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Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal is a personal choice. You deserve all the facts about this procedure if you are considering having breast implants removed from your body.


Breast implant removal is an important and personal decision. Also known as a breast implant explantation, or removal, this outpatient surgery can provide relief from dealing with large implants and complications resulting from an infection or leakage.


Breast implant removal or “explantation” is a surgical procedure to extract breast implants from previous breast augmentation or breast reconstruction surgery.

There are several techniques for taking out a breast implant and capsule. The first option involves making an incision in the same place as the original surgery. The second technique includes a breast lift to remove excess skin and tighten up breast tissue, and possibly resize your areolas.

At the end of your breast explant procedure, sutures or skin adhesives will be used to close the incisions.


Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stanley Harper will explore all options with you regarding having your breast implants removed. Most patients opt for the breast implant removal procedure by itself paired with a breast lift.


A straightforward breast implant removal is one of the most popular choices for having breast implants removed.


This alternative allows women with saggy or ptotic breasts to get a breast lift or mastopexy to tighten the skin of the breast and also boost the breast off from her chest and upper abdomen. Also, the nipples are lifted to improve their overall appearance.


Most women in good physical health wishing to have a breast implant removed for health or personal reasons is a good candidate for an Indianapolis breast implant removal. She should have a realistic expectations about the procedure and how it will impact her life.


The cost of a breast explant surgery varies with each individual based on what is involved in the procedure. For example, will it be a simple breast implant removal? Or will there also be a breast lift?

Based on the recent recall on Allergan textured implants, you may qualify for replacement implants at a lower cost. The staff at SHarper Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery will help you navigate your cost structure. You want to get the best breast implant removal Indianapolis has to offer you and Dr. Harper offers years of experience as a breast removal implant surgeon.


It will be natural to feel some discomfort after your Indianapolis breast implant removal surgery. Expect to have some pain and swelling in your breast area as you recovery from your surgery. The swelling can take several weeks to subside.

Sutures are typically dissolvable and placed under the skin. To support your breasts, gauze dressings or bandages may be placed around them. A comfortable sports bra without underwire should also be used. This will help bring the swelling down.

When you can return back to work depends on you and how fast you recover. Most women take a week to ten days after their surgery. For at least six weeks, you will need to avoid strenuous exercises and activities.


The best way to get all of your questions answered about a breast implant removal is to contact SHarper Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for a consultation with Dr. Stanley Harper. Fill out the form provided to get started.