Breast Implant Removal

Women who choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery occasionally decide to have their breast implants removed—sometimes called breast explant surgery or explantation. If you have made that decision, Dr. Anne Taylor offers breast implant removal surgery at her Columbus, Ohio, plastic surgery practice. Her extensive training and experience performing breast surgeries—including breast augmentation revision surgery—make her uniquely qualified to perform this challenging procedure.

Breast Implant Removal
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*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Breast Implant Removal  Case 96 Before & After View #1 | Worthington & Columbus, OH | Aesthetica Surgery & Spa
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Breast Implant Removal Case #96

This patient underwent a breast augmentation with silicone implants by another plastic surgeon 4 years ago and now would like them removed for personal reasons. 
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Case #444

This is a 51 year old female who has had breast implants since 2003.  For personal reasons she has requested that they be removed.
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Breast Implant Removal Case #274

This is a 50 year old female wtih breast implants since 1995.  She requested removal of both implants.  She is 5'4" and weighs 125 pounds.
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Breast Implant Removal Case #283

This patients has had implants for over 12 years placed by Dr. Taylor.  She has 425cc gel implants and requested them to be removed for personal reasons.  She is 5'7 and 193 pounds and is happy with her result.
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Breast Implant Removal Case #315

This 34 year old patient underwent a previous augmentation to address minor asymmerty with the left breast being larger than the right. Since then she has had a number of vague systemic complaints and for personal reason requested the implants  be removed and go back to her previous size. Read More
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Breast Implant Removal Case #316

This 48 year old patient had breast implants since 2006 and for personal reasons requested to have the removed.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Implant Removal Procedure

The method used by Dr. Taylor to remove implants usually depends on the patient’s situation. In most cases, she can use the same incision sites for implant removal that were used during the initial augmentation surgery. Depending on the complexity of the procedure and whether the patient wants to combine a breast lift to reshape the breasts, local or general anesthesia may be used.

Dr. Taylor may perform an “en bloc” capsulectomy, which involves removing the implant and the fibrous capsule that surrounds the implant as one. In some cases, she may recommend removing only part of the capsule. She discusses the various options in detail with each patient to ensure they make a fully informed choice.

What to Expect

Following your breast implant removal surgery, your breasts will not look the same as before you had the original breast implant surgery. The weight of the breast implants stretches the tissue and causes changes in the rib area. Breasts can appear deflated and saggy once the implants are removed. Procedures such as a breast lift and fat transfer can help improve the breasts’ appearance. You may want to discuss the possibility of replacing the implants as part of breast augmentation revision surgery.

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Reasons for Implant Removal

Women choose to remove implants for a wide range of reasons. Some say they are at a different point in their lives than they were when they decided to get breast augmentation, while others become uncomfortable with their implants for various reasons. Although rare, complications can occur, such as capsular contracture, and the patient decides to remove the implants, rather than replace them.

Additionally, some women complain of physical symptoms they believe are related to their breast implants. Dr. Taylor understands that some women are more comfortable removing implants in those situations and wants her patients to have the peace of mind they seek.

Another issue that has attracted some attention is an extremely rare condition called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BI-ALCL). The FDA released guidelines linking textured breast implants to ALCL in some women, but the number is minuscule and the cause for concern is very low. Again, Dr. Taylor understands if a patient doesn’t want to assume any risk and is happy to remove implants if the patient is concerned.

If you’re considering removing your breast implants for any reason, discussing your options with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Taylor is the first step. Request a consultation using the online form or give our office a call at  (614) 569-2649 to schedule an appointment.

I love what I do. What could be more rewarding than helping someone feel beautiful?

— Dr. Anne Taylor

Dr. Anne Taylor has more than 20 years of plastic surgery experience and credentials that speak for themselves. Women and men come to her for her plastic surgery artistry, and the genuine warmth and compassion she has for her patients.

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