When Is the Right Time for a Breast Implant Removal and Replacement?

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Whether it is due to the age or condition of your breast implants or you’re no longer satisfied with your implants, breast implant removal and replacement can help. Eric S. Schaffer, MD, FACS, can remove your breast implants and provide you with new implants if needed. With his extensive experience with breast procedures, he is equipped to provide you with full, natural-looking breasts that meet your aesthetic goals. Here are some indications it may be time for a breast implant removal and replacement.

What Is Breast Implant Removal?

A breast implant removal surgery reverses the effects of breast augmentation by removing the implants. You have a few options from there, which we will discuss below.

What Are My Options Following Breast Implant Removal?

After having implants removed, you may experience breast ptosis (sagging) due to the loss of volume. This occurs because breast implants can stretch the skin and breast tissue, which can cause the breasts to sag without the implant. If you choose to replace the implant, Dr. Schaffer will carefully select an implant that meets your goals and body type. However, if you do not want new implants, Dr. Schaffer may recommend a breast lift. This procedure can resolve any sagging and help shape the breasts.

What Procedures Can Go With a Breast Implant Removal?

Patients can benefit from a breast lift, mommy makeover, tummy tuck, or other skin-tightening procedures to restore the breast area.

When Is the Right Time for a Breast Implant Removal?

If your breast implant has ruptured, is leaking, or is causing health complications, breast implant removal should be completed right away. However, if you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your breast implants, the decision of when to remove them is up to you. However, you must wait at least one year after your breast augmentation to ensure proper healing and recovery from your initial procedure.

Contact Eric S. Schaffer, MD, FACS

If you’re interested in breast implant removal in San Antonio, TX, contact the office of Eric S. Schaffer, board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Schaffer can perform your implant removal and any follow-up procedures to enhance your new look. Call our office today at 210-227-3223 to schedule a consultation.

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