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.


The breast implants and the surrounding capsule are removed. Some women may want to utilize their own body’s fat to replace some of the breast volume lost when the implant is removed. Fat transfer adds a small to moderate amount of volume to the breast.  Many women opt to have a breast lift after implant removal which can restore breasts to a pleasing shape, without a “deflated” appearance.


Natural breasts


An out-patient surgery center or hospital


General anesthesia is required for this procedure.

Hospital stay

This is out-patient surgery and does not require an overnight hospital stay.


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.


You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of blood clots.


You should be able to shower 24 hours after surgery.


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.


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.


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.


Most swelling usually subsides within 3-5 days after surgery.


If present, it should go away 1-2 weeks after surgery.

Risks & Complications

Hematoma, contour irregularities, infection, prolonged swelling, delayed wound healing poor scarring, hairline irregularity, nerve injury, need for revision, complications related to anesthesia.

Performed by: Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, Dr. Patterson

Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery office in the area offering Canfield Vectra 3-D Imaging and Breast Sculptor software.