Breast Implant Removal
(Explant) Surgery in Miami

In Miami, at Revive Surgical Institute, we offer breast implant removal surgery to help women achieve their aesthetic and health goals Our board-certified reconstructive and plastic surgeon, Dr. Morad Askari, has over a decade of experience performing such operations. With advanced technologies and a patient-first approach, our practice empowers women to renew their confidence and vitality. 

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What Is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal (explantation) is a plastic surgery that aims to replace/remove breast augments that no longer satisfy the patient's needs. There are different reasons why a woman might choose to undergo this operation. Some of them include dissatisfaction with the cosmetic results of the implants, complications (like capsular contracture or implant rupture), and concerns over potential long-term health risks associated with breast implants. The augments may be replaced with new ones during the same surgery, or the patient can choose to have them removed completely. This procedure is considered a type of breast revision surgery.

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Consultation & Preparation for 
Breast Implant Removal Surgery

The first step is to book a breast implant removal consultation with Dr. Askari to make sure that this procedure is appropriate and beneficial for the patient. During the appointment, our board-certified plastic surgeon will examine the breasts and discuss the details of the operation. It will be necessary to take some time off work for recovery and avoid smoking for at least 4 weeks before surgery. Patients are also advised to make a plan for postoperative care and stop using medications that increase bleeding risk. Dr. Askari will also provide instructions on fasting and avoiding certain vitamins and supplements.

Depending on medical history, blood tests or other screenings may be ordered to clear the candidate for surgery. The night before the operation, patients need to thoroughly wash the skin around the breasts and make sure that they have support garments. Following the surgeon's preoperative instructions minimizes complications and promotes proper healing after implant removal.

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Breast Implant Removal Procedure

Anesthesia

Breast implant removal surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. This means that the patient is fully asleep during the procedure. The anesthesiologist provides intravenous medications to cause a state of controlled unconsciousness. Thus, the patient feels no pain and has no awareness or memory of the procedure.

Incisions

Dr. Askari makes an incision to access the implants. This is usually done around the lower part of the areola or in the original scar from the initial surgery. Sometimes, a new incision is made under the breast, around the nipple, or under the arm. The incision method depends on the implant type, placement, and surgeon’s preference.

Removing Breast Implants

Dr. Askari carefully opens the implant pocket and surrounding scar tissue capsule. The damaged or unwanted implant is then eased out of the pocket. This part of the surgery is done very meticulously to avoid rupturing the implant shell and spilling silicone gel or other filler into the breast tissue.

Checking for Capsular Contracture: Capsulectomy/Capsulotomy

Dr. Askari examines the breast tissue and capsule layers for signs of capsular contracture. This is a common complication that causes scar tissue to tighten around the implant's location.

If signs of capsular contracture are present after implant removal, Dr. Askari may perform a capsulectomy or capsulotomy. This involves surgically removing part or all of the scar tissue capsule to release compression on the breast area. Capsulotomy is shorter and less invasive than a full capsulectomy.

Closing Incisions

After all procedures are completed, Dr. Askari rinses the implant pockets with antibiotic fluid to prevent infection. The pocket may be stitched and tightened with sutures. Finally, the doctor closes the external incisions. Surgical tape, skin adhesive, or bandages are applied to protect the closure sites as they start healing.

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Add-On Procedures

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Breast Lift

Adding a breast lift, or mastopexy, at the time of breast explant surgery can greatly improve the appearance of that area. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed, and the tissue is reshaped to create a perkier, more youthful breast contour. The nipples and areola may also be repositioned higher on the chest wall and reduced in size.

Performing a simultaneous breast lift and explantation makes it possible to remove implants and the sagging, loose skin in one surgery. This can minimize recovery time and costs associated with separate procedures. In this way, patients can prevent an overly deflated breast appearance after surgery.

Women considering a breast lift with implant removal should discuss all options with Dr. Askari. Our surgeon will determine if a lift is recommended, which technique is the most appropriate, and how to minimize risks. Comprehensive pre-surgical planning helps to set clear expectations for the process and the results of this operation.

Breast Augmentation

Implant Replacement

Many patients choose to replace their existing breast implants with new ones during the surgery. Reasons for implant change may include the desire for larger or smaller breast size, switching to a different type (saline, silicone, or gummy bear), and defects and ruptures in old augments. The surgeon removes the old implants and replaces them with new ones in the existing pocket or creates a new one if necessary.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Another option is fat grafting using the patient's own tissue, typically from the abdomen or thighs. This is an appealing natural method to restore the lost volume from implant removal without inserting new foreign objects. The surgeon performs liposuction to collect fat tissue, which is then processed and injected into multiple areas of the breast. This can be done alone or together with a breast lift. As some grafted fat may be reabsorbed, results take time as the remaining fat integrates with breast tissue. Multiple transfer sessions may be needed for full augmentation.

Recovery After Breast 
Implant Removal Surgery

Recovery from breast implant removal is usually faster and less painful compared to the original augmentation surgery if done alone. Patients return home the same day. Over the next week, it is normal to experience swelling, bruising, mild discomfort, and numbness around the breast area. Pain can be managed with prescription medications. All of the dissolvable stitches disappear within a week or two.

Patients should take at least 7 days off work and avoid strenuous activity while the incision heals. The breasts may feel tender and sore for the first 4 weeks after surgery as the skin and tissues continue to mend. Swelling can persist for several months before subsiding. Most women can resume all regular activities after about 4-6 weeks. While there may be some residual scarring on the breasts, it fades over time into thin white lines.

It is important to follow all post-operative instructions, such as wearing recommended compression garments and attending follow-up visits. Patients should inform Dr. Askari about any signs of infection, bleeding, or complications after the breast implant removal. With proper rest and care, most women experience a full recovery and become comfortable without implants.

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Candidates for Breast Implant Removal

There are many reasons why a woman may choose to have her breast implants removed. Some of them are physical, while others are psychological or related to planned pregnancy. Here are the main characteristics of candidates for this surgery:

Dissatisfied With Appearance

Some women who get breast implants find over time that they are unhappy with their look or feel. The implants may make their breasts look too large or too round for their frame or personal taste. Such patients may choose to return to a more natural breast appearance.

Experiencing Complications

Breast implants carry some significant risks, such as infection, rupture, and capsular contracture. Women who develop these complications need to have their augments removed. Capsular contracture (where scar tissue tightens around the implant) can be very painful and distort the appearance of the breast. Thus, removing the augment may be necessary to address this issue.

Concerned About Breast Implant Illness

Some patients decide to have this surgery due to concerns about breast implant illness. Common symptoms of this condition include brain fog, fatigue, rash, and joint pain. Although more research is still needed, some studies have linked breast implants to an increased risk of immune system issues and certain rare cancers. Patients feeling anxious over such potential hazards may choose to remove their implants.

Age-Related Changes

As women age, their breasts naturally change shape. Over time, implants may start to look or feel out of sync with the body. Their edges may become more visible with the loss of breast tissue. Thus, some patients want to remove their old implants to allow their breasts to have a more natural appearance for their age.

Planning for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Another reason why women have this operation is to prepare for pregnancy and nursing. Implants can interfere with the ability to breastfeed successfully. Therefore, removing them helps to ensure that women can nurse their babies.

Financial Reasons

Breast implants, revision surgeries, and follow-up care may be expensive. Patients may decide to have their augments removed due to the financial burden of maintaining them in the long term. They can make substantial savings by foregoing MRIs, potential revision surgeries, and other procedures.

Benefits of Breast Implant Removal

  • Improved Comfort 
    and Pain Relief
    Removing breast implants can provide relief from discomfort, pain, swelling, and other symptoms women may experience over time. Surgery helps to eliminate problems with implant weight, placement, scar tissue formation, and other complications. Many women report significant pain relief and increased comfort after the operation.
    Regaining a More 
    Natural Shape and Feel
    Without the implant, breasts return to a more natural shape and softness. Saline and silicone augments may cause breasts to look and feel abnormally round, firm, and contoured. Therefore, many patients wish to reverse these changes. After breast implant removal, women can return to a more natural and softer breast contour.
    Reduced 
    Health Risks
    Breast augments create some long-term health risks, such as implant rupture, capsular contracture, infection, BIA-ALCL (a type of lymphoma), and autoimmune issues. The surgery gives women peace of mind, knowing they have greatly reduced the chance of developing these complications.
  • Improved Mobility 
    and Range of Motion
    The weight and placement of breast implants can restrict movement and limit the range of motion over time, causing discomfort. After the surgery, many women experience improved mobility in the chest and shoulder area. They can engage in physical activities without previous limitations.
    Renewed Energy 
    and Vitality
    Illness, pain, and discomfort caused by breast implants can gradually reduce energy and vitality. Many patients say that they feel more youthful and vibrant without augments. Removing them can make life more enjoyable.
    Restoring Body
    Confidence
    For some women, breast implants negatively impact body image and self-confidence over time. Thus, they want to become more satisfied with their natural figure. Without breast implants, such patients feel more confident and comfortable in their own bodies.
  • Improved Sleep 
    Comfort
    The weight and awkward positioning of breast implants can make it challenging to find a comfortable sleeping position. After breast implant removal performed by Dr. Askari, women start sleeping better because they do not have this problem anymore.
    Financial
    Savings
    Breast implant removal surgery can be seen as a good investment because patients will avoid future expenses on implant replacement and medical care for complications. Therefore, this operation helps many women save money in the long term.
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Cost of Breast Implant Removal Miami

The cost of breast implant removal in Miami ranges from $5,000 to $13,000. The final price depends on the surgeon's experience, the type of anesthesia used, and the procedures that will be performed. More complex surgeries are typically more expensive. Thus, there is a significant variation in the cost of Miami breast implant removal.

The exact price will be determined during a consultation with Dr. Askari. He will evaluate the patient's needs, discuss the options available, and provide an accurate cost for the procedure. We understand this is an important investment, so our team takes the time to develop a customized treatment plan for each woman. Revive Surgical Institute also offers financing options to make the operation more affordable. We always find a solution that suits the patient's needs and budget.

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What Makes Our Breast Implant
 Removal Different From Others?

Specialized Expertise and Training

Dr. Morad Askari is a board-certified surgeon with over a decade of experience performing plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive operations. He completed advanced training at top institutions, such as the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the Mayo Clinic. His specialized skills and experience help us achieve the best results.

Patient-Centered Care

At Revive Surgical Institute, patient comfort, care, and satisfaction are the top priorities. Dr. Askari takes the time to understand each woman's unique goals and creates a customized treatment plan. Our elegant office and friendly staff also contribute to an exceptionally pleasant patient experience.

State-of-the-Art Equipment

Revive Surgical Institute utilizes advanced surgical technologies. This equipment allows Dr. Askari to achieve excellent results without compromising patient safety.

Comprehensive Services

In addition to breast implant removal, Revive Surgical Institute offers a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, such as rhinoplasty, mommy makeovers, breast augmentation, and more. Patients can address multiple cosmetic concerns during a single visit. Our practice also provides various amenities that help to improve recovery.

Flexible Financing

Revive Surgical Institute offers flexible financing options to make procedures more accessible. We work with Alphaeon and CareCredit, which offer 6- to 36-month plans with competitive interest rates. Alphaeon even allows patients to pre-qualify without impacting their credit so they can understand their payment options before moving forward. We want every person to be able to invest in themselves and their goals. With the right financing plan and our caring approach, all women can achieve transformative results and satisfy their needs.

At Revive Surgical Institute, we empower patients to take control of their health 
and appearance. Our compassionate, expert team helps women understand all of their options for breast implant removal or replacement. We restore their comfort, confidence, and vitality with advanced techniques and a nurturing approach.

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