Common reasons for removing breast implants
There are a variety of reasons women choose to remove their breast implants, including:
Dissatisfaction with the appearance of their breasts
In many cases, women chose to undergo implant removal with Westlake Village plastic surgeon Dr. Schwartz because the appearance of their breasts do not match their expectations, or because they desire a more subtle and natural appearance.
A common and significant breast implant complication, capsular contracture results in hardened, distorted and painful breasts. To successfully treat the condition and prevent a recurrence, surgery is required to remove the implant. In some cases women choose not to replace their implants with new ones while other times they do.
When women gain weight after having a breast augmentation and are unable to return to the body size they were prior to surgery, their breasts can become disproportionately large for their body. Either removing the implant, or replacing it with a smaller one can help maintain a proportionate appearance.
If your implants have ruptured or become deformed, they will need to be surgically removed to restore a natural and appealing overall look.
An overview of breast implant removal
To help you prepare for a breast implant removal, Thousand Oaks plastic surgeon Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly explain what you can expect from surgery during your initial consultation. During that time, he will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations to ensure an optimal outcome.
If you decide to receive breast implant removal in Thousand Oaks with Dr. Schwartz, your surgery will be customized based on your unique needs. However, most patients benefit from having their breasts enhanced once the implant is removed, to ensure a pleasing final outcome. To that end, Dr. Schwartz will tighten loose breast tissue to ensure your breasts are perky after surgery. If you possess a significant amount of loose skin, Dr. Schwartz may also recommend a breast lift to remove any excess volume that may interfere with an impeccable surgical outcome.
Dr. Schwartz’s talent and capabilities as a surgeon are beyond compare. Please take a moment to view our beautiful photo gallery, to see for yourself the exquisite results that are possible when you undergo breast implant removal with Dr. Michael R. Schwartz.
What to expect during recovery
Although breast implant removal is an emotionally significant surgery, you should not expect a substantial recovery period. Most patients have very minimal post-operative pain and swelling, which can be easily managed with the pain medication prescribed by Dr. Schwartz. Most patients feel well enough to return to work within one week, however you are advised to avoid exercise, strenuous activity and heavy lifting for at least three weeks. In most cases, you should be able to resume all of your normal activities six weeks after your Westlake Village breast implant removal. Dr. Schwartz and his staff will provide you with specific guidance during your post-operative appointments.
Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz
A nationally recognized breast surgeon.
Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.
A leading national authority in his field, Dr. Schwartz’s expertise in breast enhancement and other plastic surgery procedures is beyond compare. He’s a national educator for Sientra and Mentor Corporations breast implants and routinely trains other leading surgeons on how to achieve optimal results during their procedures. He also teaches his techniques and procedures on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.