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Brest Explant
Dr Mauricio pineda

BREAST EXPLANT SURGERY OR breast implant removal

Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure to remove previously implanted breast prostheses, this may be necessary due to complications such as infection, displacement of the prosthesis, rupture, excessive scarring, or changes in the surrounding tissues.

Many women opt for a double surgery consisting of breast reconstruction and explantation. This is known as explantation with reconstruction and may include removal of the prosthesis, scar tissue, and replacement of the prosthesis with autologous tissue implants.


In Colombia, breast implant removals are a safe and commonly performed procedure. The price of explantation of breast prostheses varies depending on the place where it is performed, the complexity of the procedure, the type of anesthesia and other factors.

Prior to breast implant explantation, the doctor may advise the patient to take antibiotics to prevent infection and to avoid taking aspirin and other medications for 2 weeks prior to surgery.

Infections that can occur after breast implant surgery include bacterial infections, fungal infections, viral infections, and parasitic infections. These infections can be very painful and may require antibiotic, antifungal, or antiviral treatment to combat them. In severe cases, surgical removal of the prosthesis and affected tissue may be necessary.


Prosthesis displacement is a common complication with implanted breast prostheses, displacement occurs when the implant moves from its original location, often resulting in an uneven appearance to the breasts. This can be caused by changes in the surrounding connective tissue, the age or size of the implant, or previous surgery. The displacement of breast prostheses can be treated with an implant removal.


If a rupture occurs in a breast implant the fluid inside it can leak into the surrounding tissues, this can cause an infection or an allergic reaction to the material of the prosthesis. If a rupture is detected, it is important to seek medical attention immediately to prevent worsening of symptoms, in severe cases, surgery may be needed to remove the implant and surrounding tissue.

Excessive scarring to surrounding tissues is a common complication leading to explantation, this occurs when scar tissue forms around the implant, which can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and sometimes an uneven appearance to the breasts. Treatment may include surgery to remove the dentures and scar tissue.

Most women undergo an explanation for the reasons mentioned above, other women simply decide that they no longer want the implants, or that they do not want to replace them again.

Yes, some people experience psychological rejection of breast implants due to the fear that they look unnatural or artificial, or they simply do not recognize them as their own. Regardless of the cause, psychological rejection may be a good reason to opt for explantation.


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