About Implant Removal
If you are considering breast implant removal surgery like the many women that have visited us from New Orleans, Metairie, Houma, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Covington and beyond please come in for a free consultation. We offer breast implant removal procedures to women (even if the original surgery did not take place with our plastic surgeons) at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. Implant removal surgery is performed by our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Elliott Black or Dr. Summer Black for women who no longer wish to have their saline or silicone breast implants for medical or personal reasons. Implant leaking, implant rupture, capsular contracture or BII are all medical reasons to have implants removed or exchanged. Women who ask for implant removal for personal reasons, may just want a size change or the implants no longer fit their lifestyle. Our plastic surgeons will listen to your concerns, and make recommendations based on your health. We generally recommend taking out the implants and the capsule (capsulectomy) during the time of implant removal. We would like to extend an invitation to a private consultation in our Metairie, LA office if you are searching for a compassionate plastic surgeon to meet this need.
Breast Implant Removal Reviews
"Amazing experience - Dr. Summer Black performed implant removal and lift on me(47). Initially I was going to get new implants. After meeting with Dr. Black a few times we discussed not putting new implants in. I was very nervous and was unsure how I would look. Would I be left with sagging /unattractive breasts. She was very intuned to my concerns. Now 5 months later I couldn't be happier!!! I would highly..."- C. / RealSelf / May 15, 2017
"61 Year Old with Breast Implants Since 1994 - Metairie, LA - Dr. Summer Black is wonderful. Very kind, very caring. Spent time explaining the procedure and I actually made another appointment because I still had some questions/concerns. I was not rushed, she was very patient and answered all my questions. I have seen her twice now after my surgery and we are both happy with the results."- D. / RealSelf / Jun 14, 2017
"I had an amazing experience with my breast implant removal!! - Dr. Black was amazing! I am a 60 year old female who had the same breast implants for more than 33 years after the birth of my twins in 1982. My implants had become severely encapsulated (extremely hard and disfigured from scar tissue). They were extremely heavy and causing me a lot of pain. I was sent to Dr. Black by my OB/GYN, who advised the implants needed to be removed due to... - - Dr. Black was amazing! I am a 60 year old female who had the same breast implants for more than 33 years after the birth of my twins in 1982. My implants had become severely encapsulated (extremely hard and disfigured from scar tissue). They were extremely heavy and causing me a lot of pain. I was sent to Dr. Black by my OB/GYN, who advised the implants needed to be removed due to encapsulation/calcification. I had wanted to remove them for a long time, but after they became severely encapsulated, I had no choice. It was the best thing I ever did!!! Dr. Black was extremely meticulous and thorough in her removal of my implants. She advised that I could have a breast lift afterwards to improve the sagging if I wanted, but suggested that I wait 6 months to a year in order to let my breasts revive as much as they could on their own. I didn't think they would revive at all after 33 years, but she was correct. They have revived enough to where I don't look disfigured. My only personal issue remaining is that they are sagging somewhat (which, let's face it, is to be expected in any 60 year old female), but I'm not sure it's enough to make me undergo the breast lift or not. However, it has only been 4 months since my breast explantation. I cannot express how much better I feel. I no longer have any heaviness pulling on my breasts nor am I an in pain. It feels amazing to feel so natural again after 33 years. I learned about the breast explantation fund still available to assist with medical expenses for the removal of breast implants for up to $5,000.00. It has several qualifications that absolutely must be met prior to their approval and rendering any medical funds toward the explantation, but I qualified and received the full $5,000.00 financial assistance, which is only paid directly to the physician. If you are in a situation similar to mine, I highly recommend you look into the fund and strongly urge you to go to Dr. Black for the surgical procedure. I have had absolutely no complications whatsoever and my treatment and healing went exactly as she advised me it would. She was extremely conscientious towards my medical needs and more than willing to assist in any way possible. She saw me on my lunch hours so I would not have to miss work for her visits and immediately responded to every question I had. She continued to call after my surgery to check on me and I have only a very tiny incision under my breast where it cannot be seen. Dr. Black is awesome and I highly recommend her to anyone."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 06, 2017
Do I Qualify?
Women with breast implants may want to have their breast implants removed for medical or personal reasons. If you are a patient in good health and can tolerate general or local anesthesia, you are a good candidate for this procedure. Of course, our plastic surgeon will want to discuss in great detail all of your health concerns and why you no longer wish to have your breast implants. We will listen to your concerns, and guide our treatment planning based on your aesthetic needs and health goals.
What to Expect
Your breast implant removal procedure will usually be performed under a general anesthetic. Implant removal surgery generally takes about 1 – 2 hours to complete. The incisions will be closed with sutures, and the area will be bandaged. You will recover in our post-operation recovery room. Out of town patients generally spend the night at our first class hospital facility and are discharged the following morning. The implants can be returned to you or discarded depending on your wishes.
Most women are surprised by how good their breasts look after their implants are removed but some women require additional surgery. Women, who have extremely large breast implants may be left with deflated breast once the implant is removed. You may have the option for the implant to be exchanged, or Dr. Black can do a breast lift to tighten the skin and enhance the contour and shape of the breast. This will all be discussed in the initial consultation and treatment planning.
Plan Your Procedure
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If you would like to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon about the removal of your breast implants with an exchange, call Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery for a completely private consultation. We have many years of experience in working with women with breast implants, and understand that breast implant removal is necessary in particular cases. Schedule your appointment in our Metairie, LA office at your earliest convenience.