Implant Removal Pensacola, FL

EN BLOC IMPLANT REMOVAL (Implant removal with Capsulectomy)

Whether it is because of a change in lifestyle, weight gain or health concerns, some women may decide to have their breast implants, along with the capsule surrounding the implants, removed. In some cases, a lift may be recommended to improve the shape of the breasts once the implants are removed. Fat transfer can also be done to add some fullness to the breast tissue.

Procedure The breast implants and the surrounding capsule are removed. Fat transfer (if recommended by your doctor) is done using a special liposuction technique. Fat is harvested from the abdomen, flanks or thighs. The fat is treated and then injected into the breast tissue. This adds a small to moderate amount of volume to the breast. A breast lift can help restore breasts to a pleasing shape, without a “deflated” appearance.
Goal Natural breasts
Facility An out-patient surgery center or hospital
Anesthesia General anesthesia is required for this procedure
Hospital stay This is out-patient surgery and does not require an overnight hospital stay
Assistance You will be able to walk, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your need for pain medication, you may not be able to drive or care of others while you are recovering
Walking You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of blood clots
Showering You should be able to shower 24 hours after surgery
Exercise You can resume light exercise (walking, riding a stationary bike, etc.) one week after surgery with good support. Most patients can exercise regularly 3-4 weeks after surgery
Sex Patients are asked to wait at least one week after surgery so that there is no increase in blood pressure. No one other than YOU should touch your breasts for six weeks after surgery.
Work Most patients are able to resume office-type work within 2-3 days of surgery. No heavy lifting until you are fully healed, which is about 6 weeks.
Swelling Most swelling usually subsides within 3-5 days after surgery
Bruising If present, it should go away 1-2 weeks after surgery
Follow-up Appointments 1-3 days after surgery, 2 weeks, 8 weeks, 6 months and 1 year
Performed by: Dr. Peter Butler and Dr. Jocelyn Leveque
Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery office in the area offering Canfield Vectra 3-D Imaging and Breast Sculptor software.