Women choose to remove their breast implants for a variety of reasons. Over time, breasts will change due to pregnancy, gravity, and aging. These changes, in combination with a breast implant, can cause significant distortions to the breast’s appearance. In some cases, the implant will become firm or hard, or change the shape or appearance of the breast. Some women note unusual symptoms that they may attribute to the presence of their breast implants.
If this sounds like your situation, you are in the right place. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Steele can perform a capsulectomy and implant removal to address your concerns. In many cases, this can be combined with an implant replacement, breast reduction, breast lift, or a combination of these procedures. If you are interested in breast implant removal in Parker County, we are happy to review breast surgery options with you.
Breast implants are not lifetime devices and generally require a revisionary procedure to remove or exchange the implant within 10-20 years after initial placement. In some cases, a woman will opt to exchange her implants just because a certain amount of time has elapsed since her initial surgery. In most cases, however, there are issues such as ptosis (sagging), implant malposition, asymmetry, capsule contracture (hardening), or implant rupture.
During your consultation with Dr. Steele, he will discuss your goals for surgery and explain any risks. To ensure you are an ideal candidate for this surgical procedure, he will ask about your medical conditions, previous surgeries, and any medications you are taking. It is best to come prepared with any questions you have so that you are comfortable and confident in your final decision for surgery.
To prepare for your breast implant removal in Parker County, you will be given instructions on preparing for your procedure, including when to refrain from eating or drinking, how to bathe before surgery, and what to wear. Our team wants to support you throughout your journey and ensure a safe and comfortable experience.
Most breast implant removal surgeries in Parker County are performed under general anesthesia. You will receive medications to help manage pain and discomfort during and after your procedure.
Dr. Steele will begin by making an incision to access the implants. The location of this incision will depend on the location of your implants and surrounding scar tissue. Common incision sites are under the breast or around the areola. Over time, scar tissue naturally develops around an implant, creating a tissue capsule. In addition to the implant, Dr. Steele will perform a partial or complete capsulectomy, depending on your anatomy, implant integrity, and concerns. After the removal procedure is complete, dressings and surgical drains are placed to evacuate excess fluid from the old implant site.
You deserve to feel comfortable in your body. A breast implant removal in Parker County can address the problems you are experiencing with your implants and restore your self-confidence.
During your initial consultation, you discuss your medical situation, goals, and expectations with our experienced plastic surgery team. Contact our office today to get started.