Breast augmentation has been a very safe and common surgical procedure for many years. Overall, breast implants have gotten better and better with time. But in recent years, there have been some new concerns about breast implants leading to problems, and some women have begun to have issues that require breast implant removal.
If you are having worries or problems with your breast implants, you may want to call breast implant removal surgeon Dr. Rachel Mason of Perspectives Plastic Surgery Las Vegas. Dr. Mason believes that every woman should have the safest treatment and peace of mind they deserve.
After an in-depth breast explant consultation with Dr. Mason, you will walk out understanding your options for breast implant removal and what is best for you. She will prescribe a plan designed to with your health, physical, and mental well-being in mind.
Breast explant surgery is the removal of a breast implant, with or without the scar tissue that surrounds it.
There are several reasons that Las Vegas women choose to have their breast implants removed: Because they don’t want them anymore, or they have issues after undergoing breast augmentation surgery.
Sometimes, as time goes on, women decide that they no longer want to have breast implants. Sometimes they want to go back to their more natural look, or they are tired of the feeling of their augmented breasts. Some women have had recurring issues with their breast implants like capsular contracture, implant rupture or infections.
It is completely reasonable to have them removed if you no longer want them. Keep in mind that sometimes the breast tissue has been stretched, so, when the implant is removed, they may not look exactly like they did before a previous breast augmentation.
There is now a known type of cancer that is associated with chest implants. It is called breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL. This type of cancer has been almost exclusively seen in patients who have had textured implants. Unfortunately, textured implants were very common and very popular for many years so this could be a concern for a large number of women.
Currently, women who have no symptoms can just be monitored and do not have to have any intervention. However, if you do have symptoms like breast swelling or fluid collection, you should be evaluated by a plastic surgeon.
Some Las Vegas women have no symptoms but are worried about the risk of developing BIA-ALCL. They may choose to have their textured breast implants removed all together or removed and replaced with silicone breast implants. Although this is not proven to eliminate the risk entirely, it is a logical and reasonable choice to increase peace of mind.
Another disorder that has been investigated recently is breast implant illness. The symptoms are somewhat vague and non-specific, like chronic fatigue, memory problems, anxiety, joint and muscle pains, anxiety or depression, rashes, and gastrointestinal issues.
Studies are underway to help better understand this illness and how to treat it, but it does seem that symptoms often get better when the implants are removed.
If you think you may have breast implant illness you should see a doctor first to make sure that your symptoms are not from any other cause before you seek to have your implants removed. If all other medical reasons have been ruled out, you may want to consider breast explant surgery.
With this breast surgeries, your breast implant is extracted, followed by the tightening and lifting of your skin to enhance the aesthetic of your breast. Incisions, made in the nipple area and the lower portion of your breast, occasionally in the fold, serve to tighten loose skin. The inclusion of a breast lift will extend the total duration of your breast implant removal surgery by an additional hour.
The recovery time for this procedure is comparable to that of breast implant removal. However, the associated risks are slightly elevated, including:
After undergoing breast implant removal surgery, you may be provided with gauze dressings or bandages, and drains could be employed. Wearing a support bra or surgical garment may be recommended during breast implant removal recovery, and there are instances where a compression garment is utilized to reduce post-surgery swelling.
Following the procedure, drains—small, slender tubes might be temporarily inserted under the skin within the pocket to facilitate the drainage of any surplus blood or serous fluid that may accumulate.
The healing process will extend over several weeks as swelling gradually diminishes. It is crucial to adhere to the instructions provided by your plastic surgeon and attend scheduled follow-up visits to ensure proper recovery.
The most recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons indicates that the average expense for breast implant removal surgery is $3,437. It’s essential to note that this figure represents only a portion of the overall cost, excluding additional expenses such as anesthesia, operating room facilities, and related charges.
To ascertain your final fee, it is recommended to consult with your plastic surgeon’s office directly.
Although patients typically exhibit a “flat” chest immediately following breast explant surgery, this appearance is not always enduring. Here, we elucidate the procedure for assessing the anticipated post-surgery appearance of your breasts.
Additionally, we explore options to help achieve the desired aesthetic outcome.
Following the breast implant removal, patients may undergo chest wall alterations, encounter excess fluid retention in the breasts, or notice changes in the texture of their implants.
Moreover, certain individuals choose to undergo plastic surgery for breast reconstruction after the removal of their implants.
Dr. Rachel Mason of Perspectives Plastic Surgery Las Vegas.
Insurance coverage for the removal of implants is frequently justified when pain is attributable to capsular contracture. Moreover, if the implants result in significant pain due to nerve damage or the weight of the implants, it is occasionally feasible to secure insurance reimbursement for the removal procedure.
An examination involving 100 patients found that 89% of those who underwent capsulectomy and implant removal experienced symptom improvement within three months post-surgery. These improvements encompassed cognitive issues, fatigue, burning pain in the breast and chest wall, dry eyes, anxiety, and joint pain.
The term “en bloc” is derived from French and directly translates to “all together” or “as a whole.” In the context of breast implant removal, an en bloc capsulectomy involves the removal of both the scar tissue capsule and the breast implant simultaneously, without opening the capsule.
Complications such as deflation may have arisen, or individuals may have opted to revert to their original size. Following breast implant removal, some individuals may necessitate a breast lift to address sagging, while others may not.
It is imperative to repair the pectoral muscle. This not only enhances the muscle’s strength but also contributes to a more aesthetically pleasing appearance of the breast by providing lift and volume. Furthermore, neglecting to repair the pectoral muscles may lead to a “pec flex” deformity, causing excessive movement after the implant removal.
If you are considering a breast implant removal in Las Vegas, there are a few key things to keep in mind. During your consultation, Dr. Mason can explain everything you need to know and make sure you have the resources you need to achieve the best results.
Her goal is to help breast augmentation patients look as beautiful as you feel, so call her today to get started on this new chapter.