Introduction to Breast Implant Removal

In life, expectations and circumstances change, and many women with breast implants may reach a point where they are considering replacement or removal. Not only can there be personal reasons, but oftentimes, there are medical reasons, such as a leaking implant or even something more serious like capsular contracture. While some individuals opt for a Breast Implant Revision, others choose the path of Breast Implant Removal in Miami, FL. If you have been contemplating your options, Dr. Michael Keyes at Celebrity Plastics is an ideal option as he has the education and training to help patients feel and look their best.

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What is a Breast Implant Removal?

Breast Implant Removal, also referred to as Explantation surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to address various concerns related to previous breast augmentation surgeries. While breast implants are designed to be long-lasting, it is important to note that they are not permanent, and some women may need to consider implant exchange or removal.

This procedure is commonly chosen by women who are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or appearance of their implants, or in cases of implant leakage or capsular contraction. By undergoing Breast Implant Removal, women have the opportunity to restore a more natural chest or opt for implants that better align with their new size and shape. Another reason for Breast Implant Removal is Breast Implant Illness (BII), which is an unexplainable reaction that some women experience after their augmentation surgery, but is a big reason women choose to explant their implants.

What are the benefits of a Breast Implant Removal?

There are numerous benefits of Breast Implant Removal for our Miami residents. Some of these include the following:

  • Improved comfort
  • Enhanced natural appearance
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Resolution of implant-related complications
  • Renewed sense of self

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Who are the best candidates for the Breast Implant Removal procedure?

Good candidates for Breast Implant Removal in Miami include individuals who:

  • Are dissatisfied with their current breast implants
  • Desire to restore their natural breast appearance
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have implant-related concerns
  • No underlying medical conditions

What’s the first step?

The first step in the Breast Implant Removal process is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Keyes.

During this initial appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your reasons for wanting to remove your breast implants and any concerns or expectations you may have. Dr. Keyes will evaluate your current breast implants, assess the condition of your breast tissue, and provide you with a personalized treatment plan. This consultation is crucial in ensuring that your Breast Implant Removal is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

What to expect on the day of Breast Implant Removal surgery

On the day of your Breast Implant Removal surgery at Celebrity Plastics, you will be greeted by our friendly staff and prepared for the procedure in our state-of-the-art office. You will be administered general anesthesia for maximum comfort during the procedure.

During the surgery, Dr. Keyes will make incisions to access the breast implants. The type and location of the incisions will depend on various factors, such as the type of implants and your unique anatomy. The implants will be carefully removed, and any additional procedures, such as a Breast Lift or Tissue Reshaping, will be performed. After the surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area where you will be closely monitored as you wake up from anesthesia.

On average, the procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours. During your consultation with Dr. Michael Keyes, he will evaluate your specific situation and provide you with a more accurate estimate of the expected duration of your Breast Implant Removal surgery.

Procedure timeline

Contact

The first step to getting your breast implant removal surgery is to contact Celebrity Plastics and schedule a consultation through our patient coordinator.

Consultation

During your scheduled consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your reasons for wanting to remove your breast implants and any concerns or expectations you may have. Dr. Keyes will evaluate your current breast implants, assess the condition of your breast tissue, and provide you with a personalized treatment plan.

Pre-operative preparation

In preparing for breast implant explantation surgery, you may be asked to get lab testing, an EKG, or a medical evaluation so Dr. Keyes can avoid any unnecessary risks. Celebrity Plastics does offer these tests for a small additional fee. You will also need to stop (or at least adjust) current medications that can increase the chances of internal bleeding, supplement your diet with high-protein shakes, and maintain healthy lifestyle choices such as staying hydrated, getting more rest, and stopping smoking and consuming alcohol. You will also need to have your prescriptions filled before your surgical day and bring them in with you.

Surgery

When you arrive, Dr. Keyes and our Anesthesiologist will speak with you to go over the details with you and answer any lingering questions you may have. Dr. Keyes will also take this time to make any markings he will use as a guide for your procedure before sending you to the Operating Room. On average, the procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours depending on the techniques Dr. Keyes uses, including if he needs to reshape the breast after removing the implants or performing a fat graft.

Recovery

In most cases, it takes up to 6 weeks to recover after breast implant removal surgery. It may take between six months to a year to fully heal, and it is not uncommon to experience mild discomfort during this period.

Post-operative appointments

The number of appointments needed for Breast Implant Removal can vary based on individual factors and treatment plans. Your personalized treatment plan will outline the recommended number of appointments, but most patients can expect around three or four follow-ups.

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Breast Implant Removal Recovery

The recovery period after Breast Implant Removal varies for each individual, but most patients should expect some initial discomfort, swelling, and bruising. It is important to follow post-operative instructions, including wearing a supportive bra, taking prescribed medications, and attending follow-up appointments for optimal healing and recovery.

In most cases, it takes up to 6 weeks to recover after breast implant removal surgery. It may take between six months to a year to fully heal, and it is not uncommon to experience mild discomfort during this period.

Your recovery is extremely important to us, and we aim to provide all the necessary steps needed for this time to be comfortable and successful.

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How much does a Breast Implant Removal cost in Miami, FL?

The cost of Breast Implant Removal in Miami, FL can vary based on the specific procedure and treatment plan. During your consultation, we will thoroughly evaluate your unique needs and goals to create a personalized approach. Once Dr. Keyes and you agree on a treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator will then provide you with detailed pricing information based on the specific factors involved in your breast implant removal procedure.

Why choose Dr. Keyes?

Michael Keyes, M.D. is a board-eligible plastic surgeon and the founder of Celebrity Plastics, with a combined following of over 370K+. He has been featured in various media publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire, New York Times, USA Today, Vox.com, and many more. Dr. Keyes is a member of the Social Media Subcommittee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has spoken about social media & plastic surgery at national meetings around the USA.

Dr. Keyes specializes in breast and body contouring procedures such as breast augmentation/lift/reduction, abdominoplasty, abdominal etching, high-definition liposuction, Brazilian butt lifts, arm/thigh lifts, and many more.

In a field filled with many talented surgeons, what sets him and his brand apart is their commitment to personalized care. Every procedure is meticulously tailored to fit the individual needs and goals of his patients. He believes in quality over quantity, therefore, he dedicates the time necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for each and every patient. He takes pride in the high standards he has of himself, his team, and the patients who place their trust in him.

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8585 Sunset Dr., Suite #107
Miami, Florida 33143

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