About Breast Implant Removal
Breast Augmentation surgery continues to remain one of the most desirable cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the U.S. today. As popular and successful as Breast Augmentation procedures are, some will decide they no longer wish to have breast implants, electing to have them removed. It is important to find an experienced breast implant removal surgeon to ensure a safe and an aesthetically pleasing outcome. Reno Nevada, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Charles P. Virden performs breast implant removal procedures, offering state-of-the-art techniques such as skin tightening, breast lift, and/or adding natural volume via fat transfer. His objective is to optimize overall health of the patient while preserving a visually appealing outcome. If you are contemplating having your breast implants removed, we invite you to call the office of Dr. Charles P. Virden at 775-348-9798 to schedule a consult and discuss your personalized options.
On the day of your consultation, please set aside approximately one and a half hours to meet with Dr. Virden for a one on one personalized evaluation. You will be encouraged to discuss all of your concerns and goals. Next, you will have the option to meet with our Patient Care Coordinator to review your customized treatment plan and quote. We aim to provide all the information and support you need in order to move forward and achieve your results.
"I came in from out of state to have my procedures done with Dr. Virden. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and confident in what he does. On the day of my pre-op, as I was flying into Reno, my flights were diverted and delayed and I didn't get in until late. Dr, Virden went above and beyond to meet with me outside of normal office hours to make sure I was ready and confident for surgery the next morning. He is caring and attentive and checked in on me over the weekend after the surgery. I'm extremely happy with my results. My breasts look amazing and my tummy flat! I have had minimal pain after surgery and I attribute that to having an extremely skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Virden!"- Google User / Google / Nov 22, 2016
"I went to see Dr Virden over work that needed to be redone by another surgeon and I was uncomfortable nervous scared because of the previous treatment. Dr virden explained to me exactly what needed to be done how it would be fixed,h was very knowledgeable, personable, and compassionate. He had a true concern for what was going on with me and how to fix it. I now feel very comfortable having the work fixed by Dr. Virden."- L.D. / Google / May 16, 2019
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"Coming here is like dealing with trusted familyReviews have always been very important to me when considering a new physician- especially a plastic surgeon. Let me just say I have only felt safe and overly please with Dr. Virden and his skill as a cosmetic surgeon since my first enhancement in 2006. You won’t find a doctor with a better bedside manner. Dr. Virden takes his time to engage his patients and carefully listens to what you want the end results to be and eases any concerns you might have. Last week I flew from Austin to Reno to solely have a new procedure done by Dr. Virden. This is the level of expertise and trust we’re dealing with. Description: Personable, kind, honest and incredibly talented. It takes an all star team to support a doctor to be an award-winning plastic surgeon. You’ll experience dealing with an efficient and very sweet, professional staff at Dr. Virden’s office who cares about you and about making your cosmetic surgery experience amazing- and even exciting! Calls and emails are immediately answered or promptly returned. The day prior to surgery, I was sent home with a beautifully bound pre and postoperative reference guide that was customized specifically for me and the procedures that were scheduled. This was incredibly helpful to refer back to whenever I forgot a detail that I was already told and had just forgotten. This team always go above and well beyond the standard of care. Dr. Virden’s office even arranged transportation for me to and from surgery! You will not find a better cosmetic surgeon and staff. A world-class experience, every time."- M.S. / Google / Apr 28, 2019
"Absolutely amazing! Thanks for your help; I feel amazing!"- M. . / Google / Apr 24, 2019
Reasons for Removal
Breast implant removal surgery may be performed for a number of reasons. Some women have had their implants for many years and choose to have them removed or replaced, while others no longer desire to have implants at all. One of the most common reasons one may decide to remove or replace their breast implants is due to their bodies’ response to the implant or capsule formation.
A capsule is a natural membrane formed by your immune system in response to the placement of an implant. Every patient forms a capsule post operatively as part of the recovery process.
However, some (estimated 4-16%) may experience what is called a capsular contracture, which is a thickening of the scar tissue that may result in discomfort and/or dissatisfaction with the appearance of the breast.
In this case, and some others, an En Bloc technique is available. Extremely experienced Plastic Surgeons are turning to the En Bloc method, as complications are minimized and this approach ensures the removed tissue and implant remains intact. With this method, Dr. Virden is able to excise the implant and completely clean and treat the area ensuring all scar tissue is removed safely.
En Bloc Capsulectomy Explained
An En Bloc capsulectomy is a technique where the breast implant and the surrounding fibrous capsule is removed in its entirety. More and more experienced Plastic Surgeons are turning to this method of implant removal as it preserves the health of the remaining breast tissue, which minimizes complications, promoting overall health and well-being.
What to Expect
Breast implant removal/En Bloc removal is a same day outpatient procedure. This means you will not be admitted into the hospital and will go home within a few hours of your procedure. Dr. Virden will assess you in his office the day immediately following your breast implant removal. Effective pain control will be discussed during your pre-operative appointment and managed by Dr. Virden following your procedure. The recovery period after breast implant removal will vary for every patient; however, most report a temporary feeling of tightness in the breast area. Optimal results can be observed approximately 3 weeks post-operatively and full results in 4 – 6 months.