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.
Breast Implant Removal Reviews
"Great experience - I have to thank Dr. Lawrence and her staff for providing service above and beyond the call for what was both a medical and plastic surgery situation. Four years ago Dr. Lawrence provided strong emotional support and a great referral to another type of surgeon for me. She did not know me at the time and stayed after hours after another doctor asked if she could see me pretty much at once. She did and helped me deal with a bad prognosis after surgery for a cancer had been unduly delayed. I swore to myself then I would go back to her should the need ever arise. Well, it arose mid-December with the need for a reconstructed breast implant removal that had developed cellulitis. The OR was packed that time of year but she contacted the Medical Director and found out on a Friday that I would have surgery that following Monday. The removal went smoothly and the cosmetic repair was better than I had hoped for. Also thank you to Michelle for working with my insurance company to get their approval the same day the surgery was put on the OR's book. Lisa, you follow-up visits in hospital were thorough and enjoyable. Well done, all!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 26, 2015
"I had breast implant removal surgery (capsule removed) about a month ago and am very pleased with the results. Dct. Lawrence, office staff, and surgery location staff were all very kind, gentle, professional & detailed. A++"- C.U. / Facebook / Apr 26, 2019
"Dr. Lawrence is very attentive to your needs and has very good bedside manners. She's an expert in her field. She did an amazing job on my breast implant removal with a lift. Her PA is also fantastic. She's an expert in Breast Implant Illness. I feel better after explanting. I highly recommend her. She's the best in Atlanta. Look no further."- L.Z. / Yelp / Sep 25, 2019
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $4,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
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.