Breast implant removal is becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery among women. A breast implant removal can be performed for many reasons. Some women grow tired of their implants and want to return to their natural breasts, or their implants may need to be replaced or removed due to the age of the implant or damage.
Have you grown tired of your breast implants? Are you interested in removing your implants and returning to your natural breasts? At Tarola Plastic Surgery, we offer breast implant removal to help our patients achieve their desired aesthetic results and look and feel their best. We also offer capsulectomies in combination with our breast implant removal procedures for patients who may be experiencing a breast capsular contracture.
Do you want to learn more about the breast implant removal procedures offered by Tarola Plastic Surgery? Contact our offices in Murfreesboro and Hendersonville today for more information or to schedule a consultation!
What is breast implant removal?
Breast implant removal, also known as an explant surgery, is a popular surgical procedure that involves removing a patient’s implants due to dissatisfaction with the look or feel of the implants. This surgical procedure is often performed for women who are no longer satisfied with the look and feel of their implants, or for women who are experiencing sagging caused by fluctuation in weight, aging, or pregnancy. Dr. Tarola can perform a breast lift on patients who wish to remove their implants but want to experience a lift in their natural breasts. Breast implant removal can also be performed for patients that have experienced damage to their implants, are suffering from a breast capsular contracture, or who feel like their implants are affecting their health. Dr. Tarola performs capsulectomies in combination with breast implant removal for patients suffering from a breast capsular contracture.
How does breast implant removal work?
Breast implant removal procedures typically take about an hour. If patients are having a capsulectomy or breast lift performed in combination with a breast implant removal, the length of the procedure may be longer. Breast implant removal procedures typically use the same incisions created by the initial breast augmentation surgery to minimize and reduce scarring associated with the breast implant removal. Once the implants have been removed, Dr. Tarola can perform a breast lift to reduce any sagging caused by the removal of the implants.
What is the recovery period?
Patients should plan to take approximately seven to ten days off of work to recover from a breast implant removal. After returning to work, patients should plan to avoid heavy or strenuous exercise for at least three weeks following the procedure. Recovery periods can vary from patient to patient.
What is a capsulectomy?
After a breast implant has been placed, scar tissue forms in the treated area. Sometimes scar tissue forms around the breast implant and can become thick and hard, causing the implants to squeeze or displace. This scar tissue surrounding the implant is called a breast capsular contracture and may cause the patient pain or discomfort. A capsulectomy is an open surgery during which Dr. Tarola will cut through the scar tissue and fully remove the breast capsular contracture. This surgical procedure is often performed with breast implant removal procedures because the implant needs to be removed. Dr. Tarola will perform an “en bloc capsulectomy” when necessary and/or requested by the patient and he photographs the scar tissue and implants immediately following their removal. For patients who wish to keep their implants, a breast implant replacement procedure can be performed. Capsulectomies typically take about one to two hours and can require up to 10 to 14 days of recovery following the procedure. Dr. Tarola will provide further information about this procedure during your initial consultation.
Are you interested in learning more about the breast implant removal procedures offered at Tarola Plastic Surgery? Contact our office in Murfreesboro or Hendersonville today for more information or to schedule a consultation!