- No longer desire implants
- Have hardened implants (capsular contracture)
- Have leaking implants
- Have distortion of the breast from years of having implants
- Have BIAI (Breast implant associated illness)
Should I get a
Implant removal is a good idea for healthy patients who no longer want their implants or want to replace their implants.
Capsulectomy is a medical procedure for patients experiencing clinically significant capsular contracture. In Grade I and II capsular contracture, your breasts might feel a little firm, but look normal. In Grades III and IV capsular contracture, your breasts look abnormal and feel firm; they may even start to hurt. Hardening of the implants with distortion and pain is a clear indication that something is wrong, and you should consider capsulectomy to remove the implant.
What are my other breast restoration options after implant removal?
A breast lift is a cosmetic procedure in which a sagging breast is re-oriented to make it sit upright on the chest wall. If your nipples are pointing downwards, they can be returned to a youthful position. This procedure doesn’t increase breast size, but it can improve the breast profile and overall appearance.
Fat grafting is a procedure in which fat is harvested from other parts of the body, such as the thighs, buttocks, and flanks, via liposuction. After purification, the fat tissues are injected into the breast to augment the breast size. However, this procedure is only suitable if you have sufficient fat tissues in other parts of the body.
What happens during
implant removal procedure?
Your implant removal journey starts with a consultation with Dr. Vial. He carefully assesses your condition, discusses your goals, and creates a surgical plan. The appropriate removal technique will be based on your breast implant condition and goals. Some implant removal can be done under local anesthesia, but most are done under general anesthesia. The day of surgery, Dr. Vial marks your breasts and reverifies the planned scars with you. Once you are under anesthesia, Dr. Vial removes your implants. He might use the same scar from your previous surgery, or, in some cases, he may make a new scar or lengthen existing scars. If you desire another breast implant or a breast lift this can be done at the same time or in a staged fashion.
Why choose Dr. Vial for implant removal?
Dr. Vial is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in implant removal. He has trained at the world’s best institutions where many of these procedures continue to be advanced. He makes safety a top priority and has developed a reputation for beautiful, natural results.