Breast Revision | Implant Removal in Oakland County With Dr. Andrew Lofman
Breast implants are not lifelong devices. As such, you should expect to exchange or remove them approximately every 10 years, or as recommended by your plastic surgeon. Breast revision ensures your implants’ integrity and your overall health and well-being.
A breast revision or implant removal surgery is a customized procedure based on each patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals. By replacing your implants, you can enhance your breast appearance and figure.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Lofman uses more than two decades of experience to provide outstanding outcomes for all his patients, making him a leading choice as the best breast implant removal surgeon in Michigan.
For more information about renewing your breast implants in Oakland County, MI, contact Plastic Surgery of Michigan at (248) 540-2100 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today. At our Novia office, we serve plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients Oakland County, Macomb County, Wayne County, and throughout Michigan.
What Is Breast Revision and Implant Removal?
Breast revision is a surgical procedure to exchange or remove older breast implants. Many women seek this surgery to update their implant material, shape, size, or style. Depending on your goals, your breast revision surgical plan may also include other enhancing procedures, such as a breast lift or breast reduction.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Revision?
Throughout a breast implant’s lifespan, your breasts undergo changes that can affect their appearance and feel. In exchanging breast implants for newer, improved materials, you can reverse some of these effects.
Since breast implant removal is not a cookie-cutter procedure, you can expect a highly customized experience.
Women have many reasons to consider exchanging or removing their breast implants:
- Adjusting the size
- Addressing discomfort or pain from capsular contraction (hardened scar tissue)
- Correcting any other implant-associated issues
- Resolving concerns of implant migration, leak, or rupture
- Updating implant type or style
- No longer desire implants
View our gallery for breast revision before-and-after results Dr. Lofman has provided his previous patients.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Breast Revision and Implant Removal?
Typically, Michigan candidates for breast revision surgery include patients who are in overall good health and are looking to enhance their breast implant appearance, are experiencing breast implant pain, or are concerned about implant integrity. Dr. Lofman recommends Oakland County breast revision candidates should:
Choosing Dr. Andrew Lofman as Your Michigan Breast Revision Surgeon
Dr. Lofman felt drawn to the competitive field of plastic surgery from early childhood. He relishes the opportunity to help his patients look and feel their best. Over 20 years of experience, Dr. Lofman has enriched people’s lives and improved their confidence and self-esteem by providing them with flawless, natural-looking results.
Helping people is Dr. Lofman’s favorite part of his job, and providing his patients with high-quality results and personal satisfaction is essential to his practice. At Plastic Surgery of Michigan, you will never feel rushed into making any decisions. Instead, Dr. Lofman will walk you through the potential breast revision risks and benefits. As a breast surgery specialist, Dr. Lofman has performed thousands of successful procedures throughout his career, building a reputation as one of Michigan’s top best breast revision surgeons.
Your initial breast revision consultation is an opportunity for you and Dr. Lofman to discuss any concerns you may have and review your aesthetic goals. Prepare for this private meeting by learning more about what this procedure entails and finding example photos of realistic outcomes you might want to attain. With high-quality care, compassion, and dedication to excellent patient results, Dr. Lofman takes pride in his work and uses his experience to provide the best breast revision in Michigan.
What Can I Expect During a Breast Revision and Implant Removal Procedure?
Once you determine a breast revision is the right option for you, Dr. Lofman will work to ensure your experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. His commitment to you includes educating you about the steps involved in the breast revision process. While Dr. Lofman will design a customized surgical plan specifically for you, here are some general steps you can expect.
Plan to arrive at the hospital or surgery center an hour before your procedure. After our team has checked you in, Dr. Lofman will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, review key details, and perform surgical markings. Once you are resting safely under general anesthesia, Dr. Lofman will begin your Oakland County breast revision.
Dr. Lofman will begin your breast revision by creating small, well-concealed incisions along your breast creases and around or below your areolas. Based on your anatomy and implants, Dr. Lofman will determine the most appropriate technique for removing your implants and the breast capsule, or scar tissue, if necessary. Dr. Lofman uses the no-touch Keller Funnel method for inserting breast implants, which allows for smaller incisions, smaller scars, and fewer chances for breast implant contamination.
Breast revisions are an outpatient surgery. You’ll need someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 to 48 hours. Dr. Lofman may write you a prescription for pain medication. For four to six weeks following your breast revision, you will need to wear a support bra full-time to minimize swelling and help your body adjust to its new contours.
How Soon Will I See My Breast Revision Results?
After a breast implant revision or removal, you may experience temporary swelling and bruising that obscures your true results. Depending on the extent of your procedure, it may take several weeks for swelling to resolve, scars to begin diminishing, and sensations to return. Over the next six months to a year, your results will settle, and your breasts will gradually start feeling normal.
Results of breast implant removal will vary based on:
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As a highly customizable procedure, Michigan breast revision cost depends on your specific needs. After your consultation with Dr. Lofman, his team will provide you with a breakdown of the cost of breast implant removal in Michigan.
Yes, Dr. Lofman can add a lift or reduction to your surgical plan to improve your breasts’ appearance in a single procedure.
While patients can resume most typical daily activities in one to two weeks, you should still avoid strenuous exercises or activities that involve your chest muscles for at least eight weeks. To aid your recovery, Dr. Lofman suggests taking slow, gentle walks around your home or neighborhood as soon as you feel well enough.
If you have a desk job, plan to take one to two weeks off from work. You may need to take longer if your work is strenuous and requires lifting and bending. You will also need to avoid strenuous activities for at least eight weeks following surgery, though Dr. Lofman advises slow walking as soon as you feel up to it.