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Breast Implant Removal in Dallas

Breast Implant Removal in Dallas

While breast enhancement is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States, a number of women experience medical or cosmetic concerns that force them to consider a breast implant removal.

We understand that your choice to undergo a breast implant removal procedure is a very personal decision, and that you may have a lot of questions, anxieties, and concerns about it. However, the most important consideration is to receive your breast implant removal in Dallas from a reputable plastic surgeon. Our offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, and Southlake are staffed by some of the top plastic surgeons in Texas who are experts in the delicate art of breast surgery.

Top Reasons For Breast Implant Removal

Many women in Dallas elect to remove their breast implants either for the cosmetic or health reasons listed below:

  • Size – A woman’s breasts may change in size with age, weight changes, and pregnancy. When that happens, the change in breast volume may lead to the need to change the breast implant size or to remove it altogether.
  • Lifestyle – As the phase of a woman’s life changes, she may decide that breast implants no longer fit where she is in life nor the activities that she really enjoys.
  • Rupture – The FDA has emphasized that breast implants should not be considered lifetime devices, and that most women will need to change them out at some point during their lifetime. The vast majority of breast implants in the United States now come with anywhere from a 10 to 20-year warranty against rupture.
  • Capsular Contracture – When a breast implant is placed, the body immediately forms a thin capsule around the implant to protect itself. Usually, this capsule is a tissue paper thin layer of scar. In rare cases, though, a much thicker layer of scar tissue can form around an implant causing it to be painful, hard and move out of position. Removing the implant and scar tissue can be curative.
  • BII – Breast Implant Illness is a rare condition that may cause women to have a range of symptoms including brain fog, chronic fatigue, joint pain, hair loss, skin rashes, headaches, dry mouth and eyes, memory lapses, and concentration issues. Fortunately, the vast majority of women who present with symptoms of breast implant illness or BII report that they feel better after breast implant removal.
  • BIA-ALCL – There is an extremely rare form of lymphoma that can be associated with one type of breast implants, known as textured breast implants. The most common presenting symptom for BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) is sudden onset of swelling in one or both breasts that is often associated with a fluid collection or seroma around the implant. Fortunately, in the vast majority of cases, removing the implant and the scar tissue around the implant is curative.

How Are Breast Implants Removed?

Very often, breast implants can be removed through the incisions that a patient already has. If that is not possible, then a small incision can be made on the underside of the breast to remove the implants.

Will I Need a Breast Lift?

In the majority of cases, our plastic surgeons are able to remove your breast implants without a breast lift. In certain cases, where the skin has either been stretched by weight changes, pregnancies, or large implants, a breast lift or mastopexy may be required to help eliminate the extra skin and create a pleasing shape. During your consultation in our Plano, Dallas, Frisco, Fort Worth, or Southlake offices, our plastic surgeons will assess the potential need for a breast lift and discuss that with you.

Breast Implant Alternatives

Loss of breast volume and shape is often a big deterrent to removing your breast implants. In many cases, liposuction can be performed in other parts of the body and the fat that is removed can be transferred to the breast to help give some, but usually not all, of that volume and shape back.

What is an En-Bloc Capsulectomy?

An en-bloc capsulectomy refers to the removal of all of the scar tissue or breast implant capsule around an implant in one piece while removing the breast implant. The procedure has gained notoriety as many women who seek breast implant removal for breast implant illness (BII) request it.

It is important to note that it may not always be possible to perform an en-bloc capsulectomy. This is because the scar tissue or breast implant capsule that is on the back side of the implant may be tightly adherent to the chest wall. Removing it in some patients is quite easy, while in others, it can lead to damage to the lungs or heart.

It should also be noted that studies have shown that it is the actual removal of the breast implant not the removal of the capsule that causes improvements in breast implant illness. In fact, the removal of breast implant capsule either partial, total or en-bloc did not show to improve breast implant illness symptoms more than simple removal of the implant alone.

What to Expect from a Breast Implant Removal in Plano

Prior to your breast implant removal surgery, our expert medical team will advise you to stop taking any blood thinners, vaping, recreational drugs, cigarette smoking, or any other nicotine products for at least a month before and six weeks after surgery day.

We recommend that you take five days off after your surgery to recover. Make sure you have help around the house.

To ensure that your body heals as cleanly as possible and that your results last, we recommend that you strive for a healthy, active, and balanced lifestyle after your breast removal surgery in Southlake. It is critical that you:

  • Maintain a healthy, balanced diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein
  • Take a daily multivitamin or supplement to ensure that you are meeting your nutritional needs
  • Ensure adequate hydration with eight glasses of water daily
  • Maintain your beautiful new body with adequate exercise
  • Avoid poor lifestyle habits such as smoking and nicotine use

Our team will provide an expected timeline of when you can resume certain activities and we are always available to answer questions.

Place a Call to Discuss a Breast Implant Removal in Dallas

Our team of medical specialists can provide you with support and guidance regarding any concerns you have about your implants and the potential to remove them.

Our team of medical professionals understands that your voice matters when it comes to determining a cosmetic plan. Contact us today for a discovery consultation for your breast implant removal procedure in Dallas.

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