While many women are happy with their breast augmentation, some do need to have them removed due to a change of personal aesthetic or issues with the implants. Breast implant removal is a procedure designed to help our Miami patients remove the breast implants and revise their size and shape, or to remove the implants and leave the breasts without implants at all.
What is the recovery time for breast explant surgery?
For some women, breast explant surgery can be an easier recovery than the original implants. Most women are able to return to work in five days. However, if the breast implants were removed with the capsule, the recovery time will be longer.
After the procedure, your breasts will take several months to fully settle into their new position. You will experience some swelling for the first couple of weeks. A compression bra can help minimize swelling during the first few days to a week. During the first month and a half after surgery, avoid heavy lifting or exercise.
Breast implant removal scars tend to heal well and are not easily visible. They will fade, but not disappear completely.