Introduction to Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal is not about erasing the past, but rather rediscovering the beauty and strength within you. If you’re considering breast implant removal, you’ve come to the right place, where empowerment is the heart of our practice. Breast Implant Removal is a surgical procedure at Plastic Surgery Scottsdale aimed at removing breast implants due to implant-related complications, aesthetic preferences, or changes in personal circumstances. The procedure involves removing the implants and, in some cases, addressing any additional concerns, such as breast tissue reshaping or lift.

What are the Benefits of Breast Implant Removal?

The benefits of a Scottsdale Breast Implant Removal are multifaceted. Some of the key differences for our patients include the following:

  • Better peace of mind
  • Enhanced natural appearance
  • Improved comfort
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Long-term cost savings
  • Personalized options
  • Resolution of implant-related complications

What is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast Implant Removal in Scottsdale is a cosmetic procedure designed to address various concerns related to previous breast augmentation surgeries. While breast implants are designed to be long-lasting, it is important to note that they are not permanent, and some women may need to consider implant exchange or removal after approximately fifteen years or more.

This procedure is commonly chosen by women who are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or appearance of their implants, or in cases of implant leakage or capsular contraction. By undergoing Breast Implant Removal, women have the opportunity to restore a more natural chest or opt for implants that better align with their desired size and shape.

Dr. Golger’s expertise and commitment to patient satisfaction ensure that each individual receives personalized care and achieves their desired results. Reasons why our Scottsdale Breast Implant Removal patients look into breast implant removal:

  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant rupture/Leak
  • Implant size dissatisfaction
  • Pain/Discomfort
  • Infection
  • Change in lifestyle
  • Breast cancer diagnosis
  • Breast implant illness
  • Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Lymphoma
  • Personal Choice

Who Are The
Best Candidates
For the Breast Implant Removal Procedure?

Good candidates for Breast Implant Removal at Plastic Surgery Scottsdale include individuals who:

  • Are experiencing discomfort or pain related to their implants have been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL or Breast Implant Illness
  • Desire to restore their natural breast appearance
  • Experience complications or dissatisfaction with their current breast implants, such as implant rupture, capsular contracture, or infection
  • Have concerns for the safety or longevity of current implants
  • Want to downsize or remove their implants after breast augmentation surgery
  • Wish to remove their breast implants for personal reasons or changes in lifestyle

Candidates need to have a consultation with Dr. Golger to assess their specific situation and determine the best course of action for breast implant removal.

What’s the First Step?

If you believe it’s time to remove your breast implants, your first step is to contact Plastic Surgery Scottsdale and schedule your consultation with Dr. Golger. When you come in, he will take his time to discuss all aspects of the procedure, including projected recovery and any potential complications associated with the surgery. He will listen to your concerns and aesthetic goals, and ask you questions regarding your medical and surgical history. We encourage you to be very open and honest when talking with Dr. Golger. He is completely discreet and confidential, and any information that you provide will help prevent unnecessary risks.

Dr. Golger will give your breasts and body a thorough examination and discuss the best techniques for your procedure. Once the two of you have discussed and agreed upon every aspect of your surgery, Dr. Golger will write your surgical plan and our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule the date of your procedure.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Implant Removal Surgery

On the day of your surgery, you will begin by being administered anesthesia, either in the form of intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Golger will discuss the pros and cons of each during your consultation and together, you will decide which one is best for you.

Once you are properly sedated, Dr. Golger will begin by making an incision either around the areola or under the lower fold of your breasts. Through this incision, the implant will be removed, as well as any scar tissue. If you are having an implant removal in conjunction with an implant revision, he will then insert the new implant. Once Dr. Golger is finished, he will close the incisions with either stitches, tape, or skin adhesives.

The surgery takes somewhere between one and three hours, depending on the extent of your procedure.

Breast Implant Removal Recovery

After your Breast Implant Removal, you will be monitored in our recovery room as you wake up from sedation. Once Dr. Golger releases you, you will be able to return home to recover peacefully.

As part of your initial recovery, you will need to rest for at least two full days with limited physical activity, so it will be beneficial to have an adult caretaker available to assist you during this time. You may experience tenderness and swelling around the incision sites, which is completely normal. Dr. Golger will temporarily prescribe you pain medication to relieve these symptoms.

The amount of time you will need to take off of work depends on whether the implants are just removed (shorter time off) or if the implants are being exchanged for a different size (longer time off). This is because implant exchanges often require breast capsule modifications (breast capsulorrhaphy), which is a more extensive recovery.

During your recovery period, you will need to wear a compressive support bra to provide additional support for your delicate breast tissue, protect the area from impact or injury, and help your muscles adjust to your new contour. You’ll need to wear the support bra and avoid strenuous physical activity for at least three to four weeks, restricting the movement of the upper body, lifting, or any other strenuous physical activity. ​​After coming in for your post-surgery follow-up, Dr. Golger will let you know when you can resume light activities, such as jogging.

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How Much Does Breast Implant Removal Cost in Scottsdale?

The cost of Breast Implant Removal in Scottsdale can vary based on the specific procedure and treatment plan. During your consultation, we will thoroughly evaluate your unique needs and goals to create a personalized approach. Once Dr. Golger and you agree on a treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator will then provide you with detailed pricing information based on the specific factors involved in your breast implant removal procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Golger?

Dr. Alexander Golger is a highly recognized plastic surgeon in both Canada and the U.S. and has been frequently asked to share his knowledge and insights at national and international surgeons’ conferences because of his dedication, commitment, and experience to the plastic surgery community. In addition to helping his cosmetic surgery patients achieve their aesthetic goals at his plastic surgery clinics in Scottsdale and Toronto, Dr. Golger also serves as a staff plastic surgeon at Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto and Lakeridge Health Hospital in Oshawa, Ontario. Dr. Golger is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Golger also has hospital privalages at the renowed HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center.

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It’s time for some peace of mind with your new balanced aesthetics. To schedule a consultation for Breast Implant Removal with Dr. Golger please contact our office in Scottsdale. Our friendly team will be delighted to assist you in setting up an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you and addressing your specific needs and goals in person.

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