Breast Augmentation with Implant
Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedu...
Implant removal is just that, it is the removal of previously placed implants from various areas of the body. The most common areas for removal are breast implant removal buttock implant removal and chin implant removal. It is likely a capsulotomy or a capsulectomy will be performed during this procedure.
Implant removal is a safe procedure and is performed on people who have the need to replace or remove their implants. If time is the reason or if you feel you would rather continue without the implant all together.
This procedure has been more recently referrred to as an explant, though the defined term does not fit the actual procedure that is being performed.
If you have an implant that was placed by a surgeon at some point and you are no longer interested in having the implant remain in your body, you may be a good candidate for this surgery. Contact the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery to set up a brief consultation with Dr. Capuano to discuss your options. Call 201-820-5280
If you are considering removing your implants. Please call our office to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Capuano, our office coordinators will be happy to assist you.
This is a great question and really points to managing accurate patient expectations. Every person is different so this answer will vary from one patient to another. Best advice without a consultation is to consider these few things when determining if removal without replacing is the right thing for you.
First consider the size of your implants and the amount of time you had your implants for, the bigger the implant and the more time you had the implants in for the more of a deflated look you will have post removal. During your consultation you will be evaluated for your grade of pstosis (sagging of the breast). This will help determine whether your expectations are in line with removal. If more sagging and less projection is your expectation then it is likely you are prepared for removal without replacement. Another option is removal with a breast lift, having a breast lift performed at the time of removal will help correct sagging and improve projection with the breast tissue that is remaining once your implants are removed.