Breast Implant Removal Compression Garments

Recover in Comfort™ from your Breast Revision Surgery

About Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal is also known as a Breast Implant Replacement, Breast Revision Surgery or Explantation.

All good things must come to an end, which is why breast implants don’t last forever.

Women who have breast augmentation in the past may decide that their breast implants are no longer right for them, while undergoing explantation may be considered for a variety of reasons.

Once you’ve decided that breast implant removal is the best fit to properly address your unique needs and concerns, your surgeon and the medical team will have a conversation with you about your recovery during the pre-op appointment and on the day of your surgery.

The recovery period after breast implant removal surgery is vital to achieving your long-term aesthetic goals – as the surgery itself. If you are not sure where to start, ContourMD® is here to help. The design of our breast implant removal compression garments are tailored to compliment your aesthetic goals and individual anatomy.

The Stages of Healing

Learn about the stages of healing and what your body goes through after surgery to understand why the right breast implant removal compression garment is critical to reaching the results you are looking for. A garment can help maintain the shape and lift of the breasts following surgery.

Breast implant removal compression garments can provide optimal results for your body’s contour. It can minimize the appearance of scarring and help reduce complications. However, depending on the surgical techniques, your aesthetic goals and individual anatomy, the healing process can vary widely between patients.

Some of the overall benefits of wearing a breast implant removal compression garment includes improving blood circulation, managing fluids, optimizing and decreasing recovery time, less pain and discomfort during the healing process, reducing swelling and bruising, and shaping and contouring your results.

ContourMD© compression garments are designed to comfortably assist in your journey to recovery.

  • Soft-Knitted
  • 55% Lycra Spandex Material
  • Antimicrobial Finish
  • Adjustable, Custom Fit
  • Maximum, High-Quality
  • Compression
  • Breast Implant Removal Surgery

Breast implant removal is performed under general anesthesia, and the surgery usually takes around one to three hours. During the surgical procedure, the original incision is reopened where the implant was placed. Once the implant is removed, if it is deemed necessary your surgeon may need to excise part of the scar tissue that surrounds the implant. Sometimes patients will also choose to get breast revision or implant replacement during their breast implant removal surgery. After the desired results are achieved, your incisions will be closed and you will be wrapped in a surgical dressing.

When your surgical procedure is completely finished, a compression garment and drains are placed by the surgeon or someone from the medical team. The surgeon prescribes pain medication(s) to minimize any discomfort after surgery. Depending on your surgeons instructions, it usually takes around a week to recover, but complete healing may take up to four to six weeks. It is also important to refrain from any strenuous activity for about a month or so.

Breast implant removal surgically removes breast implants from the body. The surgery can involve removing the implants and replacing them with new ones, removing and repositioning implants or removing them without replacement.

Breast implant removal surgery can manage and help with the following cosmetic concerns:

  • When breast implants result in leakage or rupture
  • Complications such as capsular contracture, infection or necrosis of the issue
  • Adjusting implant size through breast revision surgery
  • Development of breast implant illness
  • Those experiencing back, neck or should pain associated with large, heavy breasts
  • Interference with lifestyle and no longer want breast implants


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