It can tough to select the right surgeon to perform your breast explant surgery because many plastic surgeons may not have past experience with different types of breast implant removal techniques. Explantation can also be a more complex procedure than placing the implants.
If you have previously had a less than satisfactory experience with your breast augmentation, it is all the more important to look for a surgeon who can withdraw your implants with great skill. The surgeon should be able to effectively eliminate any leakage of silicone or other complications that may manifest itself during the surgery.
Make sure you start by seeking a surgeon who recognizes that breast implants can cause potential health issues. These surgeons will be more cautious when taking out your implants. You should also preferably choose a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
Only a board certified plastic surgeon may have the required skill and training to safely perform breast implant removal. The website of ABPS has the listing of all board certified plastic surgeons. Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide breast implant removal to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations.
En Bloc Implant Removal Technique
The surgeon you choose for the breast implant removal procedure should have adequate experience in en bloc removal. In an en bloc breast implant removal, your surgeon will take out the scar tissue (or capsule) and implant together. The implant will still be inside the intact scar tissue capsule when it is removed. This technique may be recommended if your implants are very old, have a filling of silicone gel, or have been ruptured.
This surgical procedure ensures that the chemicals and silicone remain inside the intact scar tissue capsule when it is removed. En bloc breast implant removal surgery stops silicone, bacteria, and other chemicals, from seeping into the body of the patient during surgery.
The procedure involves a relatively larger incision (which can result in a slightly bigger scar), but it is worth it since it checks leakage that can lead to numerous health problems.
Bear in mind that this procedure might not be performed in all cases, and your surgeon may not be able to determine if an en bloc removal is possible until you are in surgery. For instance, you may not undergo this procedure if your scar tissue capsule is extremely thin or adheres closely to the chest wall.
Why Choose an ABPS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
You should preferably work with an American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) certified plastic surgeon for your breast implant removal. To obtain this certification, a surgeon would have undergone a certain minimum number of years of training in general and plastic surgery.
Stemming from this, they would go through residency training for a minimum of three years and pass both the written and oral examinations. On the completion of their surgical training, the board demands that the surgeon submit documentation on the cases that they have undertaken. To maintain their certification, the surgeons are required to take renewal exams every 10 years.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery certified plastic surgeons usually invest in best medical practices and highest quality standards, adopt innovative surgical techniques, pursue ongoing education, and follow the modern safety protocols to deliver outstanding surgical outcomes to their patients. Cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for breast implant removal.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.