You were likely excited when you first got your breast implants and enjoyed the increased size and fullness you desired before you underwent surgery. However, breast implants aren’t designed to last a lifetime. After many years of use, you might think that now is the right time for an upgrade or a refresh. Some patients might also develop reservations about the look of their old implants and desire a revision, while others may have concerns about breast implant-related illnesses (BII). No matter your reasons, breast implant removal surgery, also known as explant surgery, would be able to help you achieve your goals.
Depending on the results you have in mind, Dr. Shadid will ensure that you’re aware of all your options after your implants have been removed so you can still enjoy an aesthetically pleasing outcome.
Breast implant removal, also known as explant surgery, is a surgical procedure that extracts the implants from the breast pocket. In some cases, this can be a very straightforward procedure, where the surgeon performing the implant removal can use the same incision locations as the original implant surgery, eliminating the need for additional scarring after your procedure. However, when there are additional complications such as capsular contracture or implant ruptures, it can become extremely complex.
Depending on the specifications of the surgery, there can be multiple outcomes, which is why it is extremely important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with the technical know-how and experience to perform your explantation surgery. When breast implant removal is performed by an experienced breast surgeon like Dr.Shadid, the results are usually highly satisfying. Depending on your goals for the procedure, this surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with another treatment, such as implant replacement or breast lift.