Your options after implant removal
You can expect honest, accurate guidance from Dr. Courtney during your consultation. Our patients rave about how Dr. Courtney listens with such open-minded compassion and the comfort they feel in asking questions about the various issues associated with breast implant removal. These procedures can ensure you have a beautiful figure, no matter your age, weight, or circumstances.
Breast implant removal only
Removing only the implants is a quick and relatively straightforward procedure. An incision is created, typically in the breast crease, and the implant is then meticulously removed. Patients with saline implants may be candidates for implant draining before removal, allowing a smaller incision. Some patients receiving implant removal only can have the procedure done under local anesthesia in the office.
Implant removal with capsulectomy
The capsule is a scar tissue coating that forms around the implant and pocket. These tissue capsules develop around every implanted medical device, including pacemakers and artificial joints. When the implant removal includes a capsulectomy, the implant is removed along with the scar tissue capsule. Capsule removal isn’t always necessary, but it may be necessary if you have capsular contracture or ruptured silicone implants.
En bloc breast implant removal
En bloc breast implant removal is a specialized surgical procedure. The implant and the capsule are removed as a single unit. This procedure may be appropriate if you are experiencing problems with implants or if leakage is suspected. Keeping the capsule intact can be helpful in warding off any health risks associated with infection.
Breast implant removal and lift
Breast implants stretch and expand the skin and tissues. After removing the implants, the breasts may be left looking deflated and empty. Pairing your implant removal with a breast lift will reshape the breast tissue, helping to restore youthful, round, natural breast appearance. Generally, the larger the implant, the more necessary it is to perform a lift.
Breast implant removal with replacement
Sometimes breast implants require replacement for various reasons. If you’re experiencing complications with your implants or if you feel you want to change the size of your breasts, it may be time to remove and replace your implants.
Breast implant removal and fat grafting
Fat grafting can replace the volume that the implants once provided. This cutting-edge procedure allows you to enhance breast size without the need to place new implants. Your own fat cells are harvested, purified, and transferred to the breasts to add subtle volume.