Breast explant surgery is the process of removing a patient’s breast implants, typically for one or more of the following reasons:

  • They no longer want the larger size or particular shape, which may have been altered due to age, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations.
  • The implant is leaking or has moved.
  • Capsular contracture (when irregular scar tissue forms around the implant) has occurred and may be causing pain or discomfort.
  • The patient has developed breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a rare type of cancer found in the surrounding scar tissue.

Masterful Breast Explant Surgery With Dr. Rai

Located right in the heart of Dallas, Dr. Rai is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is laser-focused on the delicate, complex art of breast implant removal. Having performed over 2,000 breast explantations, he is consistently at the forefront of the latest medical advances in this challenging technique. Below, we’ve broken down the main explant surgery considerations for potential patients so they know what to expect.

It’s An Advanced Surgical Procedure

The most important thing to keep in mind is that a breast explant procedure is serious surgery. You’ll need to be placed under general anesthesia (administered and monitored by a board-certified anesthesiologist).

In addition to removing the implants themselves, Dr. Rai will likely need to take out all or part of the scar tissue capsule surrounding it, which must be done safely and correctly. Any internal sutures or leaked silicone will also be cleaned and removed. Sometimes, Dr. Rai must also repair the pectoralis muscle(s). 

However, your procedure will be performed in the comfort of our own AAAASF surgical facility, which shares the same health and safety standards as a hospital but with our staff’s undivided attention. You’ll be able to recuperate in a private room. After you head home, we’ll ensure your recovery is as quick and successful as possible.

Dr. Rai Goes Above and Beyond

While other plastic surgeons also remove breast implants, few take before, during, and after to the same level as Dr. Rai. He is well-known locally and beyond for the attention to detail he has in making sure his patients’ breasts still look natural after recovery. In addition, Dr. Rai sends all capsules out for pathology and any other studies he deems relevant for protecting your health.

He Might Be Able to Combine It With Other Procedures

A breast explantation usually does not need to be completed by itself. Depending on your aesthetic goals and Dr. Rai’s expert advice, we may be able to combine your breast implant removal with a lift, reduction, or other cosmetic treatment, possibly on the same day! We may also consider a fat transfer, although this will need to take place about three months after the breast explant surgery.

Learn Even More At Your Consultation

The truth is that breast explantation is different for every patient. To determine the exact details of your procedure and have all your important questions answered, the best thing to do is sit down with Dr. Rai for an in-depth consultation. To get started, contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center in Dallas today!