Breast Revision

Breast Revision Las Vegas and Henderson, NV

There are many reasons why women would consider having their breasts revised or implants removed. Some women are not satisfied with the results from their previous breast implant surgery while others simply feel that the implants are a hindrance in day-to-day life. 

More serious medical causes may necessitate the removal of implants such as capsular contracture or malignancy in breast tissue. Regardless of the reason, Signature Plastic Surgery can provide you with the solutions you need. Dr. Himansu Shah is a plastic surgeon who will perform your breast revision surgery or implant removal. He has helped many patients in Las Vegas, Nevada to attain their ideal body image through plastic surgery procedures.

Who Is A Candidate For Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

before and after implant exchange

Women may seek breast implant removal to improve comfort, appearance, and quality of life. Common reasons for this procedure include:

Breast Lift & Implant Removal?

You may choose to change your breast size or may need a breast lift along with implant removal. If this is the case, a consultation with Dr. Shah is the first step in the process. You can discuss your needs and goals for your surgery in a safe, warm, and confidential environment.

Dr. Himansu Shah leaning on table

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Himansu Shah M.D., F.A.C.S.

In Dr. Shah’s capable hands, the options are almost endless. From surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, Brazilian butt lift and Breast Augmentation, Dr. Shah can  deliver the results you’ve always desired with a simple trip to the office.

What Is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture may be the most common complication of breast augmentation, but, fortunately, it is rare. It can occur regardless of the type of implants a patient chooses, whether silicone or saline. The body naturally forms a capsule of scar tissue around the implant, just as it may do around any foreign body. Usually, this capsule stays soft and flexible, harmless. Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue becomes overly firm, and it squeezes on the implant. There are varying degrees of firmness that may occur, with the worst causing deformation of one or both breasts.

Symptoms of capsular contracture include:

How Long Does A Breast Implant Removal Procedure Take?

It can take from 1 to 3 hours to perform breast implant removal. Your surgeon should discuss your estimated surgery time based on the technique applied to your procedure.

How Is A Breast Implant Removal Procedure Performed?

Breast implant removal typically takes place in a hospital or an accredited surgery center using general anesthesia. Surgeons try to perform the procedure using the same incision lines created during breast augmentation. Explantation is generally a straightforward procedure. Access is created through incisions, and the implant or implants are removed. However, patients may want additional procedures to sustain an appealing breast shape.

After removing breast implants, a surgeon may also remove the capsule that formed around the foreign body. This is necessary when capsular contracture has occurred. The procedure may also involve revision breast augmentation, which inserts new implants. Patients often choose a different size implant to either reduce or enlarge their breasts. Finally, breast implant removal may include a breast lift, with or without new breast implants. This technique restores optimal height and shape to the breasts by correcting loose and saggy skin.

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Breast Implant Removal Procedure Recovery

Patients should schedule one to two weeks off work for a comfortable, stress-free recovery after breast implant removal. Prescription pain medication helps sustain optimal comfort for the initial recovery period. Within a few days, patients are usually ready to transition to over-the-counter medication. Until the incisions heal, they must be protected from excessive motion, abrasion, and force. Patients may be advised to sleep on their backs and avoid strenuous physical activity for 4 to 6 weeks.

Schedule Your Consultation In Las Vegas

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Himansu Shah, MD,FACS  has helped countless women who are unhappy with a prior breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Shah and our expert team are committed to providing the best results and experience possible. 

Interested in learning more about  breast revision in Las Vegas and Henderson can do for you? Call (702) 684-5502  today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shah. Our offices are located in Henderson and Las Vegas, and we proudly serve cosmetic surgery patients visiting from all over Nevada and beyond.