WHAT IS IMPLANT EXPLANTATION?
Breast implant removal, also known as explantation, is for the purpose of removing breast implants that have undergone changes over time and are currently no longer needed or wanted. The ideal implant removal typically includes a breast lift and in certain cases an “In Bloc” capsulectomy, where the scar tissue is removed in its entirety.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Ideal implant explantation is an excellent option if you find that a smaller breast is better suited to your desired appearance. Some women become very active in sports and find that large breasts make it more difficult to excel in vigorous activities.
To be eligible for breast implant removal, you must be in good general health. Your complete medical history will be evaluated and discussed during the consultation phase.
This procedure is performed under anesthesia, and usually takes 2-3 hours.
An incision is created to remove existing implants and the tissue is reshaped to create an attractive, youthful contour. The extraction includes a capsulotomy and a lift as well.
Some discomfort, swelling, and bruising may occur after the breast implant removal procedure. These disappear after a few days and patients can return to work after a week. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 3 weeks.
The results are immediate, permanent and the incisions are discreet and often fade significantly over time.
The cost for implant explantation can vary depending on the patient’s individual needs but it is usually: $5,000-9,000