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Breast Implant Removal at Clevens Face and Body Specialists

Just as breast augmentation may have been a great fit for you at one point in your life, breast implant removal can help you change your appearance to better suit your current stage. Breast augmentation is reversible and gives patients the flexibility needed to remove breast implants or opt for breast reaugmentation (exchanging the original implants for a different type or size). Our breast and body surgery specialists are board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience in their specific fields of expertise. This increased focus on breast procedures and body contouring has given our team the knowledge needed to guide you to the implant removal or replacement choices that are right for you and your goals. To get started, reach out to us at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL locations and set up your consultation with a helpful member of our team today.

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Reasons Our Patients Consider Implant Removal

Patients may choose to have their breast implants removed for a variety of reasons. Most frequently, this surgery better aligns the patient’s body with their preferred aesthetic and current lifestyle. If a patient’s large breast implants are causing back problems or discomfort, she may wish to replace the implants with a smaller size or return to her natural breast size without an implant.

In some cases, the body may react to the implant in a way that changes the texture of the breast and may require either replacement or removal. This may involve the formation of a capsular contraction and calcification around the implant, causing discomfort. Other women who have undergone breast augmentation may have simply changed their aesthetic ideals or would prefer a more comfortable, practical breast size.

Regardless of what prompts your decision, our board-certified plastic surgery specialists can evaluate your candidacy for breast implant removal and can even provide professional recommendations for complementary procedures that can be performed during the same surgery, so you can enjoy comprehensive results.

How We Set Ourselves Apart at Clevens Face and Body Specialists

Clevens Face and Body Specialists are able to offer you an exemplary level of care thanks to a team of over 30 dedicated professionals, each of whom is a specialist in their field of expertise. Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS surrounded himself with the most talented practitioners available, handpicking a team of specialists that are able to offer you an impressive level of knowledge and experience while remaining approachable and personable throughout your entire procedure.

We’ll work closely with you before your surgery to address any and all of your concerns, and will remain available to you through your recovery process to ensure that you’re supported at every stage of your journey with us. We offer a unique brand of comprehensive care to our patients, and our board-certified plastic surgery specialists are experienced when it comes to creating natural-looking results that will empower and inspire you to live your very best life.

The Benefits of Breast Implant Removal

The primary reason patients come to us interested in breast implant removal is that it allows them to achieve breasts that match their desired look. It’s perfectly normal for patients to experience a shift in the way they feel about and relate to their bodies as they move through life, and you’re certainly not alone if you’ve noticed that you feel differently about your breast implants or if you’ve decided that you’re no longer satisfied with their look.

When performed by our board-certified plastic surgeons, breast implant removal allows you to achieve a body silhouette that more directly aligns with your current lifestyle and personal cosmetic ideals. Given their extensive experience with breast surgery and body contouring procedures, your surgeon will get to know your goals and preferences before working with you to design a surgical plan that sees you enjoying your ideal outcome.

No matter where you might find yourself in life, you deserve to experience all the confidence and satisfaction that comes with living in your ideal body. Breast implant removal can alleviate some of the frustration and discomfort that comes along with feeling unhappy with the look and feel of your bust and gives you the ability to make the choices that will ultimately see you living in the body that’s right for you.

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Your Consultation Experience

The best way to know whether breast implant removal or a breast implant exchange is right for you is to meet with one of our highly experienced specialists. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will help you learn more about the various options that are available to you, and the many ways they can alter the look of your breasts to achieve your desired appearance. Once we’ve attained a thorough understanding of your personal health timeline, your expectations and goals, and other relevant details, we’ll work with you to design your surgical plan.

You and your surgeon will explore the various options available to you, such as incision placement, before scheduling your pre- and post-operative appointments. We will ensure that all of your concerns are addressed before your surgery, and will work with you after your procedure to ensure that you’re kept as comfortable as possible while you heal and recover. To get started, simply reach out and set up your consultation at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL locations today.

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The Breast Implant Removal Procedure

Breast implant removal is typically performed in an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) that exceeds the most stringent requirements, and alongside an anesthesiologist to ensure your complete and total comfort and safety. In some instances, breast implant removal can be a much simpler and quicker procedure than the previous breast enhancement surgery. 

Careful Incision Placement

If the existing incision line is used to remove the implant and no breast lift is performed, you can expect to be back home within hours and able to resume non-strenuous work the following day. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will attempt to utilize this technique wherever possible.

Implant Removal

Once the incision is made, your specialist will carefully remove each implant and perform any additional work inside the breast. If implants have ruptured, for example, your surgeon will carefully clean the area. 

Capsulectomy

In cases where capsular calcifications have developed, your board-certified surgeon will perform a capsulectomy to restore the feeling of a softer, more natural breast. If hardened tissue has developed in the breast pocket created for implantation, your surgeon may use reconstruction techniques to ensure the best results.

Finalizing Your Results

Once the necessary improvements have been made to each breast, your board-certified surgeon will make minor adjustments to ensure symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing results. Some patients combine a breast implant removal with a breast lift to address sagging and shape concerns, an option that exists due to the extensive experience our board-certified surgeons have with breast and body contouring procedures.

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Recovery After Breast Implant Removal

You’ll be able to return home immediately after your surgery, but you will need a trusted friend to drive you as your anesthesia wears off. The specifics of your recovery period will depend on your procedure.

For basic implant removal, you can immediately resume your daily routine and even return to work the next day. If a breast lift is performed at the same time as your implant removal, then your recovery period will be slightly longer.

For all procedures, we recommend avoiding heavy lifting and physical exercise for at least six weeks. We’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, and will schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that you’re healing as expected.

Our Exemplary Results

Take a look at the results some of our breast implant removal patients have enjoyed in the past. If you’re interested in speaking to a patient who has undergone a similar procedure, be sure to let us know during your consultation.

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Breast Implant Removal FAQs

Will my breasts return to being saggy and misshapen?

Can breast implant removal be combined with other corrective procedures?

What are other names for breast removal surgery?

Is it always necessary to remove the implant’s tissue capsule?

How much does breast implant removal cost?

Will my breasts return to being saggy and misshapen?

Though it is possible that the removal of breast implants can leave the breasts looking saggy and empty, our board-certified plastic surgeons are experts with breast and body procedures. You’ll work together with your surgeon to design a treatment plan that avoids this scenario. For example, a breast lift can be performed at the same time as a breast implant removal to reshape and restore some natural fullness to the breasts.

Can breast implant removal be combined with other corrective procedures?

Breast implant removal can be accompanied by other breast-specific procedures, like a breast lift, nipple repositioning, and breast reconstruction. Depending on your cosmetic goals, other surgeries may be incorporated into your treatment plan. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is a breast and body plastic surgery specialist and commonly combines implant removal with an arm lift, tummy tuck, or liposuction to create comprehensive results.

What are other names for breast removal surgery?

Patients may have noticed that different doctors refer to this surgery using different names, like “ex-plant” surgery, “explantation,” or “reverse breast implantation,” though each of these terms describes the same surgery of breast implant removal.

Is it always necessary to remove the implant’s tissue capsule?

In some cases of capsular contracture, the tissue capsule that has formed around the implant should be removed, but it is not always necessary. In mild cases, the formation is very flimsy and not at all detectable or dangerous in the body.

How much does breast implant removal cost?

The price of breast implant removal varies based on the experience and qualifications of the plastic surgeon performing your procedure. At Clevens Face and Body Specialists, a breast implant removal procedure with our experienced board-certified plastic surgeons ranges from $5000 to $9000. For a personalized quote to find out the cost of your breast implant removal surgery, schedule your consultation with one of our breast surgery specialists today.

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