Breast augmentation results do not need to be permanent. For a variety of reasons, patients may opt to remove their breast implants entirely. While your breast implants once suited your aesthetic preferences, lifestyle, and other factors, changes in your life mean that they may not always meet your expectations. Thankfully, safe breast implant removal is possible with the help of an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Rouchdi Rifai. In Detroit, patients can choose Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery for their breast implant removal.
Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure in which old breast implants are removed. These implants are not replaced, with patients opting for a natural look rather than new implants. When this is not the desired result, a breast implant removal and replacement is a better option. Through a consultation, Dr. Rifai can help you determine your best plastic surgery option regardless of your dissatisfaction with your current breast implants.
Breast implant removal is typically performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Once anesthesia has taken effect, incisions are made to allow Dr. Rifai to access the old breast implants. Incisions are made carefully to minimize any potential scarring. As needed, saline implants may be emptied prior to removal. Implants are then carefully removed. As needed, excess skin can also be removed or the natural tissue can be repositioned to maintain an aesthetically-pleasing and natural-looking result.
A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.Meet Dr. Rifai
Patients should be generally healthy overall prior to undergoing the breast implant removal surgery. There are several reasons why a patient may be dissatisfied with their breast implants and choose breast implant removal. These can include:
- Changes in lifestyle, such as increased exercise requiring smaller breasts
- Dissatisfaction with the appearance of the breasts
- Complications with breast implants, such as capsular contracture
- Breast implant recall
In some cases, removing the breast implants can result in issues such as sagging. When this occurs, Dr. Rifai may recommend pairing breast implant removal with other breast surgery techniques, such as:
- Breast reduction
- Breast lift
- Breast implant replacement
Through your consultation with Dr. Rifai, you can discuss all of your options to ensure your results meet your goals.
What Our Patients Say
“I had a wonderful experience at BCS from start to finish. Dr. Rifai did my surgery and he made sure to address every question or concern that I had. It is so nice to find a Surgeon who takes his time and makes you feel safe and sure about the whole process and an office that is so welcoming by every single staff member each time I am there. I love Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery and look forward to future appointments with Dr Rifai and his staff.”
“Fadi Mayta did my Botox & Juvaderm which I bought on Groupon. He did a fantastic job & I’m thinking of getting a procedure to eliminate the bags under my eyes.”
“Katelyn has done such an amazing job. She is so easy to talk to while being thorough and informative, always keeping me in the loop with what she is doing. I always felt comfortable and felt like she really cared about what was best for me. I cannot wait for my next appointment with her and would recommend her to anyone looking to be in the best of hands.”
Recovery after breast implant removal is minimal. Side effects can include some discomfort or soreness, redness, bruising, or swelling. Patients typically find that the healing process is significantly easier than their initial breast augmentation procedure. Downtime after the surgery is brief, with activities restricted only according to those which could prevent incisions from healing properly. This means that strenuous activities, such as exercise, should be avoided until the incisions have healed. During postoperative appointments, Dr. Rifai will monitor your healing progress and advise when you can return to various activities.
To learn more about breast implant removal and your best options, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rouchdi Rifai. Call Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery at (248) 723-9370 or contact our office online.