Breast Implant Removal Scottsdale
Breast implant removal Scottsdale, or breast explant surgery, is an option for patients desiring to have their silicone or saline breast implants taken out. There are many reasons why a patient might desire to have her breast implants removed, but the process begins by meeting with a skilled plastic surgeon experienced in removing breast implants. As one of Arizona’s top female plastic surgeons, Dr. Ashley Howarth is sought after for her experience in breast implant removal surgery, leaving patients with the most aesthetic and natural results possible. Dr. Howarth also specializes in the en bloc capsulectomy, a type of explant procedure for women experiencing breast implant illness.
Why have your breast implants removed?
Many women seek to have their implants removed due to a rupture of the saline or silicone implant, leaving a defect in the appearance and feel of the breast. Additionally, some patients seek implant removal due to interference with their active lifestyle, in cases where breast implants are larger than desired. Finally, patients with breast implants that are too large might even develop muscle pain in their back, neck, or shoulders, and desire breast implant removal.
Breast implant illness is a growing concern for some patients experiencing a variety of symptoms, including chronic pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, headaches, and other autoimmune related symptoms. At the present time, breast implant associated illness is not yet widely understood, some patients report improvement of their symptoms following removal of their breast implants.
Choosing Your Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
Breast Implant Removal
Why select Dr. Howarth for your Breast Implant Removal in Scottsdale?
Dr. Ashley Howarth is one of Scottsdale’s top plastic surgeons for implant removal due to her compassionate manner, obsession with detail, and technical expertise. She understands that there are many reasons for breast implant removal, and will always support her patients in making their best personal decision.
During her consultation with you, Dr. Howarth will examine your breasts and discuss your goals and concerns with you. Depending on your desired goals following implant removal, Dr. Howarth may make additional recommendations to leave your breasts looking their best. Additional options at the time of implant removal include a breast lift and auto-augmentation with fat grafting.
Reasons for Breast Impant Removal
As the breasts and body change with time following the placement of breast implants, some patients become dissatisfied with the shape or size of their breasts. Women that find that their breasts have become sagging, feeling too heavy, or no longer match their body type may consider revision or removal of their breast implants.
Implant Rupture or Defects
Some women may have experienced problems with their saline or silicone breast implants. Saline implants can rupture causing the breast to appear deflated or asymmetric. Silicone implants can rupture causing irritation to the surrounding breast tissue. Capsular contracture, granulomas, or serums are other conditions that may necessitate breast implant removal.
Breast Implant Illness
Researchers have not yet determined why some patients report new symptoms and conditions after the placement of their breast implants. Although the connection of these conditions to breast implants is not completely understood, some women decide implant removal is their preferred treatment. Patients suspecting breast implant illness may consider an En Bloc Capsulectomy.
What to Expect with Dr. Howarth at your
Breast Implant Removal Consultation
What is the process for your breast implant removal consultation in Scottsdale?
To set up your consultation for removing your breast implants with Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Howarth, simply request an appointment. At your consultation, Dr. Howarth will discuss with you your reasons for implant removal and your desired goals. Dr. Howarth will review your medical history, examine your breasts, and make recommendations for other cosmetic breast procedures without using implants.
How much does breast implant removal cost in Scottsdale?
At your consultation, Dr. Howarth will create a personalized surgical plan for you and answer any questions you may have. Since each breast implant removal is different, each surgical plan varies. A fee estimate is provided only after a consultation and is provided by our financial coordinator. Without a consultation appointment, we do not provide estimates for how much it costs to remove your breast implants.
Implant Removal Process
Am I a candidate for a breast implant removal?
Your personal consultation with Dr. Howarth is your one-on-one opportunity to discuss your reasons for wanting your breast implants removed. Candidates may choose to remove their implants due to implant rupture, capsular contraction, aesthetics, discomfort, or implant related illness. Silicone implants and saline implants can both be removed with a very similar surgical process.
Candidates for breast implant removal should be in good overall health, at a stable weight, and have a desire to have their saline or silicone breast implants taken out.
What should I expect during my implant removal surgery?
Your breast implant removal surgery is generally a single-day outpatient procedure that will take place under general anesthesia. We perform our surgeries a the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center, which is conveniently located adjacent to our office.
Generally, the extent of the procedure depends on the surgical plan that was developed at your consultation and if other procedures like a breast lift are planned. Due to the differences in the procedures, a simple implant removal is a shorter surgery than en bloc breast implant removal and total capsulectomy.
What is recovery like after my breast implants are removed?
Recovery from breast implant removal surgery takes several weeks, with most initial pain and soreness subsiding after several days. Your pain should be effectively managed with the pain management protocol provided by Dr. Howarth.
During the post-operative period, a patient should wear a sports bra to minimize and help control swelling. Also, it is recommended to avoid heavy exercise for 4-6 weeks following implant removal surgery.