BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL PHOENIX
Breast Implant Removal in Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix, Gilbert and surrounding AZ cities
What causes Breast Implant Capsules?
No plastic surgeon can predict how the body will heal (and whether a scar tissue will be formed) before a surgical procedure. The best safeguard patients can take against capsular contracture is to work with a highly experienced surgeon during the initial breast implant surgery.
GRADES OF CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE
During your initial consultation, Dr. Jude LaBarbera will conduct an examination and ask questions to establish the severity of your breast implant capsules. This initial visit to his Scottsdale or Gilbert Arizona plastic surgery office also serves as an excellent opportunity for the patient to ask questions, and share their concerns with the surgeon. Dr. LaBarbera will formulate an effective surgical plan based on the extent of your capsular contracture.
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR BREAST IMPLANT CAPSULE REMOVAL
- You may be a good candidate for capsulectomy if:
You experience severe capsular contracture that leads to pain and discomfort
- You are in good enough health to undergo a surgical operation
- You are well aware of the risks and benefits involved in performing this surgery
Typically, breast implant capsule removal surgery is only considered in severe cases (Grade IV capsular contracture). Milder (low-grade) versions of contracture can be addressed via alternative treatments such as massage therapy and use of drugs. During your in-person consultation, Dr. Jude LaBarbera will conduct an assessment and recommend the best way forward.
with Dr. LaBarbera
They type of implant to be used during the capsular contracture surgery will be decided upon during your consultation with Dr. LaBarbera. This is usually done based on the patient’s expectations from the surgery.
Recovery after surgery
Recovery after breast implant capsule removal will vary depending on the type of procedure that was performed, as well as the patient’s healing ability. In most cases though, recovering from capsulectomy is similar to recovering from the initial breast augmentation procedure. Patients normally need to take a week off work. Strenuous physical activity, heavy lifting, and certain tasks should be avoided for a couple of weeks after surgery. Dr. Jude LaBarbera issues each patient with individualized instructions to ensure an uninterrupted recovery process.
Results of a capsule removal surgery
The results of implant capsule removal can be dramatic. Patient’s breasts will have normal firmness, with implants that appear more natural in shape. Symptoms such as pain in the chest disappear because the initial implants have been replaced, and the scar tissue removed.
Planning your Breast Implant Removal surgery in Arizona
Capsular contracture may lead to distortion and discomfort after augmentation or breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs capsule removal to improve the aesthetics and increase your comfort. During your initial consultation, the surgeon will brief you on the costs of the surgery, recovery arrangements, and other preparations needed for a successful outcome.
Dr. LaBarbera performs capsular contracture procedures in his ultra-modern office operating room, supported by a team of highly professional and licensed staff.
Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.