Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal surgery, known as explantation, can be performed to change size and shape of breast implants, to remove the implants altogether, or to address a ruptured implant.

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Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Diehl does breast implant removal

Many patients in the Raleigh area have enjoyed their implants but would like to return to a natural size or shape or have had issues with the implants and would like to have them removed.  Breast implant removal is usually performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the situation, a part of the capsule or the entire capsule is removed.  Sometimes the implant and capsule are removed together as one entity, called an “en bloc”  removal.  The explanation procedure can require several hours of surgical time, depending on the status of the implant capsule and whether or not the implant is ruptured. The procedure is performed in our AAAASF certified outpatient surgical center. The removal is done via an incision in the inframammary fold or the peri-areolar incision, depending on what incision was used for the original augmentation surgery. Patients usually have drains for 2-5 days after the procedure and wear compression.  The recovery is relatively easy and the surgery usually does not involve a significant amount of postoperative discomfort in most patients.

Breast Implant Removal

Before and After Photos: Breast Implant Removal - patient is a 59 year old female

The patient is a 59 year old female with breast implants from the 1980's that had developed capsular contractures. She was interested in implant removal without replacement. Implant removal and capsulectomy was performed under general anesthesia.

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