Breast Implant Removal Surgery in Dallas, TX, with Stephanie Teotia, MD
Several factors may cause a patient to consider breast implant removal surgery. While some patients may want to remove their implants due to medical concerns, others have shifted their lifestyles and aesthetic preferences. Regardless of your purpose for contemplating this procedure, breast implant removal surgery is the best way to extract your implants safely and effectively.
Dr. Stephanie Beidler Teotia, a respected and board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX, knows that many women in the area live busy lives. Many patients have not had time to plan or have not found a breast implant removal surgeon with whom they are comfortable. As a working professional with a family of her own, Dr. Teotia understands that your time and energy are valuable. Dr. Teotia and her all-female team are prepared to partner with you to provide the best results and most rewarding experience.
About Breast Implant Removal Surgery
Year after year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ranks breast augmentation as the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure in the United States. While countless patients enjoy the aesthetic benefits of breast augmentation, others decide to have their implants removed.
A breast implant removal procedure typically happens in one of three ways:
- Breast implant removal
- Breast implant removal and breast lift
- Breast implant removal, replacement and lift
Why Do Some Patients Have Their Breast Implants Removed?
Patients usually decide to remove their breast implants for aesthetic, personal, or medical reasons:
As a result of evolution in both style and materials, many patients consider having their implants extracted and replaced with newer ones. Dr. Teotia will work closely with you to decide what look you desire, and she will do everything she can to provide great results.
Lifestyle changes often contribute to the reason some patients choose to have their breast implants removed or replaced with a different style or size. For example, many women choose a more active and fitness-focused lifestyle after their breast augmentation. This sometimes presents increasing personal challenges that may be affected by large implants. Some women decide to have their implants removed, and possibly replaced, to better fit the activities and lifestyle that they enjoy.
In addition to having a “shelf life,” breast implants may also need to be removed due to trauma, leaking, or capsular contracture. Capsular contracture occurs when scar tissue surrounding the implant begins to constrict. If not addressed, this condition can lead to discomfort and other complications. Other medical conditions, such as breast cancer, may also necessitate the removal of breast implants.
Why Choose Dr. Teotia for Breast Implant Removal?
Creating a Partnership
When you decide to have a major plastic surgery procedure, you’ll want a surgeon who is on your side. Dr. Teotia and her all-female staff strive to give each patient the look they want, rather than pushing a single standard of beauty.
Skill and expertise
Dr. Teotia uses some of the most advanced breast augmentation techniques in her practice. Her compassionate, cutting-edge approach enables her to make smaller incisions while reducing the risk of infection and speeding recovery.
Teotia prides herself on delivering an outcome that never looks overdone. During your personalized consultation, she will plan your procedure with you to produce results that are in harmony with the rest of your body.
Let's Start a Partnership!
Dr. Teotia believes during every aspect of your aesthetic journey, trust and communication are essential. When you choose to partner with Dr. Teotia, you can expect a personalized approach from a specialist who genuinely has your best interest in mind. She invites you to meet with her and our friendly, all-female team to learn more about what we can do for you.
How Are Breast Implants Removed?
A breast implant removal procedure typically begins with Dr. Teotia’s team helping you feel comfortable and relaxed. Depending on your specific surgical plan, the team will administer either general or local anesthesia.Dr. Teotia will then proceed with the operation.
Although your plan will be unique to your goals, it will include a few general steps:
- Teotia makes the first incisions either along the inframammary folds or around the areolas. These incisions are usually reused from your breast augmentation.
- Teotia then carefully extracts your implants. Dr. Teotia’s techniques are safe, efficient, and can significantly reduce the amount of recovery time.
- Lastly, Dr. Teotia closes your incisions.
Breast implant removal generally takes about 2-3 hours in its entirety. After Dr. Teotia has completed your operation, you can begin your recovery.
Recovery after a Breast Implant Removal
No two recoveries after a breast implant removal surgery are going to be exactly the same. However, your post-surgery guidelines will likely involve the following:
- You will be given comprehensive aftercare instructions and pain medications.
- You may have drains after your procedure to ensure that excess fluids do not accumulate in the surgical site.
- You should wear a compression garment to reduce swelling.
- You will need to avoid any strenuous activity, such as lifting heavy objects or intense workouts, for several weeks after your implants have been removed.
- You should be able to increase your activity gradually.
If you have any questions or concerns at any point along the way, Dr. Teotia will gladly do her best to address them. After all, she considers your journey a partnership that does not end after you have surgery.
Ready to Schedule a Breast Implant Removal Consultation?
As with any cosmetic surgery or procedure, Dr. Teotia strives to give you an exceptional and comfortable experience. She believes this begins by building trust through patient education, honesty, and open communication. You can expect to see these values from Dr. Teotia from your initial consultation to your post-surgery recovery and beyond.
Dr. Teotia and her team will help you create the best treatment plan for your unique goals and situation. If you would like to learn more about this procedure and how it might benefit you, please feel free to contact Dr. Stephanie Teotia about breast implant removal in Dallas, TX, today.