What is an Implant Removal and Capsulectomy?

Implant removal and capsulectomy services encompass a range of techniques tailored to your individual needs. A capsulectomy refers to the removal of both a breast implant and its surrounding capsule. This treatment is most often performed in women with breast-implant associated illness (BII) or those with capsular contracture or ruptured implants who no longer desire to have implants. 

A Procedure Tailored to Your Needs

Breast implant removal surgery is a personalized procedure tailored to address specific concerns. It's recommended for individuals experiencing issues like capsular contracture (hardening of the breast), pain with implants, or signs of capsule leakage on imaging. Some may opt for removal because they no longer want implants or wish to exchange them.

‘En-bloc’ capsulectomy is typically reserved for cancer-specific cases, like patients with BIA-ALCL. For others, a "partial or complete capsulectomy" procedure, in which the most or all of the capsule and implant are removed together, may be sufficient.

No matter your planned course, we focus on providing compassionate support and understanding each person's unique needs and concerns. We're here to help them achieve their surgical and aesthetic goals, offering personalized care to promote their physical and emotional well-being.

    What are the Benefits of Implant Removal? 

    Implant removal and capsulectomy in Omaha offer a variety of benefits, such as:

    • Elevated self-confidence and self-esteem, unlocking newfound freedom and assurance
    • A more natural breast appearance, revitalizing your sense of self and identity
    • Increased comfort and confidence in daily life, igniting a vibrant and unrestrained lifestyle

    Is an Implant Removal or Capsulectomy Right for Me?

    If you're experiencing capsular contracture, ruptured implants, or changes in breast appearance, implant removal or capsulectomy may be an essential procedure for you. If any of these concerns resonate with you, please remember that our team is here to provide individualized assistance and support at every stage.

    The Day of Your Procedure

    During your implant removal and capsulectomy procedure, Dr. Hall and our caring team will prioritize your comfort and well-being at every stage of the process. The procedure is done under general anesthesia.  Dr. Hall will then make an incision to remove the implant and scar tissue. If you're opting for implant replacement, new implants may be inserted. If a mastopexy is desired, it can be performed at the same time. The incisions will be closed using stitches, tapes, or skin adhesives. You can trust that our team will support you throughout the process, prioritizing your safety and comfort.

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    Recovery and Results 

    Following your implant removal and capsulectomy, it's important to prepare for a proper recovery period. Refrain from engaging in strenuous activities for approximately two weeks. Recovery varies by individual and is influenced by factors like age and extent of the procedure. Initially, take it easy and use pain medication as needed. Most people feel good enough to return to work or activities within a week to ten days.

    As you recover, you can anticipate positive changes in breast contour, potentially leading to a more natural and balanced appearance. While adjustments may be needed to achieve your desired outcome, these transformations are aimed at enhancing your overall well-being and restoring confidence in your body. Trust in the process, knowing that each step brings you closer to feeling comfortable in your skin.

    Why Choose Us?

    At Omaha Face Plastic Surgery & Medspa, we strive to provide you with the most compassionate and professional care possible. When you choose Dr. Bradley Hall for your implant removal and capsulectomy procedure, you're in good hands. Dr. Hall is dedicated to providing personalized care, prioritizing an understanding of your unique needs and desires. He is honored to join forces with our esteemed founder, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Harbison, in continuing the legacy of excellence at Omaha Face.

    Our practice believes in the transformative power of plastic surgery to restore confidence and a youthful appearance. We are dedicated to delivering caring, expert service in a secure and convenient environment, ensuring that your entire treatment experience is relaxed and comfortable. So, if you’re ready to take the next steps, contact us for a consultation today. 

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    Implant Removal/Capsulectomy FAQ

    What are the possible downsides of implant removal and capsulectomy?

    Risks may include bleeding, infection, changes in sensation, and the potential need for additional procedures. In addition, there will be aesthetic changes associated with no longer having extra breast volume.

    What are the typical long-term considerations after implant removal and capsulectomy?

    Long-term considerations may include ongoing changes in breast appearance and the need for periodic follow-up consultations to ensure optimal results.

    How soon can I resume regular activities after implant removal and capsulectomy?

    Every individual experiences a unique recovery process, but our team will offer comprehensive post-operative care guidelines to facilitate a seamless and comfortable return to normal activities.

    Does implant removal and capsulectomy offer any particular health advantages?

    In addition to addressing aesthetic concerns, the procedure can also help address potential health concerns associated with breast implants, promoting overall well-being and peace of mind.

    Do I need a mastopexy if I get this procedure?

    Once the implants and capsules are removed, the breast may appear deflated and the ptotic. For that reason, many patients benefit from a mastopexy (breast lift) performed at the same surgery to ensure that the shape and nipple position are aesthetically pleasing.

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