Deciding to remove your breast implants can be a tough choice, and eventual removal likely did not cross your mind after having your initial breast augmentation. However, you may experience mechanical failures over time, such as ruptured implants, concerns about breast implant illness, or even implant fatigue. 

No matter the reason you wish to have your implants removed, our board-certified plastic surgeons have years of cosmetic and reconstructive experience performing breast implant removal procedures in Las Vegas, NV, and they are here to guide you through the process.

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Why Choose Breast Implant Removal?

There are several common reasons why you might seek breast implant removal. Some of the primary reasons include:

  • Physiological complications such as capsular contracture, scarring around the implant that causes asymmetry and chronic pain
  • Mechanical complications, including ruptured implants
  • Worry over breast implant illness
  • Changing aesthetic ideals

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal?

Ultimately, anyone dissatisfied with their breast implants or who has experienced physical complications due to breast implants may be a good candidate for removal. 

Specifically, you may be a good candidate if:

  • You are physically healthy overall
  • You have realistic expectations about the procedure
  • You are bothered by the appearance of your implants
  • Your implants are causing you pain
  • You feel as if your breast tissue is getting harder or tighter
  • You have experienced a rupture or leak from your implants
  • You have concerns that your implants are causing health problems

Taking the First Steps

The first step is to consult with one of our doctors, who will perform a complete physical examination and verify your eligibility for a safe and successful breast implant removal. If you decide to move forward with surgery, your doctor will provide further insight into the process and answer any questions you may have.

Meet Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

At VPSI, our surgeons distinguish themselves by their excellent technical skills and artistic eye. Both Dr. Brosious and Dr. Goldman have the versatile experience that allows them to say “yes” to nearly every patient who walks through the door. 

Dr. John Brosious is a full-scope plastic and reconstructive surgeon offering head-to-toe surgeries. His background includes experience in Level I Trauma centers and academic institutions, equipping him to take on the most advanced reconstruction cases. Dr. Brosious performs over 200 chest surgeries a year for both transfeminine and transmasculine patients, and he is also the only surgeon in Nevada performing male to female genital gender affirmation surgery. 

Likewise, Dr. Joshua Goldman is a comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgeon, well-known in the breast cancer community for his specialization in breast microsurgery. He single-handedly has the highest number of microsurgery cases in the State of Nevada and has been named by Vegas Inc’s Las Vegas Weekly as “Las Vegas 40 Under 40” and a “2021 Top Doctor.” 

To Dr. Brosious and Dr. Goldman, you are family, and they are here to help guide you through your journey to enhance your natural beauty.

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The Breast Implant Removal Process Explained

Once you arrive at the surgery center, you will be placed under full anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety. The doctor will make an incision under the lower fold of the breast. 

Through these incisions, the doctor will remove the implants and the capsule that has formed around them. For many patients, the procedure will also include a mastopexy, or breast lift, performed along with a fat graft, ensuring that the result is aesthetically pleasing and looks as natural as possible.

In most cases, it is necessary to remove the entire breast capsule via a total capsulectomy, though the doctor may not remove it in one piece. The doctor will choose the most effective approach after a detailed evaluation.

An en bloc capsulectomy procedure involves the removal of the breast capsule, with the implant still inside of it, in one piece. This type of capsulectomy can be a more complicated operation but may be the best option in some instances.

Breast implant removal and breast lift combination can reposition sagging breasts or address weakened breast tissue and skin. After removing the implants and the breast capsule, the doctor will perform the breast lift or mastopexy with fat grafting.

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Recovery and Aftercare

Following breast implant removal, you will need to allow your body to heal for a few days. Most patients will need to take it easy for a week and abstain from strenuous exercise for several weeks. There may be some swelling and discomfort following the procedure, but we will provide you with pain management tools as needed. You will be given a complete set of aftercare instructions before discharge.

Breast Implant Removal Frequently Asked Questions

One of the most common reasons for breast implant removal concerns breast implant illness. Though the term may encompass any number of symptoms related to breast implants, it is most commonly used to describe autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA). Several potential symptoms are associated with this condition, ranging from physical pain to chronic fatigue. 

While any surgery comes with potential risks, the risks associated with breast implant removal are minimal, especially when you choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to perform the procedure.

You’re In Good Hands With VPSI

Vegas Plastic Surgery Institute is a full-scope plastic and reconstructive surgery practice, offering both head-to-toe reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. Our doctors and team abide by uncompromising standards to provide you with a high level of care and a positive experience in a judgment-free zone. Schedule a consultation at our Las Vegas office today at (702) 727-8500.