Breast Implant Removal Surgery Phoenix AZ

There is a lot of discussion in the news these days about the dangers of certain types of breast implants and their connection to cancer. Although breast implants can greatly improve the size and shape of a woman’s breasts and improve her overall appearance and self-esteem, in some patients breast implants can create a variety of health issues that outweigh their benefits. These include a malfunction or leakage of the implant itself, scar tissue, also called capsular contracture, localized pain, and dissatisfaction with the breast size following implant surgery. At G. Robert Meger Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we are qualified to help women throughout the greater Phoenix area who currently have an issue regarding their breast implants and are considering breast implant removal surgery in Phoenix AZ.

Breast implant removal surgery is often the best option for women who are dissatisfied with the results of their original breast implant surgery procedure. Following a confidential consultation with Dr. Meger, the patient is advised about how breast implant removal surgery can specifically address their health concerns. Options are discussed as to how to make the patient’s breasts look and feel as normal as possible once again following removal of the breast implants.

If the existing breast implant is heavy or large, the patient’s skin may have stretched in order to accommodate a larger, heavier breast size and shape. As a result, breast implant removal surgery may need to include a breast lift procedure in order to eliminate excess stretched skin and create a breast that is as normal and healthy looking as possible. A moderate lift following removal of the breast implants can usually solve such issues as loose, sagging or wrinkled skin around the breast pocket. In some instances, liposuctioning of fat from the thighs, buttocks or abdomen to transfer to the breast area may also be necessary.

Patients should expect a 4 to 6 week recovery period following breast implant removal surgery in which strenuous activity is limited. Recovery periods may be longer if more extensive breast restoration is required once the implants have been removed. Women in the Phoenix area with breast implants who are dissatisfied with their texture, size, shape or performance, should schedule a consultation with Dr. Meger. We can answer all questions and concerns regarding the risks as well as the benefits of breast implant removal surgery and the best course of action to proceed for ultimate patient satisfaction and good health.

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