when you can return to work depending on the type of work that you do. Most women take a week or so off before returning to work. For at least one month, you will need to avoid strenuous exercises and activities.

Depending on the particulars of your procedure, the final results can be seen once the swelling subsides. In some cases, it can take up to three months for swelling to completely abate and for the results to be fully visible.

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