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.
Breast Implant Removal/En Bloc Reviews
"I cannot express how highly I recommend Dr. Virden and his team to others. Their professionalism is only overshadowed by their kindness, bedside manner and ability to put you at ease immediately. You end up feeling more like family than a patient. I recently had to undergo breast implant removal (20 year old implants, under the muscle), reconstruction and breast life. I am 46 years old - and have to say, not even in my 20s or with implants have they looked better! I was very concerned of the surgery - as I have an autoimmune disorder, but again, Dr. Virden and his team, took excellent care of me. I have healed perfectly, quickly and with relatively low amount of pain. I am also a client of the Renovation Spa for facials and botox treatment - they are the best! If you live in the area - or if you are out of town - this is the place you want to be to look and feel your best!!"- T.V. / Yelp / Sep 17, 2015
"Amazing Surgical Skills. - Dr Virden is great, I had 3 mini face lifts and a breast revision surgery over the past 15 years. All of them turned out “amazing “ Dr Virden is extremely skillful and he always uses an accredited hospital & a board cert. anesthesiologist!"- M. / RealSelf / Jun 05, 2018
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.