Breast Implant Removal
Patients may desire the removal of their breast implants (explant) for a variety of reasons. Some patients simply want to remove their implants because they are now at a different stage of their lives and their priorities have changed. They no longer want to have an augmented look. Others desire implant removal due to problems with the implants such as capsular contracture, implant leak, implant rupture, and implant malposition. Still other patients want to remove their implants because of their concerns the implants could be contributing to their medical issues which they are experiencing (breast implant illness).
Regardless of what concerns you are having with your implants Dr. Surjit Rai will take the time to listen to you. He will then discuss your option with you, including breast implant removal (explant). If that is needed, he will discuss a total capsulectomy (en bloc). He can perform pathology of the capsules including doing CD30 staining if there is concern for Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL). Often, Dr. Surjit Rai will combine breast explant with breast shape restorative options such as a breast lift, breast reduction, or fat transfer to the breasts. Please note that this procedure is offered by Dr. Surjit Rai only.