Implant Explantation

Breast Implant Explantation Surgery Procedure Abbotsford

Though getting breast implants is one of the most popular cosmetic operations not all patients want to keep their implants. Having a breast implant explantation allows the patient to go back to their natural breasts before they had implants. This operation is commonly combined with a mastopexy to take away the excess skin that may have developed to give room for the implants.

In your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Brown in our Abbotsford, BC office, he will discuss:

  • If you are a good candidate for breast implant explantation
  • Determine your goals for the surgery
  • What to expect before and after your surgery
  • What your breast will look like after surgery and if you would benefit from a lift
  • What incision will be used
  • The benefits and potential risks of having your implants removed

During your consultation Dr. Brown will go over exactly what he will do during the surgery. This will include discussing how he performs a complete “en-bloc” capsulectomy, what cultures swabs will be taken, what is done with the implants after surgery and the photos that will be taken during surgery.

Once your consultation is completed you will be given a quote for the surgery, this quote is good for one year. This quote includes the fee for Dr. Brown, the clinic, the anesthetist and all follow up appointments. The quote does not include the cost of your at home post-op medications nor does it include sending your implants and capsules to a pathologist other than our local pathologists.

Breast Implant Explantation Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the surgery performed?

Dr. Brown performs the surgery at a private surgery centre located in Langley, BC. There is an international airport in Abbotsford for patients coming from further distances as he commonly sees patients from Calgary, Edmonton and even further afield.

How long is the surgery?

The surgery takes at least 90 minutes and is done under general anesthetic. You will be at the surgery centre for about 3-6 hours

Is this covered by the Medical Services Plan?

Unless you have ruptured implants with Baker IV capsular contractures, this surgery is not covered. If you would like the MSP to pay for it you should also be seeing your original implant surgeon.

What is all done during the surgery?

Dr. Brown will perform a complete “en-bloc” capsulectomy, swabs of the implant capsules for bacteria and fungus, pictures of the implant and capsules for your records will be taken. If any fluid is found this will also be sent off for cytology. The pocket will be rinsed out with multiple anti-bacterial solutions to ensure a decreased risk of post-operative infections.

Will you test the Capsule for Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)?

Yes, the implant capsules will be sent off to our pathologist to be analyzed to ensure that you do not have BIA-ALCL. If you want to have your capsules sent elsewhere for analyzation they will be returned to you after you sign a waiver absolving Dr. Brown and the surgery centre of the responsibility of having them tested.

What is the price of having Breast Implant Explantation?

Dr. Brown will discuss the exact cost of the surgery with you during your consultation as the price can very depending on what exactly the patient wants done but typically costs $8000 plus GST.

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