Breast Implant Removal
Begin Your Breast Explant Journey
Many women who undergo breast augmentation surgery experience certain changes in their bodies over time that make them feel physically ill or unsure about their implants. If you are experiencing illness or discomfort at any point after breast augmentation, Dr. Strawn commonly performs procedures to safely remove breast implants that will allow you to look and feel great. At Scultura Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, our patients do not have to worry about sacrificing their appearance for their health.
Here, You’re Family
Scultura Plastic Surgery is a boutique practice operated by Dr. Strawn and his team. The individualized nature of breast implant removal makes having a connection with your surgeon and patient coordinator essential for a positive surgical experience.
Our patient coordinator, Sheena, will guide you through the entire breast implant removal process to ensure you have the best experience possible. Sheena pays close attention to your personal story and all your concerns and needs, from arranging your first consultation appointment to your happy and healthy goodbyes.
At Scultura Plastic Surgery, we are here for you, and our time is never limited to the standard office hours. Dr. Strawn and Sheena are always a phone call away to make sure your questions are answered, your concerns are heard, and your fears about any medical issues you may have are eased.
Reasons You May Need Breast Implant Removal
Breast Implant Illness
There are many new studies proving breast implants can make you feel physically sick and may steadily deteriorate your body from the first day of implantation. These illnesses can cause harm to your glands, organs, and overall health. Issues can range from autoimmune symptoms to systemic complications, such as:
• Muscle deterioration
• Recurring infections
Capsular contracture occurs when the tissue shell that naturally forms around your implants begins to tighten. Capsular contracture may also cause your breasts to look and feel hard. In severe cases, patients may experience discomfort or pain.
Implant rupture is when the outer shell of a breast implant becomes compromised, which can cause the inner volumizing solution to leak out and fill the breast capsule or breast pocket. Immediate attention is necessary to address a rupture.
The positioning of your implants in the breast pocket can play a significant role in the appearance of your breasts. When breast pockets fail to hold the implants in place, the implants can shift and create an unappealing appearance, asymmetry, or complications that could worsen over time.
A breast deformity can develop immediately after breast augmentation surgery, or malformation may progress over time due to scar tissue or weakened breast tissue. Sometimes, women who have older implant types, such as first generation gel implants, can develop hardened and deformed breasts.
You Are Unhappy
Maybe you are not sure why you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, and that is okay. You may have had an ideal breast appearance in mind and your implants failed to achieve that vision. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Strawn, and he will help you determine the cause of your unhappiness.
Choosing Dr. Strawn
The women who visit Scultura Plastic Surgery are looking for a change—in their bodies and in their quality of care.
Implant Removal Options
Note: All implant removal procedures should be performed by a breast specialist.
En Bloc Capsulectomy
En bloc capsulectomy carefully removes the entire capsule and implant together in one piece. It also removes the surrounding scar tissue and other remnants of previous breast surgeries. This procedure is always the first step when undergoing implant removal.
En Bloc Only
For patients who wish to only remove their implants and would not like to seek further treatment of their breasts, the en bloc procedure is performed alone. This procedure will carefully remove the capsule and implant but does not reconstruct the breasts, which means there are limitations on how much the breast appearance can be improved.
En Bloc + Lift (Mastopexy)
An en bloc and mastopexy combines the implant removal and breast lift procedures to rearrange and compact the breast tissue for a beautiful and perky appearance. Scars are necessary, and the final breast size is limited.
En Bloc + Lift and Fat Grafting
If you want the gold standard treatment with the best results after implant removal, an en bloc procedure combined with a lift and fat grafting is the optimal choice. Although it is the most expensive option, fat grafting will add volume and sculpting, while the lift will reshape your breasts for a beautiful appearance once the implants are removed.
En Bloc + Fat Grafting Only
Fat grafting after breast implant removal is a revolutionary practice. Patient-harvested fat is used to improve irregularities and deformities of the breasts after the en bloc capsulectomy. Dr. Strawn is an expert in utilizing fat grafting to create more naturally contoured breasts. However, this procedure is often limited to patients with smaller implants and no significant breast sagging.