Breast Explant Surgery

Breast explant surgery is commonly performed to remove unwanted breast implant. The procedure is usually performed as a cosmetic procedure. Many women who have had breast implant for many years are considering removing the implant. Our Plastic Surgeons are experts in breast implant removal surgery.

Who is a candidate for Breast Explant Surgery

  • Women who’s implant are too large for their size
  • Women with ruptured implant
  • Women are are bothered by their breast implant
  • Women who have textured breast implant
  • Women with breast implant syndrome

How is the procedure performed

Breast explant surgery is performed at our accredited surgery center as an outpatient procedure. The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia, but can be done under local anesthesia. Most of the time, our Doctors will remove the capsule (the scar tissue around the implant). Drains are may be needed for 4 to 7 days in order to avoid fluid collections. Many patients may require breast lift after breast explant surgery.

Does Insurance cover this procedure

Some health insurance company if there are significant issues. There are not required to cover the procedure.

How much does it cost

If you would like your implants removed for cosmetic reasons, the price of the procedure will depend on the expertise of the surgeon and your geographic location. The usual costs is ranges from $1500 to $2500 per side plus operating room fees and anesthesia fees. The total cost range from $4000 – $10,000 depending on adding other procedures such as breast lift.

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