Breast Explant

Breast Explant Surgery Atlanta

Breast Explant Surgery

Breast explant surgery in Atlanta is a procedure in which breast implants are removed. Typically, breast augmentation using implants is a safe, low-risk procedure. However, some patients may experience dissatisfaction with the appearance of their implants or medical concerns may arise. Breast explant surgery can remove implants for patients who are no longer happy with their breast augmentation results. Many patients choose to undergo breast explant surgery to replace their silicone implants with saline implants.

What Is Breast Explant Surgery?

Breast explant surgery is a procedure in which old implants are removed from the breasts. Patients may choose to undergo breast explant surgery in Atlanta due to a range of cosmetic and medical concerns. Often, breast explant surgery is paired with breast implant replacement or breast lift surgery. As patients age, their breast implants may migrate to sit lower on their chest than previously expected. On the other hand, if patients lose or gain weight their body proportions may change, causing their implants to no longer fit their body.

Aside from cosmetic reasons, patients may choose to have their implants removed because of medical side effects. Some of the most common medical concerns that may require breast explant include infection, capsular contracture, and implant rupture. An implant rupture can present as extremely painful or go unnoticed completely. In order to avoid breast implant related complications, it is recommended that patients replace their breast implants every 10 to 15 years.

What Are The Benefits Of Breast Explant Surgery In Atlanta?

Breast explant surgery in Atlanta can provide patients with many cosmetic and medical benefits. Breast explant surgery is an ideal option for patients who wish to achieve a more natural-looking bust, have experienced complications, want to avoid potential complications, have stretched or distorted breast tissue caused by their implants, and more.



Breast Explant Atlanta GA
Atlanta GA Breast Explant

Am I An Ideal Candidate For Breast Explant Surgery In Atlanta?

If you struggle with cosmetic or medical concerns caused by your breast implants, breast explant surgery may be right for you. The ideal candidate for breast explantation is in generally good health and a nonsmoker. In some cases, breast explant is medically necessary. Most commonly, patients develop extensive scar tissue that forms around their implants, known as capsular contracture. Other reasons for breast explant include implant rupture, shifted implants, implants no longer complimenting your body proportions, and more.

During your consultation for breast explant surgery in Atlanta, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will conduct a thorough physical assessment to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for breast explant surgery.

What Should I Expect During Breast Explant Surgery?

Breast explant surgery is performed under either general anesthesia, which puts patients to sleep completely, or IV sedation, which will help you feel calm and relaxed throughout the procedure. Regardless of the type of anesthesia administered, patients can rest assured knowing they will be comfortable during the entirety of the procedure.

During the procedure, Dr. Killingsworth will make a small, discreet incision on the breast. Depending on the size of your implants and known complications, the implants can be removed through an incision around the areola or under the lower fold of the breast. The breast tissue will be repositioned to produce natural-looking results. Once the implants are successfully removed, the incisions will be closed with stitches.

What Should I Expect After Breast Explant Surgery?

After breast explant surgery in Atlanta, patients may experience mild bruising, swelling, and discomfort. In most cases, these symptoms can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications and sufficient rest. Additionally, some patients may have drains placed during surgery that will aid in the healing process. These drains can usually be removed 1 to 2 weeks following your breast explantation in Atlanta. It is recommended that patients wear a compression garment as instructed to reduce swelling.

Following breast explant surgery, you will be provided with detailed post-operative instructions. It is important that patients follow these directions to minimize the recovery period and ensure they achieve the intended results.






What Results Can I Expect From Breast Explant Surgery?

Although some results will be immediately noticeable, the full results of your breast explant surgery won’t be noticed until all of the post-operative swelling subsides. The final results of your breast explant surgery will depend on the size of the implants that are being removed, as well as the patient’s quality of skin.

During your consultation for breast explant surgery in Atlanta, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will do a physical assessment and provide you further details on what results to expects after breast explantation.

How Much Does Breast Explant Surgery In Atlanta Cost?

Breast explant surgery is a customized procedure, so the cost varies by patient. During your consultation for breast explant, Atlanta plastic surgeons, Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber and their staff will provide a complete cost of the surgery. You can pay by cash, personal check, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing.

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Atlanta Georgia Breast Explant



How Do I Get Started With
Breast Explant In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss breast explant in Atlanta in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137, our Alpharetta, GA office at 678.647.6311, or request an appointment online today.

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