Breast Explant Dallas

Breast Explant ProcedureBreast explant with capsulectomy involves removing the implant with its surrounding capsule. This is an en bloc removal. The procedure is very tedious and requires skill and experience to perform correctly. The implant and capsule are freed off the ribs and muscle and removed from the body. If there is any other foreign bodies (sutures) or any evidence of a silicone rupture or leak this is thoroughly cleaned and washed before the incision is closed. If the pectoralis muscle needs to be repaired it is done at the time of the procedure.

Ideal Candidates:

Patients who no longer desire to have their implants and those that wish to remove all the capsule from their breast pocket.

There are several reasons why an ideal candidate might consider having breast explant surgery. Some of the top reasons include:

  • Implant Exchange: Some women may want to replace their current breast implants with larger or smaller ones, or change the material or shape of their implants.
  • Capsular Contracture: The body’s natural response to a foreign object, such as breast implants, is to produce fibrous scar tissue around the implant. In some cases, this capsule hardens and tightens, causing pain and aesthetic distortion.
  • Shifting or Rotating of Implants: Implants can move or rotate over time, which may cause discomfort or change the appearance of the breasts. A breast explant in Dallas can provide relief and prevent further complications.
  • Breast Implant Illness (BII): Some women may experience health issues related to their breast implants, such as fatigue, joint pain, muscle pain, anxiety, depression, brain fog, memory loss, trouble concentrating, dry eyes, hair loss, and skin rashes.
  • Infection: In rare cases, breast implants can become infected, requiring removal.
  • Rupture: Breast implants can rupture, either due to normal wear and tear or as a result of trauma.
  • Detection of Breast Cancer: Breast implants can sometimes interfere with mammograms, making it more difficult to detect breast cancer. A breast implant removal in Dallas can simplify breast cancer screenings and improve their accuracy.
  • Improved Self-image: Some women may decide to remove their implants because they are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts. Removing the implants can help them feel more comfortable and confident in their own bodies.
  • Improved physical activity: Some women may find that their breast implants limit their ability to participate in certain physical activities, such as running or certain types of exercise. To improve physical activity and overall mobility, breast explant surgery may be recommended.
  • Medical necessity: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that breast implants be removed or replaced every 10 or 15 years.


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Surgical Details:

Procedure Length: 2.5 hours
Anesthesia: General – fully asleep
Incision: Under the breast fold (8 – 9 cm). The old scar will be cut out
Implants: Returned to the patient
Capsules: Sent to pathology (additional testing for CD30 and other microbiology can run as well)
Muscle Repair: Performed at the same time as the explant
Sutures used: All dissolvable
Photos of Implants and Capsules: Provided to the patient
Post Operative Antibiotics: None
Pain: Moderate. Nerve block will be done and 72 hour nerve block is offered (Exparel)
Drains: One drain in each breast. Typically removed between day 3 and 5
Dressings: Ace wrap until drains are removed. Can shower on the second day after surgery.
Recovery: No heavy lifting greater than 10lbs for the first several weeks. Full recovery without restrictions at 4 weeks

Dr. Rai is sincere and kind and an amazing doctor! He called me and checked on me on his weekends, whenever I had a question he got back with me very quickly. He did a breast explant surgery on me and I could not be more pleased. The whole staff was amazing. I went to 5 surgeons total and once I met him I knew he was the right person. Could not say enough good things about him.

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What to ExpectBreast Explant Surgery Dallas

On the day of your surgery, you will arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled procedure. After the procedure, you will typically recover for 45 minutes to an hour and then be discharged home. Dr Rai has an on call answering service and is reachable at any time should there be any questions or concerns after hours following your procedure.

Follow Up:

  • 3-5 days for drain removal
  • 1.5 weeks for incision check
  • 3-4 weeks for incision check
  • As needed after that

Recovery after your Explant Surgery

These are guidelines and will be tailored to the patient during her recovery based on how she is healing.

How Much Does Breast Explant Cost?

The cost of a breast explant varies, because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact us for additional information.

Schedule a Breast Explant Consultation

Contact us right away to find out which type of breast explant in Dallas is right for you. Every woman is unique, so this is a very personal decision, and the experienced doctors at Cosmetic Surgical Center are here to assist you in determining the best treatment strategy for you.

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Has Your Breast Implant Experienced A Rupture?
Breast Implant RuptureHave you noticed that one of your breast implants has ruptured? Breasts implants may rupture and leak as a result of factors like trauma or the natural implant aging process. Regardless of whether you have saline or silicone breast implants, a ruptured implant needs to be addressed. This can be achieved with the help of breast explantation. Breast explantation is the process of removing a breast implant from the breast. It also involves removal of the capsule, the scar-tissue shell that naturally forms around the implant.

Recovery And Healing After Breast Explanation
Breast Recovery and HealingBreast explantation, or breast implant removal surgery, reverses the results of breast augmentation. Through this procedure, we can remove your implants safely in order to restore your breasts to their previous size. Additionally, at some point in many women’s lives, they put less of a focus on beauty and aesthetics and start focusing more on practicality. Being in top physical health may eventually become a priority, and having larger breasts can get in the way of physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

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