For many women, breast implants are a dream realized. For others, the decision to get breast implants is one they would rather undo. For those who feel their breast implants are no longer serving their needs, a breast implant removal could help. At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa. Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez is skilled in performing this procedure for patients in and around Pittsburgh, PA. Learn how our team can assist you.
What is Breast Implant Removal?
Breast implant removal is a procedure in which the breast implants are removed to return the breasts to their original size. Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez understands this can be a major decision for patients, and provides breast implant removal before and after photos, so patients understand what they can expect.
How Much Does Breast Implant Removal Cost?
The price of breast implant removal will vary depending on a variety of factors, including size and removal technique. We’ll calculate your unique cost during your consultation. Additionally, we’re glad to accept a wide range of payment options, including financing through Dollar Bank and CareCredit®.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal?
If you’re dissatisfied with your implants, or you feel your implants are negatively impacting your overall health, you could be a good candidate for this procedure. However, the best way to determine your candidacy for this or any procedure is to schedule a consultation.
How is Breast Implant Removal Performed?
Each implant removal is a customized procedure, designed to address the patient’s unique needs. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, and begins with an incision under the fold of the breast or below the areola. Depending on the type of implants being removed, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez will use specified techniques to ensure the implant is safely withdrawn. Before closing the incision, he may also remove any scar tissue that may have formed around the implant.
In some cases, it may make sense to have a breast implant removal and lift. This combination procedure ensures the smaller breasts don’t sag or appear deflated. You can discuss this option with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez during your consultation.
What is Recovery Like After Breast Implant Removal?
During your consultation, our team will discuss how to care for your incisions in detail, as well as instructions for any medications you may take and how to keep the incisions clean and free of infection. Given the fact this procedure removes the implants and returns your breasts to their pre-implant size, your breast appearance after implant removal will be natural. Full recovery will take several weeks, however, many patients are able to return to work or school after one week.
How Long Will My Breast Implant Removal Results Last?
Once your body has healed, you will be able to enjoy the look and feel of your breasts after implant removal, for the long-term.
Breast implant removal can be a liberating procedure. If you are ready to return to your pre-implant size, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez is poised to help. Our office is convenient for residents of Pittsburgh, Monroeville and Wexford, PA. To learn more and schedule your consultation, contact us today.