Breast Implant Removal
Breast implant removal is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes the implants from breast augmentation or breast reconstruction procedures. Sometimes patients desire to have their implants removed due to lifestyle changes, or a desire to have smaller breasts with age. Alternatively, patients with breast implant complications, including ruptured implants or capsular contracture, or those with other conditions like breast cancer, require implant removal surgery due to health-related issues. During implant removal surgery, Dr. Tyrone may also remove any materials that have leaked from the implants and the breast capsule — the scar tissue that forms following the placement of a breast implant. The breast capsule typically requires removal when it becomes hardened and causes pain and/or discomfort to the patient. Sometimes, in very old implants, the implants' outer shell breaks down, which can allow the silicone to leak and the scar tissue to harden around the implant. In this case, the implant requires removal. Breast implant removal is a personal decision, Dr. Tyrone can help you determine your individual surgical options at the time of your consultation.
Dr. Tyrone performs implant removal surgery as an outpatient procedure at our fully accredited surgical center, utilizing a state-of-the-art technique that includes conscious sedation and numbing blocks to make pain minimal. Depending on your desired results and the condition of your health, implant explantation may also be combined with a mastopexy, or breast implant removal and lift, to improve the breast shape after implant removal.
Breast Implant Removal Surgery
Breast implant removal surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at Dr. Tyrone’s fully accredited plastic surgery office in Gainesville, FL. Our convenient location allows Dr. Tyrone to perform breast implant removal to patients from not only in the greater Gainesville and Alachua County, FL, region but also to patients throughout Northern Florida and Southern Georgia. Dr. Tyrone understands that the decision to remove your breast implants is an important one, and he knows the importance of educating you before, during and after the procedure.
If you are interested in undergoing implant removal surgery out of concern for what is commonly known as “breast implant illness”, please note, however, that this condition is not officially recognized by the FDA. There are no studies supporting the claim that breast implants cause illness. The symptoms associated with breast implant illness — such as fatigue and joint pain — may be attributed to post-surgical conditions such as changes in weight. In any case, rest assured knowing Dr. Tyrone is committed to your health and recovery.Schedule Consultation