Breast Implant Removal (With Optional Lift and/or Fat Transfer) – Alpharetta & Atlanta, GA

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About Breast Implant Removal

After undergoing a breast augmentation to change the size and shape of the breasts, some women may decide to have them removed for a variety of reasons. At Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Marisa Lawrence, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, consults with women who want to remove their breast implants. At times, a breast lift may be needed after implant removal, depending on the size and type of the implants and how much your skin was stretched. A lift can typically help eliminate excess or sagging skin that can remain after implant removal. If you are wishing to return to your original breast size, breast implant removal surgery and a breast lift can create beautiful results to restore the natural look and feel of your breasts. As one of Georgia's most talented female plastic surgeons, Dr. Lawrence is equipped and experienced to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

Ideal Candidates

Breast implant removal can be utilized to correct an array of concerns a patient might have after a breast augmentation, including scar tissue (capsular contracture), implant malfunction, and dissatisfaction with the breast size. In some cases, women may just prefer their original breast and wish to return them to their natural appearance. Regardless of the reason, breast implant removal can operate to counteract the results of breast augmentation and when combined with a breast lift, it can restore a natural, desired aesthetic appearance. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Lawrence will discuss with you about your overall goals for your breasts and how to reach them.

Surgical Technique

For the breast implant removal procedure, the implants will be removed and scar tissue may also need to be eliminated. Scar tissue is not uncommon after receiving implants and needs to be removed if it is affecting the shape of the breast or causing pain. After the implants have been taken out, Dr. Lawrence may execute a breast lift, fat transfer, or both, depending on what was discussed during your consultation. There are also several alternatives to restore volume after an implant removal procedure to enhance the shape of the breast.

What to Expect

The recovery time will vary for each patient, depending upon the reconstruction needed following the implant removal. After the surgery, Dr. Lawrence will deliver post-procedure instructions and may recommend additional procedures to help reduce scarring. For the first few weeks, patients will experience bruising and swelling and should limit strenuous exercise until instructed otherwise. However, patients are encouraged to get up and slowly move around as it will help with blood flow. Optimal results can typically be seen roughly 4 – 6 months after the procedure.

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Average Cost  
From $4,000
Recovery Time  
1 Week
Average Procedure Time  
1 – 2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Restore Your Natural Look

Numerous factors can make you unhappy with your existing breast implants. Whether they are the wrong texture, shape, or size, Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the appearance you want with breast implant removal. At your consultation, Dr. Lawrence will speak with you about your options to restore the look and feel of your breasts. To get more information, contact our Alpharetta or Atlanta, GA facility today. 

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