Patients thinking about breast implant removal should understand the different types and consider their options carefully. This blog provides insight into the various implant types, their characteristics, and the options available for their removal, aiming to support and inform those exploring this path.

Silicone vs. Saline: What’s Inside Matters

Breast implants are broadly categorized into two types: Silicone and Saline, each with unique characteristics.

  1. Silicone implants are known for their natural feel, closely mimicking breast tissue with a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. They require regular monitoring for silent ruptures, which are not immediately noticeable.
  2. Saline implants have a silicone shell filled with sterile saltwater. They offer a firmer feel and are advantageous because the body can safely absorb the saline if the implant ruptures. These implants are also adjustable, allowing for volume modifications post-surgery.

Exploring Your Removal Options

Lifestyle changes and health concerns often lead patients to have their breast implants removed. There are several processes for removal, including:

  • Capsulectomy: When issues with the capsule arise, such as capsular contracture–when the capsule has thickened or hardened–or concerns about the capsule’s condition or integrity, or health concerns, the implant and capsule are removed.
  • En Bloc Resection: This technique, often chosen for ruptured silicone implants or health concerns related to implants, involves removing the implant and capsule as a single unit to minimize contamination risk.

Considerations for a Smooth Transition

After removing the implants, Dr. Rai has a few options for patients. They can either replace them, get a breast lift for shape or volume changes, or simply embrace their breasts’ natural form. We personalize our approach to make sure that our patients’ decisions align with their individual goals and expectations.

The first step to making an informed choice is to talk with Dr. Rai, who has performed over 2,000 explant procedures to date. At Cosmetic Surgical Center, we are committed to providing comprehensive care. Our patients are well-informed about their options, understand the procedures, and feel supported throughout the process, even well after each procedure has ended.

Let’s Talk About Your Breast Implant Removal

We understand that the decision to remove or replace breast implants is deeply personal and can be confusing at times. With the right information and support from our team at Cosmetic Surgical Center, you can navigate this process with confidence, making choices that align with your health, aesthetics, and overall well-being.

Interested in discussing your options for breast implant removal? Contact Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a consultation. Let Dr. Rai and our dedicated team assist you in making an informed decision that aligns with your well-being and aesthetic goals. For more information, visit our Breast Explant page to get a better idea of the procedure and see if you’re an ideal candidate.