Liberate Your Body for Renewed Comfort

If you're considering breast explant surgery, it's like you're grappling with discomfort, dissatisfaction with prior augmentation results, or worries about implant-related health issues, all of which can take a toll on your emotional well-being and overall confidence. At Higdon Plastic Surgery, we understand these concerns and offer a path to liberation through our expertly performed breast implant removal in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area. Dr. Higdon's extensive experience in all types of breast and breast implant surgeries, as well as breast oncology (study and treatment of cancer) provides a unique understanding of breast health and pathology, making him exceptionally skilled in breast explant surgery/capsulectomy. Dr. Higdon also is well-versed in the latest information published on breast implant-related issues and symptoms and is happy to share safety and efficacy around breast explant surgery with you. His compassionate approach ensures you receive the care and support you need to rediscover your natural beauty and embrace a renewed sense of comfort in your body.

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What Is Breast Explant Surgery/Capsulectomy?

Breast explant surgery, also known as breast implant removal, is a procedure aimed at removing breast implants. This surgery can also be associated with removal of the surrounding scar tissue (capsule) that forms around an implant when it is placed into the body. Capsulectomy can be in several forms and can range from partial to total and complete capsule removal. This surgery is typically chosen by individuals who wish to reverse a previous breast augmentation, address complications such as implant rupture or capsular contracture, or alleviate discomfort associated with implants. Capsulectomy specifically focuses on removing the capsule that forms around the implant, which may become thickened or hardened over time. At Higdon Plastic Surgery in Franklin, TN, we understand that each patient's needs are unique. That's why we offer breast explant surgery with the option for additional restorative procedures that could include a lift, if desired, and fat grafting to the breast to restore volume and contour using your own natural tissues. Dr. Higdon is experienced in a multitude of options in this case to help you to achieve your personalized desired outcome and feel confident in your appearance once again.

The Benefits of Breast Explant Surgery/Capsulectomy

Reclaim comfort and confidence with capsulectomy in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area at Higdon Plastic Surgery. Breast explant surgery, or breast implant removal, offers a multitude of benefits, including the following:

Alleviates Discomfort

Removal of breast implants and surrounding scar tissue can relieve physical discomfort such as pain, tightness, or distortion caused by implants.

Restores Natural Appearance

Removing implants and capsules can restore a more natural breast contour and appearance, helping patients feel more comfortable and confident in their bodies.

Addresses Complications

Breast explant surgery addresses complications associated with breast implants, including implant rupture, capsular contracture, implant malposition, or asymmetry.

Provides Lift Option

For those desiring it, breast explant surgery by Dr. Higdon includes the option for a lift, enhancing breast shape and position for an improved aesthetic outcome.

Provides Fat Grafting Option

Also, for those patients interested in restoring breast balance and volume after implant removal, breast explant surgery by Dr. Higdon includes the option for fat grafting to the breast, a natural way to use your own tissues to augment breast volume while enhancing breast shape and position for an improved aesthetic outcome.

Enhances Emotional Well-being

Patients often experience emotional relief and improved self-esteem following explant surgery, allowing them to embrace their bodies and feel more confident in their appearance.

Provides Customized Results

Each procedure is tailored to individual needs and goals, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

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Is Breast Explant Surgery/Capsulectomy Right for Me?

Breast explant surgery/capsulectomy, or breast implant removal, may be suitable for those experiencing discomfort, dissatisfaction with implant appearance, or complications related to breast implants. Ideal candidates may have symptoms such as pain, tightness, implant malposition, asymmetry, or concerns about the appearance of their breasts. The only way to determine the best course of action for your unique needs would be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kye Higdon at Higdon Plastic Surgery in Franklin, TN. During this appointment, Dr. Higdon can evaluate your needs and tailor a plan to restore comfort and confidence in your breast appearance.

What to Expect: The Capsulectomy Procedure

During a breast explant surgery procedure, also known as breast implant removal, we begin by making an incision, typically in the existing inframammary fold, around the areola, or on the lower breast. The implants and any surrounding abnormal scar tissue or capsule (capsulectomy) are carefully removed. Sometimes, the capsule may be left in place if it's thin, normal appearing, and not causing issues. For those who desire it, Dr. Higdon also offers the option of a breast lift to restore a more youthful and elevated breast appearance, and fat grafting to restore volume and shape with your own tissues. He meticulously and safely removes implant-related material to alleviate discomfort and address your concerns. The incisions are then closed, and dressings are applied. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and can take one to three hours, depending on individual circumstances and the case complexity.

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Breast Explant Surgery/Capsulectomy Recovery

Following breast explant surgery/capsulectomy, you can expect some downtime for recovery. Initially, there may be mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the breasts, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and wearing a supportive surgical bra. Dr. Higdon uses advanced prescribing methods that he helped develop, with a multi-modal analgesia approach that minimizes the need for narcotic prescriptions for his patients after surgery. It's important to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a few weeks to allow proper healing. Depending on individual recovery progress, patients typically return to light activities within a week or two.

Results may vary, with some immediate improvement in symptoms like discomfort or dissatisfaction with implant appearance. However, final results may take several weeks to months to fully manifest as swelling subsides and the breasts settle into their natural position. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Higdon are essential to monitor healing progress, address concerns, and ensure optimal outcomes. Our team is here to support you through your recovery, so please reach out if you have any questions as you heal.

Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

At Higdon Plastic Surgery, our expertise in breast explant surgery/breast implant removal and capsulectomy in Nashville & Franklin, TN is expertly executed and backed by Dr. Higdon's extensive experience and specialized background in aesthetic and breast surgery of all types, uniquely positioning him to address this procedure's complexities. Whether your experience involves discomfort, dissatisfaction with implant appearance, or concerns about overall health, we know how emotional this journey is, and we're here to help you through it. We aim to provide compassionate, personalized care and empower you to reclaim comfort and confidence in your body. If you're ready to liberate your body and feel like yourself once again, schedule your consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery today. We are conveniently nestled in Franklin, TN, with easy access to the neighboring districts of Brentwood and Cool Springs.

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