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The Facts About Breast Implant Removal


Breast Implant Removal

The choice to have breast implant removal may be your own personal choice or the result of a medical need. Regardless of your reasons, there are many facts that you need to consider before you make a final decision.  You need to be aware of what you can be expect before and after surgery and how you will need to prepare yourself if you do decide to have the procedure.

Reasons why breast implants are removed?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 20,000 breast implant removal surgeries are performed each year in the US.

In a few cases, women who undergo a removal procedure choose to do so simply because the current implants are no longer wanted.  This could be because a woman wants a different size, different or better placement, or just wants to be “natural” again.

More than half of breast implant that are removed are related to one of these problems which include an implant leaking or rupturing, collagen fibers growing around the implant causing pain, or the breast changing shape or size over time. Many of these medical reasons make implant removal a necessity because the implant has become dangerous to your body.

Some other reasons why a women seeks a breast implant removal procedure is:

  • The implant visibly ripped or wrinkled
  • The implant is hardening
  • You are having an allergic reaction to the implant
  • There is an uneven appearance
  • You have persistent pain following the allotted healing time

How are implants safely removed?

It is important to speak with your Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Reynolds before choosing to have this surgery. You should discuss your expectations for the procedure, whether you would like new implants, and any other preoperative procedures that may apply.  There may be a need for blood work and imaging tests as well. Your surgeon will advise if there are any medicines or supplements you need to stop taking leading up to the procedure.

If you decide to undergo a breast implant removal surgery, the procedure is short. Your plastic surgeon will have you in and out within a couple of hours.  In only rare cases, you will have to stay overnight for observation.

Your surgeon will sedate you using intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your breast implants will then be removed using a small incision under the crease of the breast. If the breast has ruptured, extra care will be taken to prevent further health concerns.

Once the implants are removed, the skin may loosen. Further procedures may be needed to lift the breast and remove excess tissue if the patient isn’t getting new implants. This can be done at the same time or later depending on the patient’s preferences.

Recovery for a breast implant removal surgery is simple. You will be advised to wear compression bandages or a special bra that will help lessen the swelling. It is wise to avoid heavy lifting and extensive reaching for several weeks after the surgery.

If you find that breast implant removal surgery is an option you’d like to look into, please schedule a consultation with Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Reynolds who has a vast knowledge base to address any questions you may have.

For more information about breast removal and reconstruction in Las Vegas, please contact us at 702.410.9800.

Breast Reduction Surgery for better health

Breast reduction surgery for better health

One thing that you may not hear a lot about is women complaining that the size of their breasts are too large. There are a lot of women who are very large up top and it causes them a lot of back pain and neck problems. Having large breasts really can get in the way of everyday living so a breast reduction procedure is a logical solution for your better health. Your clothes may be harder to fit into or purchase, meaning you may have to buy a larger size than what you really want to, and when you work out, you encounter a lot more issues and stares.

If you are struggling with the physical and emotional pain caused from having too large of a chest, Reynolds Plastic Surgery can help you. You can get a procedure called a breast reduction. The procedure will make your breasts a smaller size which should help you stop having the problems with your back and neck and you will be able to fit into your clothing better. If you are worried that this reduction may cause you to lose fullness in the upper part of your chest, you could also consider looking at a complete Las Vegas breast augmentation at or near the same time to fill that void.  Getting breast reduction shouldn’t be something that you are afraid of or worried that people are going to judge you. If your breasts are too large, then getting the breast reduction procedure will be better for your health. Contact Reynolds Plastic Surgery today at 702.410.9800 so that you can have the size breasts that you have always wanted.

Considering Breast Reduction


Considering Breast Reduction

Doctor consults with patient about breast reduction in las vegas

Undergoing breast reduction surgery is a difficult decision. If you choose to go through this process, it is typically because you are seeking relief from symptoms that are caused by the weight of large breasts. Reduction of breasts can solve these problems and improve the shape and size of your breasts. After Breast Reduction, your breasts should be more proportional to the rest of your body, and clothes will fit you much better.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for breast reduction?

Below are a few conditions that, if you have them, may make you a good candidate for this procedure.

  • one breast is much larger than the other
  • heavy breasts with areolas and nipples pointing down
  • back, shoulder, or neck pain caused by breast weight
  • skin irritation underneath your breasts
  • breasts that are too large proportionally, compared to your body frame
  • indentations in your shoulders due to bra straps that are too tight
  • dissatisfaction or self-consciousness about the large size of your breasts
  • restriction of physical activity due to the weight and size of your breasts or bra

Breast reduction can be done at any age. However, plastic surgeons typically recommend that waiting until breast development is complete is the best time to do it. Breast-feeding and childbirth may also have unpredictable and significant effects on the size and shape of your breasts. Regardless of this, many women decide to have this procedure done before having children and feel they can worry about any other changes later. If you plan to breast-feed in the future, discuss this with your plastic surgeon before undergoing this procedure.

During the consultation with you doctor, you will be asked about the size of breast you desire. You should also be asked anything else about your breasts that you would like to change or improve. If you do this, your plastic surgeon will be able to more fully understand your expectations and know if they can be achieved.

During the consultation, you will be asked about your desired breast size as well as anything else about your breasts that you would like to see improved. This will help your plastic surgeon to understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved.

How will I be evaluated for breast reduction surgery?

During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will examine your breasts. He should take measurements and perhaps even photographs to place in your medical record. The shape as well as the size of your breasts, the quality of your skin, and the placement of your nipples and areolas will all be documented.

Come to the consultation prepared with information on your medical history. You need to know past medical conditions, medical treatments you have undergone, drug allergies, and previous surgeries and medications you take. Proving complete information is crucial.

You should also inform your plastic surgeon if you plan to lose a large amount of weight, especially if you have noticed a fluctuation in your breast size with weight loss. Your surgeon may recommend you get at a stable weight before you have surgery.

Breast reduction is a great option if you want to reduce pain and other problems associated with breasts that are too large. If you are ready, you can call our office today to set up a consultation at 702.410.9800.