Breast Implant Removal - explant surgery

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Regain Comfort and Confidence with Dr. Suren Sahakyan

Have your breast implants served their purpose, but now you’re considering a change? Dr. Suren Sahakyan, a certified plastic surgeon, specializes in breast implant removal surgery to help you achieve the aesthetic you desire, leaving you with a look you’ll love for years to come.

About Breast Implant Removal (Explant)

Breast implant removal, also known as explant surgery, involves the removal of existing breast implants from the breast pocket. Dr. Sahakyan carefully considers your goals to create a personalized plan, which may involve using existing scars for minimal incisions or addressing complications specific to your case.

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Benefits of Breast Implant Removal

Patients experience numerous benefits from removing their implants:

  • Achieve a more natural-looking silhouette
  • Alleviate health issues and physical discomfort
  • Resume a more active lifestyle
  • Boost self-esteem
  • Eliminate the need for future implant-related surgeries
  • Improve accuracy of mammogram readings
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Candidates for Breast Implant Removal

Ideal candidates are generally healthy individuals experiencing complications or dissatisfaction with their current implants. Reasons for considering removal include:

  • Significant weight changes altering breast appearance
  • Desire for a different breast size or shape
  • Persistent chest, neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Changes in health status
  • Implant rupture or deflation

If you’re ready to discuss how breast implant removal can restore your confidence, reduce discomfort, and align with your aesthetic goals, contact Dr. Sahakyan today to schedule a consultation.

Why Consider Breast Implant Removal?

Women choose breast implant removal for various reasons:

  • Implant Age: Typically, implants should be replaced every 10-20 years to address potential issues like ruptures or changes in breast tissue.
  • Dissatisfaction: Changing preferences or physical changes may lead to a desire for a different breast size or appearance.
  • Discomfort: Larger implants can cause long-term discomfort, affecting daily activities and posture.
  • Capsular Contracture: Hardened scar tissue around the implant can distort breast shape and require removal for relief.
  • Leakage and Deflation: Ruptures in saline or silicone implants may necessitate removal to restore breast symmetry.
  • Breast Implant Illness (BII): While not medically recognized, symptoms reported by some patients prompt consideration of explant surgery.

En Bloc Capsulectomy

For optimal outcomes, Dr. Sahakyan performs en bloc capsulectomy, removing both the implant and surrounding scar tissue as a single unit. This technique minimizes the risk of contamination and supports comprehensive removal.

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Consultation Process

During your consultation, Dr. Sahakyan will discuss your goals, medical history, and perform a physical examination. Together, you’ll outline a tailored surgical plan that may include additional procedures to achieve your desired results.

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The Procedure

Under general anesthesia, Dr. Sahakyan will carefully remove the implants and surrounding capsules through pre-marked incisions, often using existing scars to minimize visible scarring.


Recovery from explant surgery is similar to breast augmentation recovery, with initial soreness and bruising gradually diminishing over several weeks. Return to work is typically possible within a week, with full activity resuming in about six weeks. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Sahakyan monitor healing progress.

Complementary Procedures

Explant surgery can be complemented by:

  • Breast Lift: Addresses sagging that may occur post-implant removal, restoring breast shape and volume.
  • Breast Implant Replacement: If desired, implants can be replaced with different sizes or types during removal surgery.
  • Fat Transfer to Breasts: Utilizes fat from donor sites to enhance breast volume naturally after implant removal.

Contact Dr. Sahakyan to explore these options and learn more about how complementary procedures can enhance your breast implant removal experience.

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