Implant Removal


For many patients, there will come a time when they are ready to have their implants removed. Breast implant removal or explant, can range from a very simple procedure with minimal downtime, to a much larger procedure if other surgeries need to be performed. Dr Papillion is highly experienced in all aspects of breast implant removal and secondary procedures to assist with restoration of breast feel, function, and appearance. Continue reading below for more details on breast implant removal.

Breast Implant Removal  Before & After Photos
Breast Implant Removal  Before & After Photos

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Quick Facts:

Breast Augmentation

Cost: 1500-4000
Downtime: 1-3 days
Pain Scale 1-10: 1-2
Also known as: Explant, Implant Removal

Dr Papillion is one of the greatest MDs that I have met in my 25+ years of nursing. My surgical outcome was fabulous; I am extremely pleased with the results. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering and plastic surgery!! He is a great person and a wonderful surgeon. Had an implant to start leaking, decided to have them removed and a breast lift after consultation and options this is what I decided best fit my desires and I am extremely pleased with my outcomes. My breast are now perky and young looking. Would make the same decision again. His office staff are extremely polite and professional.

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What are the options when removing a breast implant?

Removal of breast implants can range from simple incision and removal in the office, to removal of the breast capsule, implant, combined with fat grafting and or breast lift in the operating room. There could be other other options or combinations of procedure that may be warranted depending on your needs.

How do I know what I need?

What type of surgery you need depends on several things. First, what are the circumstances that you are requiring implant removal. Second, what does your breast tissue and overall anatomy look like currently. Third, what are your goals. A detailed consultation will give you the answer.

What is enblock capsulectomy or enblock explant and do you perform these?

Enblock implant removal is when the breast capsule and the breast implant are removed in one solid piece. This ensures you are removing all of the breast capsule and off of the implant and its surroundings. Yes, I perform this operation and have for years.

These were a few questions discussing breast implant removal by double board certified plastic surgeon Dr Paul Warner Papillion. To learn more about your best options, schedule a consultation today!

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