The goal of breast implant removal surgery is to remove breast implants from breast augmentation patients. Breast implant removals can be performed with or without implant replacement or another procedure like a breast reduction or breast lift that would help maintain a youthful breast contour.
During breast implant removal surgery, Dr. Doolabh may also remove silicone material from implant leaks and the breast capsule, which is the scar tissue that forms after the placement of a breast implant. Often, the scar tissue that forms after the placement of an implant is soft and does not need to be removed, but it may harden over time, causing pain and discomfort. This is often a reason to have the implants and scar tissue removed. In some cases, the outside shell of the implant breaks down causing silicone to leak and the scar tissue around the implant to harden. It is important to understand that your implants should be removed for this reason.
Breast implants are not lifelong devices and it is important to have them exchanged or removed approximately every 10-15 years. This decision is typically based on the patient’s needs and desires.
If you’re interested in breast removal surgery, please contact our office at (904) 854-4800 to schedule a consultation.
Who is a good candidate for a breast implant removal?
Breast implant removal surgery is a highly individualized procedure. It should be performed if you have capsular contracture (hardening of the breast), pain with implants, if imaging has shown a leak of the capsule and/or if you no longer desire implants or wish to exchange them.
In general, you may be a good candidate for breast implant removal if:
- You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
- You have realistic expectations
- You are a nonsmoker
- You are bothered by the appearance of your implants
- You have experienced discomfort or pain
- You feel your breasts are too heavy
- You are starting to feel your breast scar tissue is getting harder or tighter
- Imaging suggests a leak or rupture of implants
- You have experienced a rupture or leak of implants
During a consultation with Dr. Doolabh, you can spend some time reviewing before and after photos and learning about what to expect during breast implant removal or replacement. Preparation ahead of time often helps patients have reasonable expectations and a smoother recovery.
Before & After Photos
Learn more about breast implant removal: Call our office at (904) 854-4800 to schedule a consultation.
More Frequently Asked Questions
A breast implant removal requires an incision to be placed along the lower fold of your breast or an incision around or below the areola. Each operation involves different steps based on the patient’s particular surgery needs. In addition to removing the breast implant, there may be scar tissue to remove, and if the implant ruptured there may be excess silicone material to remove as well. Sutures can be used to close the surgical incision.
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- What specific training do you have in breast implant revision techniques?
- Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
- What surgical technique is recommended for me?
- How can I expect my breast implant removal procedure to look over time?
The cost of breast implant removal will depend on your specific body goals, the current state of your breast implants, and whether or not you wish to have the implants replaced. To determine the exact cost of your procedure, we invite you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Doolabh in Jacksonville, FL. During your consultation, Dr. Doolabh will help develop a personalized plan to satisfy your unique breast contour goals. The expected procedure cost can then be provided at that time.
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