Breast Implant Removal/Replacement

Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa And Surrounding Areas In Arizona

Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa And Surrounding Areas In Arizona

While breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic procedure, many patients seek En Bloc breast implant removal. This can be for a variety of reasons. It is also possible that a patient is not happy with the size of their breasts after a previous breast augmentation, and wishes to replace their current implants with a new size. Many also find that their breast implants no longer suit their cosmetic preferences or changing lifestyle, and wish to remove their implants altogether.

Finally, breast implants can occasionally rupture. This is typically not damaging to your health; leaked saline is safely absorbed by the body, and silicone generally stays in place until it can be removed by a surgeon. The FDA has also recalled some types of implants, but these only account for a miniscule number of the implants used. We understand our patients’ worries about breast implant health. However, understand that complications with breast implants are not the norm, and that the doctors at Gawley Plastic Surgery are well prepared to address any problems should they occur.

Whatever your reasons for seeking breast implant removal or replacement, En Bloc procedures are the most effective option. “En Bloc” means “in one piece,” and refers to a surgery in which the implant, capsule, and any leaked material is removed together. The doctors at Gawley Plastic Surgery are trained and experienced in the best techniques to remove breast implants effectively and safely.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Implant Removal or Replacement?

The ideal candidate for breast implant removal or replacement is in generally good health overall. You should be informed about the procedure and have realistic expectations. The procedure is best for those who wish to achieve one or more the following:

  • Remove and replace a ruptured implant
  • Remove and replace a recalled implant
  • Replace implants for a larger or smaller size
  • Alleviate pain from capsular contracture
  • Reshape or reposition the breast implant
  • Replace the implant with a different style (silicone or saline)
  • Remove implants altogether

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Important Breast Implant Revision Information

Before you choose to remove or replace your breast implants, its important to be informed about the procedure and all of your options. The doctors at Gawley Plastic Surgery believes that patient education is critical to achieving the best possible cosmetic surgery results. We aim to provide all necessary information about each procedure through our website. There are many considerations for breast implants, such as the various materials to choose from or health concerns some patients may have. While you may already be knowledgeable on these subjects from your initial breast augmentation, consider the following:

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about all of your breast implant removal or replacement options, schedule a consultation at Gawley Plastic Surgery. Our doctors will be happy to meet with you to best understand your unique situation and develop a plan that will suit your needs. Call our Scottsdale, Arizona office at (480) 696-6361 or request your appointment online.

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Dr. Gawley is one of the premiere plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body, and face. Dr. Gawley combines his extensive training and state-of-the-art technology to provide his patients with personalized care and natural results.

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What is “En-Bloc” Implant Removal and Total Capsulecotmy?

With the recent “recall” of textured breast implants and the increased awareness of breast implant illness (BII), there has been a surge of interest in the En-Bloc procedure. When removing a breast implant, there are two techniques that can be used: […]

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