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What is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal, or explant surgery, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of breast implants from breast augmentation or breast reconstruction patients.

During this procedure, the surgeon may also remove silicone material from implant leaks and the capsule, which is the scar tissue that forms around the implant. Usually, the scar tissue, or capsule, that forms around the implant is soft and thin and does not need to be removed.

However, if it becomes hard and calcified it may cause pain and discomfort and this is called capsular contracture. This is a reason to remove your implant and capsule.

Some women may experience complications with their breast implants, such as implant rupture, leakage or displacement. These issues can cause discomfort or pain and may also require removal of the implant.

Based on each patient’s goals and desires, Dr. Gal may offer a mastopexy, or lift, along with the implant removal. A mastopexy will help to re-shape the breast tissue and loose skin once the breast implant is removed.

Based on each patient’s individual exam and needs, Dr. Gal may stage the two procedures. In this scenario, the implants will be removed in the first procedure. Three months later, the lift will be performed if the patient desires. Dr. Gal will discuss all these options at your consultation.

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Breast Implant Removal Candidates:

Candidates for breast implant removal are typically women who have had breast augmentation in the past for cosmetic or reconstruction reasons and wish to have their breast implants removed. These are the most common reasons for undergoing the breast implant removal:

  • Implant complications: implant rupture, leakage, or displacement.
  • Medical reasons: breast cancer, infection, or implant-related illnesses.
  • Cosmetic reasons: to restore a more natural appearance.
  • Changes in lifestyle or personal preferences.

It’s important to note that breast implant removal is a personal decision that should be made after careful consideration and discussion with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon. A consultation with Dr. Gal can help determine whether a woman is a good candidate for the procedure based on her individual needs and circumstances

Why Peoria Cosmetic Surgery?

At Peoria Cosmetic Surgery you will consult with Dr. Gal, a board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly skilled in breast implant removal surgery. She has extensive training and experience in performing this procedure and will use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes for her patients.

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