Confidence is Everything
Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte provides breast implant removal for those seeking to remove their implants following a previous breast enhancement surgery. Dr. Augenstein's main goal is to boost your self-confidence and ensure you feel comfortable with your body. Book an appointment to discuss breast implant removal at Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte, located in Charlotte, NC.
Less is More
At Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte breast implant removal is a surgery that removes breast implants previously placed for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. The procedure is also referred to as explantation or explant surgery. There are a number of reasons you may wish to have your breast implants removed. Some women experience implant complications, such as implant rupture, capsular contracture (a hardening of the tissue around the implant), or infection. Others may choose to have their implants removed due to a change in personal preference, or they may no longer want to maintain the upkeep associated with having breast implants.
Comfort, Health, and Preference
Breast implant removal is considered a very safe procedure with relatively short downtime. With only a six-week recovery period, breast implant removals provide a solution for those who no longer want or can no longer have their implants.
Good candidates for breast implant removal may include adults who:
During a consultation for breast implant removal Charlotte patients will talk with Dr. Augenstein about the procedure and what you hope to achieve. He'll ask about your medical history and take the time to get to know you as a person and a patient. We always want you to feel comfortable and welcome at our practice. At Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte, most of our consultations run over forty-five minutes long so that patients have ample time to ask questions, get to know Dr. Augenstein, and feel confident in their decisions.
You will receive general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure. Charlotte breast implant removal surgeon, Dr. Augenstein, will make an incision around the breast area to access the implant. The location of the incision will depend on the implant type and other factors. These details will be discussed at your pre-operative appointment. Once the implant is exposed, Dr. Augenstein will carefully remove it from the breast pocket. He may also remove the scar tissue that formed around the implant, known as the capsule.
Capsule removal is not always necessary, but it may be required if the capsule is thick, calcified, or causes discomfort. After removing the implant and capsule, Dr. Augenstein will close the incision using stitches, tape, or glue. The incision may be closed in layers to provide additional support. He will apply a dressing to the incision site and may recommend wearing a compression garment to reduce swelling.
Immediately after a breast implant removal Charlotte patients will notice a change in their breasts. If you have had your implants for some time, their removal may cause your breasts to look slightly more saggy. For this reason, some patients elect to have a breast lift simultaneously with their implant removal. Following breast implant removal, most patients feel more comfortable, confident, and free in their bodies.
Safety and Comfort Come First
During the initial week post-surgery, it's common to feel swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the breast area. To facilitate healing, you will be instructed to avoid heavy lifting, strenuous activity, or exercise. Dr. Augenstein may suggest wearing a compression garment to minimize swelling. Your soreness should subside within the first two weeks. We are always here to answer your questions and support your recovery in any way we can.
You will be put under general anesthesia during your procedure, so you should not feel a thing. When you wake up, you may experience some soreness and heaviness for the first two to three weeks as your breasts heal and settle back into their natural position. Cold compresses and surgeon-approved pain relievers can help to manage any discomfort.
The cost of any surgery will depend on the details of the individual procedure. To get the most accurate price for your breast implant removal, call and schedule a consultation with us today.
For the highest quality care and results, book your consultation with Dr. Augenstein at Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte. We can’t wait to help you realize your best life.