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.

Recovery

Hospital stay

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

Positioning

After a neck lift you should sleep with your neck extended (head tilted back) for 2 weeks. This means no pillows. You may roll up a small towel and place it behind your neck (not your head).

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.

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

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