Breast Implant Removal

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The same breast implants are not intended to remain in your body for the duration of your life.

It is required to have them exchanged approximately every 10-15 years. The exterior shell of the implant can degrade and cause the implant to rupture. If this occurs, it is vital to have your breast implants removed. In order to know if your implant has ruptured you should undergo an MRI.

There are several reasons why you may decide to have a Breast Implant Removal in Miami. Aside from medical maintenance, you may determine to undergo breast explant if you are looking for a lifestyle change or simply looking to alter your body image.

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Breast Implant Removal FAQS

Am I candidate for a breast implant removal?

If you are in good physical health with a stable weight and you no longer want to have your implants, you are a good candidate for our Miami Breast Implant Removal or exchange. It may be that your implants have ruptured or become harder and tighter causing you pain. You should have a realistic expectation about having your breast implants removed.

Can I combine breast implant removal with another procedure?

Yes, there are many facial and body procedures that can be combined with a breast implant removal, including tummy tuck, liposuction, thigh lift, arm lift, or various procedures on the face.

If I am physically active, when can I return to my activities?

You will need to restrict your activities for a month after your surgery. However, the good news is that you can resume some activities faster than someone who is not regularly active. Take push-ups, running or hiking. You may be able to do those fun pursuits in three weeks instead of over a month. It depends on your physical health and level of activity.

What are the risks with a breast implant removal?

Our Miami Breast Implant Removal procedure is considered safe but like any surgery, there can be some potential risks involved such as bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, hematoma, infection, numbness, poor healing of incisions, scarring, seroma, skin loss or discoloration, swelling or thrombosis.

Will there be a scar from my breast implant removal?

Yes, breast implant removal surgery will result in a scar, but it will heal very well and fade over time to the point where it will be minimal and inconspicuous. It heals in stages over a few months but will never completely disappear.

What are the results of breast implant removal?

The results of your breast implant removal will be permanent. At first, your breasts may appear deflated. It can take up to three weeks for your breast to regain shape.

Zuri Plastic Surgery Breast Explant

Our founder, Dr. Z is a Quadruple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, and one recognized for his skill by the country’s leading plastic surgeon associations. He prides himself on creating natural results and balanced aesthetics when it comes to breast surgeries.

In 2019, Dr. Z was awarded as one of the 10 Best Plastic Surgeons in the State of Florida for patient satisfaction by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons.

Miami Breast Implant Removal Specialist, Alexander Zuriarrain, MD, FACS

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What is Breast Explant?

We offer Breast Implant Removal in Miami as a surgical procedure that removes breast implants from patients who have had a breast augmentation or breast reconstruction using implants. A breast explant is required every 10 - 15 years to verify the integrity of the implant itself. Implants are not made to last beyond this timeframe.

Breast implant removal is commonly needed when the exterior shell of the implant has degraded causing silicone to escape, resulting in a hardening of the scar tissue around the implant. This can be uncomfortable and painful. There are other reasons you may be curious if a breast explant is right for you.

These may include, shifting of the implant, displeasure with the appearance of an implant after pregnancy, menopause, and other hormonal changes that may affect their appearance. The other reason is due to the formation of a breast implant capsule that has deformed the breast or is causing pain or discomfort.

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The first step is to receive a physical examination to assess the status of your implants. Dr. Z will go over your medical history with you as well as give you a consultation on what achieving your goals for your body will entail. You will have the opportunity to get any questions about the Breast Implant Removal procedure and results answered.

Candidates for Breast Implant Removal

In general, you may be a good candidate for breast implant removal if:

  • You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
  • You are bothered by the appearance of your implants
  • You have experienced discomfort or pain
  • You feel your breasts are too heavy
  • You are starting to feel your breast implant capsule is getting harder or tighter
  • Imaging suggests a leak or rupture of implants
  • You have experienced a rupture or leak of implants
  • You are experiencing symptoms associated with Breast Implant Illness
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BIA ALCL Prevention

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), is a cancer of the immune system that involves the growth of lymphoma cells in or around a breast implant scar capsule. It is a treatable form of lymphoma that develops within the scar tissue around the breast implant.

Breast Explant is an effective step towards the prevention and treatment of BIA-ALCL. Early signs may include breast hardness, swelling, and painful feelings around the implant. BIA-ALCL usually develops after several years of being implanted. The breast implant should be removed as soon as possible once BIA-ALCL is diagnosed.

If you suspect you may have early-stage BIA-ALCL you should seek consultation with Dr. Z immediately. Such symptoms can include unusual changes in your breasts, the growth of a lump/mass, anomalies in firmness, breast asymmetry or any unusual pain in the area around your implants.

The Facts About Breast Implant Illness

Breast Implant Illness has not yet been officially diagnosed as a medical condition. At this time we do not have a formal diagnostic test developed.

Some tests, such as for autoimmune diseases, can help determine the cause of breast implant illness symptoms. There are many ongoing studies exploring possible links between women experiencing these symptoms and the after-effects of breast implants.

Possible symptoms associated with BII:

  • Chronic pain
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dry eyes and mouth
  • Unexpected swelling
  • Unusually fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Chest pain
  • Hormonal problems
  • Muscle aches
  • Neurological disturbances
  • Fever
  • Sensitivity to light and sun
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Top Results of Breast Explant

  • Return your breasts to a natural state
  • Reduced risk of complications
  • Be more comfortable in your bras
  • Softer, more natural texture to your breasts
  • Contour your silhouette
  • Effective removal of the capsule
  • Sleep easily in a prone position
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Women Choose to Undergo Breast Implant Removal Surgery for Many Reasons

Breast Implant Removal is a surgical procedure that withdraws breast implants from a patient who had a prior breast augmentation or other breast procedure in which the outermost shell of the implant has broken down.

This can cause capsular contracture. The resulting pain and discomfort can be alleviated with an implant removal or exchange procedure. You may be a candidate for a breast implant removal if you aren’t happy with your implants or need to adjust the size of your implants, larger or smaller. Dr. Zuriarrain would be happy to provide you with more information. When it comes to Breast Implant Removal Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Z is the one to go to for your existing breast implants removed or exchanged.

Top 12 reasons for Breast Implant Removal

There are a wide variety of reasons why you may choose to undergo a breast implant removal surgery:

  1. Ready for a lifestyle change
  2. Desire to have smaller breasts
  3. Your breast is firm or hard causing you pain
  4. You have health concerns 
  5. Suffering from capsular contracture
  6. A ruptured implant
  7. Dissatisfied with the size of breasts
  8. Relief of back pain from the weight of your breasts
  9. An implant has shifted in position 
  10. Improve body image
  11. Sagging implants
  12. Areola reduction

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