What does the procedure entail?
Are there any alternatives?
What can I expect?
Who is a good candidate?
The entire implant and its contents are removed and the surrounding interal tissue is also removed if desired or if necessary. The natural breast tissue, nipple and areola, and skin are then brought together in such a way as to make up for the loss of the implant and re-establish the breast in a more beautiful shape and a more appropriate position. This often involves surface scars on the breast which tend to heal very well. Dr. Gurley firmly believes that if the position and shape of the breast is perfect for you, then the scars are less of an isssue. In fact, some of the worse scars one will see on the internet are due to the fact that inappropriate decisions were made in terms of the extent of skin removal.
Instead of removing an implant completely, the implant could be replaced with a different size and style. Its also an option to re-position existing breast implants or leave the implants in place while lifting the breast tissue back onto the existing implant. Removing an implant without a lift is also an option for many women who have small implants or who simply want less volume and are not as worried about the appearance of the breast while unclothed.
Expect, in most cases, needing little to no pain medicaitons for this procedure. Since there are NO drains, NO pain pumps and NO tight binding, normal activities and work can be resumed within 24 hours. We have tailored recovery recommendations to make your outcome as predictable and beautiful as possible. This advice is personalized and largely depends upon exactly the surgical techniques used during your operation. Exercise is restricted 4-6 weeks or until Dr. Gurley indicates its safe to do so.
You may want to consider breast implant removal with lift if:
You feel like your breasts are too large or too low or have lost their attractiveness.
Your breast tissue has grown and has become dissassociated with the implants.
Your breast implants have lost shape, moved or become painful.
You just arent happy with the implants any longer.
Real Artistic Outcomes
As a reconstructive Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gurley has had the opportunity to care for patients who have lost their breasts due to cancer, never developed normal breasts since childhood, or have suffered from changes in the breasts due to age, weight fluctuations or pregnancy. In fact, the true sign of a capable breast plastic surgeon is one who has the ability to create a breast from nothing. Dr. Gurley’s deeply imbedded surgical technical skills combined with her uniquely inherent artistic eye is what sets her results apart from her colleagues creating uniquely beautiful and aesthetically pleasing breasts. The combined breast implant removal with lift requires experience and careful attention to detail. See for yourself the many happy patients who have entrusted Dr. Gurley with their breast implant concerns.
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