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Introduction to Breast Implant Removal

Experience a renewed self with Breast Implant Removal in Richmond, VA with Dr. Darrin Hubert here to offer you a fresh start. Breast Implant Removal is a procedure designed to remove breast implants for various reasons, including personal comfort or changing lifestyle preferences. Our team is dedicated to assisting individuals on their journey towards a more authentic self. Discover the reasons behind this transformative procedure, its many benefits, and why Dr. Hubert is the trusted choice for those seeking change and empowerment.

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What is a Breast Implant Removal?

Breast Implant Removal is a surgical procedure performed to remove breast implants. This procedure may be chosen for various reasons, including implant complications, aesthetic changes, or personal preferences.

During the surgery, the implants are carefully and expertly removed, and the breast tissue is reshaped if necessary. Dr. Darrin Hubert, a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers this procedure to address the unique needs and concerns of each one of his patients to help her achieve her desired breast appearance and comfort.

Who are the best candidates for the Breast Implant Removal procedure?

The ideal candidates for a Richmond Breast Implant Removal are individuals who have breast implants and are considering their removal for any reason. This procedure is suitable for those experiencing complications like implant rupture, capsular contracture, or discomfort associated with breast implants. Candidates may also include individuals who have decided to embrace a more natural breast appearance, aligning their aesthetic preferences with their lifestyle.

Dr. Darrin Hubert assesses each patient individually to determine her suitability for breast implant removal and tailors the procedure to meet her specific needs and goals, ensuring a safe and satisfactory outcome.

What are the benefits of Breast Implant Removal?

Breast Implant Removal in Richmond performed by Dr. Darrin Hubert is a procedure that offers several key benefits to individuals considering the removal of their breast implants which include:

Resolution of Complications: Addresses issues like implant rupture or capsular contracture for improved breast health.

Restored Natural Appearance: Returns breasts to their natural look and feel, enhancing self-confidence.

Improved Comfort: Alleviates discomfort and heaviness associated with breast implants.

Personal Choice: Allows individuals to align their breasts with their evolving preferences and lifestyles.

Reduced Long-Term Maintenance: Eliminates the need for regular implant replacements or maintenance.

What’s the First Step?

The first step towards Breast Implant Removal with Dr. Darrin Hubert involves scheduling a consultation at his practice in Richmond, VA. During this initial appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns, and reasons for considering breast implant removal.

Dr. Hubert will perform a thorough evaluation, including a physical examination and a review of your medical history. Together, you and Dr. Hubert will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to suit your unique preferences and needs. This consultation sets the foundation for a safe and successful breast implant removal procedure.

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What to expect on the day of Breast Implant Removal surgery

On the day of your Breast Implant Removal surgery with Dr. Darrin Hubert, you can expect a carefully planned and professionally executed procedure. The day will begin with pre-operative preparations, including the administration of anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery. Dr. Hubert will then make incisions as per your personalized treatment plan to access and remove the breast implants.

Once the implants are safely removed, any additional steps, such as addressing capsular contracture or adjusting breast tissue, will be performed. The incisions will be meticulously closed for minimal scarring, and you will be monitored as you wake from anesthesia. Dr. Hubert’s experienced team will provide detailed post-operative instructions to help support your healing process and ensure you have a smooth recovery.

Breast Implant Removal Recovery

The recovery following Breast Implant Removal is crucial for a successful outcome. After the procedure, you can expect some initial discomfort, bruising, and swelling, which are common but manageable with prescribed pain medication and rest. It’s essential to follow post-operative instructions, including wearing a supportive surgical bra to minimize swelling and promote healing.

Dr. Darrin Hubert will schedule follow-up appointments as needed to monitor your progress and ensure that your recovery is on track. Patients typically resume light activities within a few days and gradually return to their regular routines. Full recovery may take a few weeks, revealing natural and comfortable breasts.

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How much does Breast Implant Removal cost in Richmond, VA?

The cost of Breast Implant Removal in Richmond can vary widely depending on several factors. These include the complexity of the procedure, the type of implants, any associated complications, and any additional treatments needed which will influence the overall cost.

Each patient’s case is unique, and the total cost for your unique treatment plan will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Darrin Hubert at his practice.

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Why choose Dr. Hubert?

Dr. Darrin Hubert is a highly skilled plastic surgeon in Richmond, VA, specializing in Breast Implant Removal. He is board-certified, ensuring the highest level of expertise and safety. Dr. Hubert’s extensive experience, compassionate approach, and commitment to patient satisfaction make him an excellent choice for this procedure.

His practice offers personalized care, state-of-the-art facilities, and a patient-focused approach to achieve the best possible outcomes for breast implant removal patients.

Schedule Your Consultation

Are you ready to take the next step towards Breast Implant Removal? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Darrin Hubert in Richmond, VA, today. During your consultation, you can discuss your specific concerns, and goals, and get a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Dr. Hubert is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. He has been recognized for several years with awards that include Richmond Magazine Top Doc, Virginia Living Magazine Top Doc, MEDARVA Patient Choice Award, and Best Bedside Manner in OurHealth Magazine for Richmond.  Dr. Hubert has also been the chief of plastic surgery at Chipenham Johnston Willis Medical Center since 2016.

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Breast Implant Removal FAQs

Your Breast Implant Removal Questions Answered

Is Breast Implant Removal painful?


Breast Implant Removal is typically performed under anesthesia, so patients usually don’t experience pain during the procedure. However, some discomfort and soreness are common during the recovery period. Pain levels can vary depending on factors like the surgical technique used, need for muscle repair, and individual pain tolerance.

Dr. Darrin Hubert will provide pain management solutions and medication to help minimize any discomfort and ensure a more comfortable recovery. It’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions for the best pain management and a smooth healing process.

How many appointments will I need?


The number of appointments for Breast Implant Removal can vary based on individual factors and the complexity of the procedure. Typically, patients can expect to have an initial consultation to discuss their goals and plan the surgery. The actual surgery is performed in a single session, and follow-up appointments will be needed to monitor the healing process and ensure everything is progressing as expected. A surgical drain is usually required for a short period after breast implant removal. These are easily removed in the office with little or no discomfort. Dr. Darrin Hubert will provide a personalized treatment plan and schedule the necessary appointments based on your specific needs.

Can I combine a Breast Implant Removal with other procedures?


Yes, Breast Implant Removal can be combined with other procedures depending on your individual needs and goals, such as:

  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy): This procedure is ideal if you want to address breast sagging or drooping after implant removal. It reshapes the breast tissue, repositions the nipples, and provides a more youthful and lifted appearance to the breasts.
  • Fat Transfer: Fat can be harvested from other areas of your body (e.g., abdomen or thighs) through Liposuction and then injected into the breasts to restore volume naturally. This method can enhance breast fullness without implants.
  • Body Contouring: In some cases, weight changes can occur after implant removal. Body contouring procedures, such as Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck, can help sculpt and tone areas affected by these changes to provide a more balanced overall result.

What are the risks associated with Breast Implant Removal?


While Breast Implant Removal is generally considered safe, there are some potential risks and complications that will be discussed with you during your consultation to ensure you are well-informed before proceeding with the procedure. The potential risks include:

  • Infection: There is a slight risk of infection at the surgical site.
  • Scarring: Scarring is a common outcome of surgery, but our team takes care to minimize any visible scarring. Often your old breast scars can be used for implant removal, possibly avoiding new scars altogether.
  • Changes in Breast Appearance: Your breasts may appear different in shape or size after implant removal.
  • Pain and Discomfort: Some pain and discomfort are expected during recovery, but it usually subsides over time.
  • Hematoma or Seroma: Collection of blood or fluid near the surgical site may occur but can be drained if necessary.

How long until I see results?


Patients may experience some immediate relief from the discomfort associated with breast implants upon removal. However, final results can take several weeks to months to fully manifest as your body heals and any swelling subsides. This timeline varies from person to person and depends on factors such as the extent of surgery, individual healing capacity, and tissue adjustments.


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