Women desiring breast implant removal for breast implant illness deserve expert surgical care in the hands of a compassionate surgeon. At Esprit®, we will treat you with the upmost respect and concern. We will listen to you, give you advice on your surgical condition, and map out a surgical plan to give you the best results. We photograph the implants and excised capsular tissue, show you the implants post-op, and do all appropriate diagnostic testing on the tissue.
Breast implant removal must be managed expertly to assure excellent results. At Esprit, we have extensive experience removing breast implants for all types of implant related problems, including breast implant illness. The surgical approach includes an en bloc excision of the capsule when indicated.
“There are no words to express my deep-felt thanks. Your talent, medical knowledge, kindness, and skills have been a blessing to me. Thank you for all you have done” -Sunnie. Implant removal and total capsulectomy for breast implant illness.
After the implants are removed it is critical to manage the next surgical steps correctly. In many patients, particularly those with at least a moderate amount of their own breast tissue, the breast skin will contract, the breasts will drape nicely, and the aesthetics will be nice. However, in patients with minimal breast tissue the breasts can look deflated. In such cases, internal scarring can lead to tethering and irregularities of the skin envelope leading to deformed breasts. The chance of such a poor outcome must be recognized pre-operatively and the surgical approach must be tailored to get excellent results.
Breast fat grafting is a great option to fill the breasts after breast implant removal. Dr. Connall is a leader in breast fat grafting. He routinely uses fat grafting to fill breasts at the time of implant removal. This approach can mitigate the risk of having non-aesthetic or deformed breasts after implant removal. In some women the best results are achieved with a second session of breast fat grafting as a later surgery.
Fat grafting can also be used to treat breasts that are deformed after en bloc capsulectomy and implant removal. Dr. Connall has an exceptional level of experience with this procedure and he has treated such patients that have had their implants removed for breast implant illness by other surgeons in and outside the U.S.
Contact Dr. Connall at his office in Portland for more information or to schedule a consultation at (503) 345-8939.