Breast implant removal procedure
There are a number of breast implant removal procedures, depending on your unique needs and goals for your body.
Breast explant with capsulectomy (for capsular contracture)
Capsular contracture is the tightening and calcification of the capsule (the tissue that your body forms around any foreign object in the body, such as breast implants). If the capsule becomes infected and the implant feels hard, breast explant surgery is done to remove it.
During the procedure, incisions will be made in the same place as they were made in the original implant surgery.The implant and the capsule together are removed and the incisions are closed.
Breast explant with breast lift
If the breast skin is stretched or sagging, which is often the case, a breast lift may be done at the same time as the implant removal. The excess breast skin will be removed to tighten the breasts and the breasts will be lifted higher on the chest wall. The nipples will be repositioned for a perky, youthful look.
Breast explant with replacement implants or fat transfer augmentation
If you wish to continue to have augmented breasts, once Dr. Shermak removes the old implants, new implants of your choosing are inserted, giving your breasts the look and feel you desire.
If you don’t want to have implants but still want enhanced size and volume, a fat transfer can be performed. During this procedure, fat is removed from one part of the body that has surplus fat tissue, which gives you the added benefit of sculpting and shaping that area. The fat cells are purified and then injected into the breasts, which gives them a fuller, more natural appearance.
Breast explant alone
During this procedure, Dr. Shermak will remove your implants without adding a lift or replacing the augmentation with implants or fat transfer.