Las Vegas Plastic Surgery: Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey J. Roth

Unlike other plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation is not a one-and-done surgery. Most women will undergo 2 or more follow-up procedures in their lifetimes to exchange their implants for a fresh set. Sometimes, these procedures are revision surgeries to address a complication like an implant rupture or to improve their breasts’ aesthetics. For some patients, though, explant surgery to remove the breast implants entirely is the best choice for them.

Learn more about explant surgery cost factors, why women choose to remove their implants, and what other breast rejuvenation options are available below.

Should You Remove Your Breast Implants?

The general consensus is that breast implants should be replaced every 10 to 15 years or whenever there is evidence of a leak or rupture. This is far easier to spot in saline implants (which deflate) than in silicone implants, where leaks are often asymptomatic. These “silent ruptures” are generally detected through routine imaging.

For many women, the decision to return to their natural breast shape and volume is brought on by:

  • Health concerns
  • A change in lifestyle or aesthetic preference
  • The medical or financial decision to avoid multiple surgeries over time

The decision to undergo explant surgery is deeply personal, but for the vast majority of patients, it is the best choice for them. The RealSelf community gives breast implant removal a 97% “Worth It” rating based on more than a thousand real patient responses.

How Expensive Is Explant Surgery?

As a secondary cosmetic procedure, explant surgery is more complicated than your original breast augmentation, so the cost is usually higher. Your plastic surgeon will carefully plan out the best approach for extraction based on issues such as whether you have developed capsular contractures that also need to be removed.

Cost of Revision Surgery in Las Vegas

At Las Vegas Plastic Surgery, our price for breast revision surgery ranges from $12,000 to $18,000, depending on the complexity of the procedure. During your consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Roth, we will give you a personalized quote that reflects the specifics of your operation.

Our prices are competitive for the Las Vegas area but reflect Dr. Roth’s 20+ years of experience and expertise. We strive to make plastic surgery accessible to as many patients as possible, so please inquire about patient financing options.

How Will Your Breasts Change After Explant Surgery?

Your breasts will likely have some sagging and skin laxity after your explant procedure, as your skin will have stretched to accommodate your breasts’ increased size. You may also experience loss of volume in the upper pole of your breasts (especially if you had round implants) and have a “deflated” chest appearance while your body heals.

As a result, many women choose to add a breast lift to their procedure to consolidate the breast tissue, remove excess skin, and restore the breasts and nipples to a more youthful placement. Keep in mind that, just as in your original surgery, it will take time for postoperative swelling to subside and for your body to heal. Your results will continue to improve over time. You can see the results our patients achieve in our explant surgery before and after photos.

Liposuction can also be performed as part of a fat transfer to the breasts. During the procedure, a plastic surgeon will collect excess fat from your abdomen or thighs and inject it into your breasts for a more natural, full look. While not all of the fat will “take” to its new location, and you may need more than one operation to get the desired results, it may be another option for some women to consider.

Embrace Your Natural Look

If you would like to remove your breast implants and return to your pre-augmentation size, please request a consultation online or call us at (702) 450-0777 to get started.

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