Breast Implant Removal
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Breast Implant Removal in Fargo, ND
Your body’s natural reaction to breast implants is to form scar tissue, which is known as a capsule, but does not result in any changes to the way your implants feel or look aesthetically. However, after undergoing breast augmentation surgery, some patients may experience the symptoms of “breast implant illness,” a general term for a range of symptoms including rash, fatigue, joint pain, hair loss, and ongoing flu-like symptoms. For those experiencing the symptoms of breast implant illness, breast implant removal surgery may be necessary and can restore health.
Breast implant surgery with an en-bloc capsulectomy is the preferred choice for patients requiring breast implant removal surgery because it removes the implant and the scar tissue capsule all at once, better protecting against the risk of damaging the implant and leaking silicone gel into the surrounding area.
Who is not a candidate for breast implant removal surgery with an en-bloc capsulectomy?
- Breast implant removal surgery with an en-bloc capsulectomy is the preferred method, however it may not be right for all patients. In some patient cases, the en-bloc capsulectomy is not possible and the most common causes for this are that the capsule itself is too thin or delicate, or the capsule may be too tightly connected to the chest wall for it to be safely removed. In cases such as this, Dr. Adam’s will discuss options for the surgery during consultation.
How long is the recovery from breast implant removal surgery?
- Most patients are able to return home immediately following breast implant removal surgery. Any discomfort related to the breast implant removal is managed with prescription pain medication. The full recovery from your surgery will require several months, but many patients who have undergone breast implant removal surgery notice almost immediate relief from the symptoms of breast implant illness.