How Long Does Breast Implant Removal Recovery Take?
You’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions on changing your bandages and cleaning incision sites. You will also be asked to avoid bathing or submerging yourself in water; however, you can shower the day after your procedure.
Expect to feel some discomfort for the first few days following surgery. Take your prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication as directed and use a cold compress for relief. Avoid consuming alcohol and smoking.
While resting after your procedure is important, taking short walks around the house is advised. Avoid lifting, stretching, and any strenuous activities until cleared to do so by Dr. Boll.
Bruising lasts about two weeks, and swelling should subside significantly by the third week, with some minor swelling persisting for a couple of months.
You can often return to a non-physically demanding job within the first week or two. Following Dr. Boll’s instructions are essential to minimize your risk of infection and other serious complications.
Does Breast Implant Removal Cause Additional Scarring?
In most cases, Dr. Boll reuses the incisions made during your breast augmentation to prevent or reduce additional scarring. Sometimes, an additional incision will be necessary, especially if a breast lift is required.
Even if another incision is required, Dr. Boll uses advanced suturing techniques to minimize scarring. When incisions are properly cared for, breast surgery scars usually fade and blend nicely with the surrounding breast skin.
How Will My Breast Implant Removal Results Look?
The final results of your breast implant removal surgery will take some time. Do not be discouraged by the initial appearance of your breasts, as bruising and swelling will make them appear less than desirable. It will take about six weeks for all the bruising and swelling to subside, and your scars will fade over time.
If breast implant complications were the reason for implant removal, recovery might take a little longer. Following Dr. Boll’s instructions and caring for your incisions will help you achieve ideal results.