Breast Implant Removal


Breast implant removal, or explantation, 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. Other times, patients with breast implant complications, including ruptured implants or capsular contracture, or 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 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 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 surgical facility located in Gainesville, FL. Our convenient location allows Dr. Tyrone to perform breast implant explantation 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 as he believes the most informed patients are also the most comfortable and confident patients. Several before-and-after breast implant removal patient photographs are available on our website. Additional photographs are available for viewing in our office.

For many women, the result of breast implant removal can be satisfying, even exhilarating, as they achieve their preferential breast size and level of fullness. Regular examination by your plastic surgeon and routine mammograms for those in the appropriate age groups at prescribed intervals will help assure that any possible complications can be detected early and proactively treated. Your decision to undergo breast implant removal is a highly personal one. The important thing is how you feel about it. If you’ve met your goals, then your surgery is a success.

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Breast Implant Removal Frequently Asked Questions

The following includes a few of the commonly asked questions regarding breast implant removal in Gainesville, FL. We understand that patients often have many other questions, and we strongly encourage you to write them down and bring them with you to your consultation. Dr. Tyrone is happy to answer any question you may have and believes the most informed patients are the most satisfied patients.

Breast explanation surgery, also known as breast implant removal, is a procedure that includes removing implants from a breast augmentation. It is one of the common procedures performed by Gainesville, Florida Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Tyrone. As with other procedures, breast implant removal surgery is a highly individualized procedure and should be performed if the patient experiences hardening of the breast, — or capsular contracture — pain due to the implants, leaking implants, and/or if the patient would like to alter their implants or remove them completely.
Dr. Tyrone can remove every type of breast implant during breast implant removal surgery. Utilizing a state-of-the-art technique, Dr. Tyrone performs the implant removal procedure using conscious sedation and numbing blocks to ensure that any pain is minimal.
Provided you are a good candidate for breast implant removal, the procedure will reverse the results of breast augmentation. On average, the breast implant removal procedure requires one to three weeks to heal properly without additional procedures. Additional surgical procedures may extend the period of recovery and rest required of the patient. If you and Dr. Tyrone have decided to proceed with a breast lift, or implant replacement, breasts will still appear full following the implant removal procedure.
Dr. Tyrone performs breast implant removal surgery in a state-of-the-art operating facility located adjacent to his office in Gainesville. North Florida Plastic Surgery is certified at the highest level by American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. Our entire staff is dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction. A beautifully decorated reception area, comfortable exam rooms and attentive care from staff through all phases of recovery help to make your entire surgical experience a pleasant one. Every measure has been taken to ensure your safety and comfort.
As with any surgical procedure, excessive bleeding following the operation may cause some swelling and pain. If excessive bleeding continues, another operation may be needed to control the bleeding and remove the accumulated blood.

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