Explant and Capsulectomy
While many women desire breast implants to enhance the size and shape of their breasts, others who have already undergone breast augmentation decide in the future to have their implants removed. At some point, these women begin to feel unsatisfied with their implants, either because they feel they are too large or have implant problems such as rupture or capsular contracture. There are also some who feel their implants are in some way causing health issues. Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure that involves removing a woman’s current implants and the scar tissue (capsule) surrounding the implants. This is also called explant and capsulectomy surgery.
Achieved With Explant and Capsulectomy
During the natural aging process, women may notice their implants no longer look as attractive or proportionate as they once did. Patients who wish to regain their natural-looking breasts can opt for this procedure to achieve the results they desire.
A Balanced Figure
A Balanced Figure
Weight fluctuations and pregnancy can cause a woman’s breast implants to appear misshapen or asymmetrical. Explant and capsulectomy can improve the shape of breasts and make them more proportionate, producing a balanced silhouette.
Patients who no longer want their breast implants may feel self-conscious about their appearance. Others may believe their implants no longer reflect who they are as a person. Explant and capsulectomy surgery can not only restore the breasts to their original state, but it can also boost a woman’s self-esteem.
Following your procedure, a surgical bra will be placed around the breasts to protect them as they heal. Swelling and bruising may develop, but these side effects should resolve after a few days. You will be asked to refrain from any strenuous activities that may put stress on your breasts for a few weeks. You can go back to work between one and two weeks after your surgery.
Explant and capsulectomy is an extensive procedure. Most are performed utilizing the scars you have from your first surgery. However, the operation may require a longer scar than the one used when your implants were placed. The scars will fade over time and are well hidden by bathing suit tops and bras.
You may experience some discomfort following your implant removal procedure. Dr. Spies will prescribe you medication to help minimize the pain.
The cost of your surgery will vary based on several factors, including surgical technique and anesthesia fees. Dr. Spies will provide you with a cost estimate during your consultation and determine the best plan to reach your aesthetic objectives.