Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Frank Stile performs removal and replacement of breast implants at Esthetique Plastique in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Candidates for removal and replacement of breast implants desire to have previously placed breast prostheses (implants) removed for symptomatic or medical-legal reasons and to have new implants inserted. Implant types may be changed as well. Presently, many women who currently have saline implants opt to have them replaced with silicone-cohesive-gel “gummy-bear” implants.
If only the prostheses are being removed and replaced by new ones, the operation can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. If the capsules or scar tissue around the prostheses are also being removed, general anesthesia will be required. Usually the operation will be performed through the old incision (scar).
Recuperation and Healing
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process as well as recovery time. As the body recuperates, the patient can expect some swelling, pain, and discomfort. Medication can be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure. The stitches will be removed shortly after the surgery depending on the procedure(s) involved.
If the implants are being removed because of symptoms, implant rupture, or deformity, insurance coverage may be available. Contact Dr. Stile for a complimentary consultation and assistance with pre-authorization (if applicable).