While some women are scheduling their breast implant procedures, others are considering having theirs removed. Women often hesitate to have their implants removed. They worry their breasts will look deflated or misshapen. At Somenek Pittman MD in Washington, D.C., Dr. Pittman is a nationally renowned breast expert. His expertise allows him to create a customized plan for your breast removal that will leave you feeling confident.
Why Undergo Breast Implant Removal Surgery?
Women are unhappy with their breast implants for a variety of reasons. The aging process can change your body, resulting in the breast beginning to sag over the implant. It is a common issue in women who received their implants in their 20s and early 30s.
Sometimes the implant’s weight can weaken the breast tissue making it visible. Large implants can also cause neck and should pain as you grow older.
Capsular contracture and breast implant deformities are other reasons why women may want to remove their implants. Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue along the incisions becomes overly thick. It often results in hard and misshapen breasts. Significant weight gain or loss can also cause breast implant deformities.
Whatever your reason, Dr. Pittman will discuss your options, along with the benefits of undergoing breast implant removal surgery.
Recovery After Breast Implant Removal Surgery
Breast implant removal surgery requires some downtime. It typically takes around one week before you can return to work. You also want to avoid strenuous physical activity for about four weeks. You want to give the sutures time to heal.
You can expect some swelling and bruising around the incisions. It’s normal and gradually fades within a few weeks. A follow-up appointment is required for Dr. Pittman to check your progress and remove the sutures.
Contact Somenek and Pittman MD for Your Breast Reduction Surgery
Removing your breast implants doesn’t mean you will be left with flat and saggy breasts. Dr. Pittman will work with you to customize a plan that will leave you looking and feeling great. Contact the Washington D.C. office online or call 202 933-5934 to schedule an appointment.