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Breast Implant Removal

Boca Raton Breast Implant Removal - Dr. Scott Farber

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Breast augmentation continues to be the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure year after year in the United States. Because the number of augmentations is so high, this means that breast implant removal has also been steadily on the rise. Many women ultimately decide that they no longer want their breast implants.

Whether you are seeking breast implant removal because of a lifestyle change, medical concern, aesthetic preference, or something else, choosing a highly trained and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Scott Farber is a must if you want to enjoy the best results. Dr. Farber is an expert in breast surgeries such as breast augmentation, breast revision, breast lift, nipple reduction, breast reduction, breast implant exchange, and more. If your prior breast surgery left you with unsatisfactory results, we suggest that you come to see us first. Dr. Farber is a highly experienced breast revision surgeon who skillfully addresses both simple and complex issues arising from previous surgeries.

Learn more about breast implant removal in Boca Raton, Tampa, and Sarasota, FL, by reading on or schedule a consultation with Dr. Farber and his team today by calling (561) 503-2700 or contacting us online.

What is Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

Breast implant removal surgery aims to safely extract breast implants after a previous breast augmentation procedure. Patients may choose to have their implants removed for various reasons and can choose between implant removal, exchange, lift, and other options. The most common procedures that accompany breast implant removal surgery is the removal of any scar tissue around the implant (capsulectomy) and breast lift, to lift and tighten any skin that has been stretched over the years by the breast implant.

Why Would I Consider Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

Patients choose to have their implants removed for a variety of reasons, often including:

Lifestyle Changes: Patients often find that they simply do not live the same lifestyle as they once did and have decided to make a change. These patients can choose to have their implants taken out entirely or opt to have newer implants put in.

Medical Concerns: Some of our patients seek to have their implants extracted because of medical conditions or worries. Capsular contracture, or a hardening and tightening of the scar tissue that surrounds the implant, may be a reason, along with implant rupturing.

Aesthetic Issues: Breast implants can begin to look different over time, especially with body changes like weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, or other similar factors. These can all lead to sagging breasts, asymmetry, and more. Implant removal can be done on its own or with another procedure to correct these issues.

Implant Expiration: Sometimes, patients decide not to have new implants inserted after their original ones expire. After all, implants are not made to be lifetime devices and should not stay in for longer than the manufacturer’s 10-15-year recommendation.

Each of these reasons is a wholly valid reason for wanting to have implants removed. Dr. Farber’s primary concern is helping you achieve your goals in a safe, helpful, and friendly manner.

Why Choose Dr. Farber for my Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

Expert training, academic success, and outstanding results are just a few of the reasons why a patient may choose Dr. Farber. Farber has performed countless breast implant removal surgeries in his many years as a board-certified plastic surgeon. Patients frequently visit Dr. Farber after receiving unsatisfactory results elsewhere. 

Farber Plastic Surgery has become synonymous with world-class plastic surgery service, care, and results in Florida. We invite you to see for yourself why so many patients choose Dr. Farber as their breast surgery specialist in Florida. 

How is Breast Implant Removal Conducted?

Each patient is unique, which is why Dr. Farber takes a personalized approach to every surgery. You will discuss your concerns, goals, and procedural details with Dr. Farber when you come in for a consultation, and from there, you and he will develop a customized surgical plan.

However, the procedure will follow some general steps for every patient, as listed below:

Anesthesia: Breast implant removal surgery will be conducted under general anesthesia at our plastic surgery practice’s facility in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Farber will meet with you before the operation, answer any last-minute questions, and make sure you are safe, comfortable, and prepared. Our experts will then safely sedate you. 

Incisions: Dr. Farber will create your incisions in the most inconspicuous location possible. He can often reuse the same incision sites as your original breast augmentation procedure.

Preparing for Your Breast Implant Removal Consultation

Deciding to schedule a consultation for breast implant removal surgery in Boca Raton is a big step towards regaining your confidence. There are no risks with scheduling a consultation— you and Dr. Farber will simply explore your breast implant removal surgery choices to see if the procedure is a good fit for what you are looking to achieve.

The best way to prepare for your consultation is to think about what you want to achieve. Do you want to remove your implants or replace them? Do you want to remove your implants and reshape them breasts with a breast lift? It’s best to have a general idea of these before coming in. Also, bring a list of questions for Dr. Farber to answer. He wants to put you at ease by educating you so that you can make an informed choice on your own.

Restored confidence and appearance are now just a few steps aways. We invite you to learn more about breast implant removal surgery by contacting us for your consultation with Dr. Farber. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Boca Raton Breast Implant Removal FAQ

While this is a possibility, not all breast removal surgeries need to be en bloc removals. These are mainly reserved for cases in which the capsule has hardened and constricted the implant considerably. Dr. Farber will only remove tissue and capsule that he feels needs to be extracted.

Most women can return to work in five days and have minimal discomfort after the surgery. If you’ve had the breast implants removed due to capsular contracture, there may be more discomfort, and the recovery time can be longer.

You will need to avoid lifting anything over five kilograms or exercising excessively for the first six weeks after your surgery.  While you will usually be able to resume normal activity after six weeks, your breasts will take several months to settle into their new position.

Breast implant removal scars typically heal very well and are often inconspicuous. It’s important to note they heal in stages, with the process taking three to four months. While the scars will fade, they will never disappear entirely.

It may be the case that your breasts will droop or sag after breast implant removal. However, some volume and shape will naturally return, given enough time. You can also choose to have another implant placed or a breast lift to retain shape and volume after your removal.