Breast Implant Removal in Atlanta, GA


Breast Implant Removal

In some cases, the most important procedure is undoing or replacing one that is no longer beneficial to your body. In the case of Breast Implants, it’s extremely important to have the precise technique and professional care to safely and effectively remove implants. At Dr. Lissa Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we specialize in this necessary procedure, seeing all kinds of patients who wish to have their implants removed. Dr. Lissa offers a range of options for Breast Implant Removal and exchange to provide you with a customized look and complete satisfaction. We understand that in some cases, after breast augmentation, patients may want to have their implants removed or exchanged for others, and we are here to help. We are committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and feel confident in your body with our Breast Implant Removal, and this page is dedicated to everything you need to know about the treatment.

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What is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast Implant Removal in Atlanta is a surgical procedure that involves the removal or replacement of breast implants from a patient’s chest. This procedure may be performed for a variety of reasons, such as implant rupture, dissatisfaction with the appearance of the breasts, or a desire to return to a natural breast size and shape. In some cases, breast implant removal may also be recommended for medical reasons. During the procedure, Dr. Lissa and her highly skilled team will make an incision in the breast tissue and remove the implants, along with any scar tissue or other materials surrounding them.

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What are some reasons for Breast Implant Removal?

There are many reasons why women may choose to exchange or remove breast implants following a breast augmentation procedure. These may include changes resulting from the aging process or weight fluctuations that may have altered the outcome of your original procedure. Hormonal changes occurring during pregnancy or menopause may also affect your results over time. In rare cases, complications from breast augmentation may also call for revision surgery, such as implants that shift or rupture, or cases of capsular contracture, a condition that makes the breasts feel hard to the touch. You may also consider exchanging your silicone implants for saline implants or vice versa. Or you may simply wish to change the size or shape of your breasts by trying implants of a different size or shape. Occasionally, women may choose to have their implants removed altogether; however, in those cases, a breast lift may be recommended to tighten and firm stretched skin tissue.

What are the Benefits of Breast Implant Removal?

We have found that for the right candidates in Atlanta, Breast Implant Removal offers incredible benefits such as:

  • Relief of pain and other symptoms
  • Easier and more accurate mammograms
  • Increased satisfaction with breast appearance
  • Peace of mind

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Implant Removal?

The best candidates for Breast Implant Removal in Atlanta are patients that are experiencing any of the following:

  • Implant rupture or deflation
  • Capsular contracture (occurs when scar tissue forms around the implant, causing it to harden)
  • Implant displacement or asymmetry
  • Dissatisfaction with the size or shape of the breasts
  • Medical concerns

Whats the First Step?

If you’re interested in undergoing Breast Implant Removal in Atlanta, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lissa Plastic Surgery. This consultation is an important aspect of the process, as it allows Dr. Lissa to gain a thorough understanding of your goals for the surgery, review your medical history, and examine your breasts. With this information, our team can create a personalized surgical plan tailored to your unique needs and preferences for implant removal or replacement. The surgical plan will detail the specific techniques to be used, the anesthesia options available, and the expected outcome of the procedure. If you are satisfied with the plan, you can then set a date for the procedure with our Patient Coordinator, who will also provide you with a comprehensive set of pre-operative instructions to follow before your surgery.

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What to Expect on the Day of Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal can at first seem stressful, but we’re here to make the experience successful and efficient, and as we do, your comfort is our top priority. Removing Breast Implants is a straightforward surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia and takes around two hours to complete. However, if you are opting for additional procedures, such as a Breast Lift, the surgery may take longer. To minimize scarring, Dr. Lissa will utilize the same incisions created during the original breast augmentation surgery to remove the targeted implants. The most common methods for breast implant removal include open capsulectomy with replacement using saline-filled or silicone gel-filled implants and open capsulotomy with replacement using either saline or silicone gel-filled implants. Dr. Lissa will assist you in determining the most appropriate method for your specific surgery in your consultation.

Breast Implant Removal Recovery

After your Breast Implant Removal at Dr. Lissa Plastic Surgery, we ask that you schedule a ride home. Once you’re discharged, it’s essential to take a well-deserved break and rest for at least two full days with zero physical activity. You may experience tenderness and swelling around the incision sites, but don’t worry, as this is entirely normal, and pain medication can easily relieve these symptoms. We recommend taking a full two weeks to rest and recover before returning to work or normal activities.

During your recovery period, it’s crucial to wear a compressive support bra with adjustable straps to support your delicate breast tissue, protect the area from impact or injury, and help your muscles adjust to your new contour. You’ll need to wear the support bra and avoid strenuous physical activity for at least three to four weeks, restricting the movement of the upper body, lifting, or any other strenuous physical activity.

After about six weeks, you can resume your normal activities. It’s vital to give your body the time it needs to heal, so be sure to take it easy and listen to your body. Remember, your health and well-being are Dr. Lissa’s top priority!

How Much Does Breast Implant Removal Cost in Atlanta?

The price of Breast Implant Removal in Atlanta depends on various factors, such as the type and extent of the procedure. To get an accurate estimate of the total cost, it’s essential to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lissa. Once a surgical plan is finalized, our Patient Coordinator will provide a detailed breakdown of all the costs associated with the procedure.


Why Choose Dr. Lissa?

Lissa Bootstaylor, MD, is an accomplished and reputable plastic surgeon who is widely recognized for providing personalized medical and aesthetic services to patients of all ages. Her outstanding reputation is a testament to her expertise, professionalism, and dedication to delivering high-quality care to each of her patients. Dr. Lissa and her team of compassionate professionals are committed to providing individualized attention to detail for each patient. Their primary goal is to ensure that each patient receives the highest level of care possible, tailored to their specific needs and goals. One of the specialties of our practice is Breast Implant Removal. Dr. Lissa and her team are committed to helping you achieve your desired look while providing personalized care and attention to detail, you can trust in their experience and expertise to help you feel your best after your Implant Removal. From the initial consultation to the final stages of recovery, Dr. Lissa and her team will be there to guide you through every step of the process.


Schedule a Consultation

Our office boasts a team of experts passionately committed to making you look and feel your best. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team, led by plastic surgeon Dr. Lissa Bootstaylor, provides comprehensive plastic surgery, including procedures such as Breast Implant Removal, while emphasizing overall health and wellness. Our practice proudly serves residents of the metro Atlanta area and surrounding communities in Georgia. Contact us today at 404-240-2804 or request your consultation through this website today!


Breast Implant Removal FAQs

  • “Dr. Bootstaylor performed my plastic surgery several years ago in multiple areas. My results were amazing! She is a perfectionist.”
  • I don’t think there are words to describe the experience with Dr. Lissa and staff. The love and kindness is profound. They make you feel heard, but most of all, they make everyone feel beautiful. They treat you like family, not just another patient off of the street. Love, love love, Dr. Lissa Bootstaylor and the ladies of the office!
  • The entire staff was friendly and professional. They took the time to go over the entire procedure with me. As for Dr Lissa, she was very personable and she listened to me. And answered all my questions and concerns.

Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.

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