Breast Implant Removal or Replacement – McLean, Virginia
Breast Implant Removal
Breast implant removal surgery, known as explantation, can be performed by Dr. Germain in McLean, Virginia to change the size and shape of breast implants, to address implant leakage or rupture, or to combat capsular contracture (the abnormal response of the immune system to the implant).
Dr. Germain will perform a breast implant removal in McLean, Virginia with the patient under either twilight anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with an IV sedation. The removal is made with an incision in the inframammary fold or with a periareolar incision.
Breast Implant Revision Surgery
A breast augmentation revision is a cosmetic procedure that allows a patient to improve the appearance or comfort of her previously enhanced breasts. Dr. Germain can replace or remove breast implants to reduce, enlarge, or reshape the breasts. For many women in McLean, Virginia, breast augmentation revision plastic surgery is an opportunity to address dissatisfaction or complications (such as rippling, capsular contracture, or implant leakage) with a previous breast enlargement surgery.
During the personal consultation, Dr. Germain will discuss how to prepare for surgery, what procedures will be used, and what to expect during the recovery. Dr. Germain will explain all of the options available and help each patient set reasonable goals for the post-operative appearance.