Breast Implant Explant Surgery‘s doctor, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani understands your desire to protect your health and remove your implants safely and easily. Fortunately, he also has extensive experience performing explant surgery. Read on to learn more. This article contains information about the surgery, recovery, scar tissue removal, and fat grafting options. Explant surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today.
In-office deflation for breast explant surgery
Women who have saline implants may benefit from in-office deflation before undergoing breast explant surgery. This simple procedure will allow you to determine if you need new implants or a breast lift. It involves inserting a needle into your breast implant to make it less firm, allowing for more natural-looking results. During the procedure, you will be sedated to ensure your comfort. If your initial procedure did not produce the results you wanted, or you’ve developed capsular contracture, you may need to have the implants removed.
In such cases, in-office deflation of your implants can help your body heal faster. This procedure can help you avoid removing too much skin from your breasts, and will allow the implant shells to be removed through smaller incisions. With this procedure, you will need a week of bed rest and limited physical activities.
Recovery from breast explant surgery
After undergoing breast explant surgery, patients may have an asymmetrical breast. The swelling and bruising are normal, and many women achieve symmetrical breasts within three to six months after the surgery. Compression garments can help alleviate the swelling. Nerve regeneration takes time, and it may take months before the patient’s sensitivity to touch and light touches returns. Until the nerves heal, it is important to avoid lifting the arms or exercising, especially for the first few days after surgery.
After the procedure, the breasts may feel heavy and tight for several days. Compression garments should be worn for the first two to three days after the surgery, and the patient should avoid strenuous physical activity for at least two weeks. It may be necessary to take pain medication to help minimize the discomfort, but these medications should only be taken as directed by your surgeon. Your doctor may also prescribe a special bra to wear during the recovery period.
Scar tissue removal during explant surgery
The process of breast explant surgery involves the removal of scar tissue and repositioning of new implants. This surgical procedure can be more invasive than the original implant placement. Some women opt to have the scar tissue capsule removed in addition to the implants. The scar tissue capsule is important because it can resemble a breast tumor and cause a false-positive mammogram. Some women also opt to have their saline implants deflated during the procedure, allowing them to better determine their true breast size and appearance after they are removed. The new implant shells will be removed within two to three months after the procedure, although the original implants will still be attached to the tissue.
En bloc explant surgery is performed using general anesthesia. The surgeon starts by making an incision in the inframammary fold. The length of the incision should be long enough to allow the surgeon to remove the entire capsule with the implant inside. The surgeon then uses a technique called capsulectomy to separate the breast tissue and the implant from it. Once the implant and capsule have been separated from each other, they can be removed through the incision.
Fat grafting options after explant surgery
There are various fat grafting options after breast implant removal. Fat grafting is a procedure that requires a great deal of knowledge about the breast and underlying anatomy. Dr. Sajjadian has double board certification in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery and is highly skilled in this field. She will carefully explain her options to you to help you decide which is right for you. Here are some of them:
The process of fat transfer involves harvesting fat from other parts of the body and injecting it directly into the breasts. While this technique can enhance breast fullness, it is not an ideal option for everyone. Women with lower body fat may not be a good candidates. This procedure may also result in deformities or need to be repeated. The risk of deformity is high, and patients should consult their doctor prior to undergoing the procedure.