Breast Implant Removal In Toronto

  • Price Starts at $9,999
  • Procedure Time 2 hours
  • Recovery Time 1 week

Explant Surgery in Toronto

Embarking on the journey of breast implant removal or Breast explant surgery can be a profoundly personal decision fraught with various emotions. For many, the decision is prompted by specific pain points, such as concerns about health, discomfort, or the desire for a more natural look. Dr. Bell, a seasoned expert in Breast Explant Surgery based in Toronto, offers a guiding hand in this transformative process.

What Is A Breast Implant Removal?

Breast Implant Removal, medically known as explantation, is a surgical procedure involving the extraction of previously inserted breast implants.

This intervention is typically chosen for various reasons, including dissatisfaction with implant appearance, complications, or changes in personal preferences.

The procedure involves incision, removing the implants, and addressing any associated issues, such as scar tissue or leakage. Patients may opt for implant removal alone or replace the implants with new ones.

The decision to undergo breast implant removal is often influenced by cosmetic concerns, health considerations, or lifestyle changes, and qualified plastic surgeons perform the procedure to ensure safety and optimal outcomes.

Who is a Candidate for a Breast Implant Removal?

Determining the best candidate for breast implant removal involves introspective considerations tailored to individual experiences and preferences. If you’re in the contemplative phase of this transformative journey, reflect upon the following questions to ascertain your suitability:

  1. Are you experiencing discomfort or pain due to your breast implants?
  2. Do you desire a more natural look and feel?
  3. Are you concerned about potential health risks associated with breast implants?

If you answer “yes” to these questions, you may be an excellent candidate for breast implant removal. Dr. Bell’s expertise ensures a seamless transition, addressing aesthetic and health-related concerns.

Your Breast Explantation Consultation with Dr. Bell

Embarking on the path to breast implant removal is a significant decision, and Dr. Bell ensures that your journey begins with a thorough and informative consultation. Here’s a step-by-step guide to what you can expect during your consultation:

  • Customized Treatment Plan: Dr. Bell will develop a personalized plan based on your specific needs and goals.
  • Financial Planning: Receive a clear breakdown of costs and discuss financing options for the procedure.
  • Scheduling and Preparation: Schedule the surgery and receive guidance on pre-surgery preparations and recovery expectations.

At the end of your consultation with Dr. Bell, you’ll leave feeling informed, empowered, and confident about your decision to embark on the transformative journey of breast implant removal. Your well-being and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we look forward to guiding you toward a more comfortable, authentic, and confident future.

How Much Does a Breast Implant Removal Cost?

Procedure Cost is $6,999 and up in Toronto, varying with surgery complexity, implant condition, and additional procedures like breast lifts or exchanges. The surgeon’s expertise and the clinic’s location also influence the overall breast implant removal cost in Canada.

To determine the specific elements affecting the total expense, it is advisable to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Patients should also consider potential additional costs, such as prescriptions, recovery expenses, and postoperative care, when budgeting for the complete cost of breast implant removal in Toronto.

How to Prepare for a Breast Implant Removal

To ensure the success of the surgery, Dr. Bell recommends adhering to specific preparations in the weeks preceding your scheduled procedure date:

  • Quit Smoking: Dr. Bell strongly advises abstaining from smoking for the two weeks before and after breast implant removal to enhance recovery and minimize complications.
  • Nutrient-Rich Diet: Prioritize a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in the weeks leading up to surgery to support optimal healing, as recommended by Dr. Bell.
  • Medication Adjustment: Following Dr. Bell’s guidance, cease taking Aspirin or any medications containing Aspirin at least in the fortnight preceding your scheduled procedure.
  • Hydration Guidelines: The plastic surgeon recommends abstaining from food and drink six hours before the surgery, except for tiny sips of water. Adhering to these guidelines helps ensure successful breast implant removal.

How is a Breast Implant Removal Performed?

Our Plastic Surgeons ensure personalized and exceptional breast implant removal procedures led by Dr. Bell and his skilled team. Experienced physicians administer anesthesia for a painless experience.

Dr. Bell’s expertise is evident in discreet incisions beneath the breasts, utilizing cutting-edge techniques with unique equipment. An en bloc removal approach is employed for textured implants to address ALCL risks, explained thoroughly during consultations.

The meticulous closure involves sutures and advanced adhesives for optimal healing. With a focus on precision, patient education, and unwavering professionalism, our team’s vast experience assures patients of their expert care and a seamless, comfortable journey.

How Long Does a Breast Implant Removal Take?

The duration of the breast implant removal procedure is contingent upon the extent of cosmetic interventions involved. Breast implant removal typically takes around 2 to 3 hours to complete. Several factors, including the implant size, placement, shape, and any additional cosmetic procedures, can impact the overall duration of the breast implant removal surgery.

Dr. Bell, the overseeing surgeon, will provide personalized information regarding the anticipated duration of the procedure. It is crucial to consult with Dr. Bell to obtain specific details tailored to individual cases.

Furthermore, Dr. Bell will schedule postoperative appointments as needed to monitor the healing progress and ensure optimal results.

What to Expect After a Breast Implant Removal?

The results of the procedure will depend on a variety of factors, including the size, shape, and location of the implants that will be removed. In addition, please note that it is not uncommon for patients to experience minor discomfort following the procedure.

After the surgery, the plastic surgeon will give you detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a seamless recovery. Please keep in mind that you will be required to wear a tight-fitting compression garment for several weeks to ensure that the healing process is smooth and seamless.

Breast Implant Removal Recovery & Timeline

Week 1: Patients will spend their first week recovering from their procedure. By the end of the week, patients can return to normal activities, such as work.

Week 3: Patients may return to strenuous physical activities.

Month 4: Any scarring has completely healed, and the breasts have settled into their new position.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Breast Implant Removal?

In general, most women can resume their normal activities, including work, within about a week after undergoing breast implant removal.

The recovery period for a breast implant removal is typically less complex and more straightforward compared to the first breast implant removal surgery, as it usually does not involve muscle-related procedures.

Various factors can influence recovery, such as the implants’ shape, size, and placement. Knowing that some minor discomfort may be experienced following the procedure is essential.

Patients should wear snug compression garments for several weeks for smooth and seamless healing. Dr. Bell will provide detailed postoperative instructions to facilitate a smooth and uncomplicated recovery.

Benefits of Breast Implant Removal

Easier Recovery

The recovery from a breast implant removal is generally much smoother than the initial breast implant procedure. Most women can return to normal activities in 1 week.

Eliminate Pain

Many women opt to undergo breast implant removal procedures because they are experiencing discomfort or hardening with their implants. A breast implant removal procedure can eliminate any possible pain.

Less Pain

There is very minimal discomfort involved in a breast implant removal procedure.

Natural-Looking Results

The results of a breast implant removal procedure will appear natural.

Risks of Breast Implant Removal

Like every surgery, breast implant removal comes with a small chance of potential complications. The best thing patients can do to minimize the likelihood of complications is to select a trusted surgeon. The Toronto Plastic Surgeons have years of experience performing this procedure. Significant complications are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.

  • Infections: Even though infections are rare, our breast implant removal surgeon still take every precaution to ensure that the procedure is a smooth, seamless experience. Preventative antibiotics are also provided.
  • Adverse anesthesia effects: In some cases, the anesthesia used in the surgery can have an adverse effect on the patient. For this reason, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons carefully review the medical history of every single patient that walks through their doors.
  • Issues with breastfeeding: There is a very slim possibility that the milk ducts will be damaged by the incision used to perform a breast implant removal.
  • Unexpected bruising: Sometimes, the procedure can result in unexpected bruising. Regardless, even unexpected bruising will subside after a few weeks. 

All complications are managed and corrected as part of your surgical fee.

Different Types of Breast Implant Removal Procedures

Breast implant removal procedures encompass various techniques tailored to individual needs and circumstances.

  • “En bloc” removal involves removing the implant and surrounding the breast capsule as a single unit, minimizing potential implant leakage.
  • Capsulectomy focuses on removing the capsule, which forms naturally around the implant and may involve partial or complete removal.
  • En-bloc capsulectomy consists of keeping both the breast implant and its surrounding capsule intact, reducing the risk of potential complications.
  • Explantation alone removes the implant while leaving the capsule in place.
  • Fat grafting involves removing implants and replacing them with the patient’s fat, offering a natural alternative.

Each method addresses concerns such as capsule contracture, implant rupture, or personal preferences, highlighting the importance of individualized approaches in breast implant removal surgery.

Why Choose TPS for a Breast Implant Removal?

Recognized as one of Canada’s most sought-after body contouring surgeons, Dr. Bell has garnered an esteemed reputation for his unparalleled efficiency and renowned surgical skills. Dr. Bell is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada in Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto.

Breast Implant Removal FAQs

Does Ohip Cover Breast Implant Removal?

OHIP provides coverage for breast implant removal in Ontario if implants cause pain and discomfort or are damaged. However, coverage isn’t guaranteed, and approval depends on individual circumstances and the treating physician’s opinion. To assess potential coverage, consult your family doctor and secure a requisition for breast implant removal surgery.

What is ALCL, and should I have my Textured Implants removed?

ALCL is an aggressive ingrowth of lymphocytes around and within the capsular tissue surrounding textured breast implants. The ingrowth can lead to a locally aggressive and life-threatening lymphoma, and removal is required. En-bloc capsulectomy involves removing “as one” the capsule and the textured implant.

En-bloc capsulectomy and removal are curative, and replacement with a smooth shell and cohesive gel implants are most common. Smooth shell implants have non-associated ALCL risk.

How painful is it to get a Breast Implant Removal?

Due to the anesthesia administered during the procedure, the patient will not feel any pain during the surgery. While it is expected to experience some swelling and discomfort after the surgery, there will be no extreme or long-term pain. This irritation can be easily controlled with oral medication prescribed by Dr. Bell.

When should I consider a Breast Implant Removal?

Patients may consider a breast implant removal procedure for a variety of reasons. Some patients may choose to undergo the surgery due to personal preferences, complications with their current implants, or even simply because they wish to exchange their current implants for a different size or type.

Can I have a lift performed during an explant?

Absolutely. If the skin has been stretched out due to the breast implant procedure, it is recommended that patients undergo a breast lift after their recovery. Breast lifting can be internal, with pocket reshaping or more significant lifting can be performed externally.

Will I have any difficulty breastfeeding?

There is a very slim possibility that the milk ducts will be damaged by the incision used to remove the breast implants. However, as long as the milk ducts remain intact, there should not be an issue related to breastfeeding.

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