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Breast Implant Revision Expert 
Richmond, Charlottesville, Virginia Beach VA, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, United States
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon - Matthew G. Stanwix, MD, FACS

The removal or revision of a breast implant can occur for several reasons: change in size, rupture of the breast implant, changes in a person’s biology (such as capsular contraction), systemic issues, aesthetic purposes such as implant malposition, or patient preference. Whatever the reason, it is important to receive care from an experienced & Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.  Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix, MD, FACS, is a breast expert in Richmond who performs breast surgery on a nearly daily basis.  In fact, women come from all over the country because of his expertise on implant removal and the results he delivers with his revisions.  Remember that experience counts and quality matters.  You owe it to yourself and breasts to seek out the highest quality surgeon.

After removal of the implants, Dr. Stanwix of Stanwix Plastic Surgery uses his advanced techniques to offer a variety of options:

  1. Replace with new implants (including shaped, textured, smooth, silicone, or saline)
  2. Perform removal of breast capsules from encapsulation (capsular contraction, breast implants become hard)
  3. Completely remove with no replacement- Explantation
  4. Perform Pocket exchanges
  5. Utilize acellular dermal matrix if needed
  6. Perform fat transfer, breast lifts, and other techniques for desired shape and sizes at the same surgical time.

Also, women who want complete implant removal & explantation with full capsulectomy seek out Dr. Stanwix because of his eye for breast artistry and because he is meticulous in his removal of implants without replacement.  Specifically what separates Dr. Stanwix from other surgeons in terms of breast implant explanation:

  1. Does not leave drains
  2. Removes 100% of the capsule
  3. Performs Implant removal with Explantation and full capsulectomy
  4. Muscle Repair: Places the muscle back to its normal anatomic positon (if implant was under muscle)
  5. Will perform other shaping and nipple changing procedures at the same time (Fat transfer, lifts, etc) 

Dr. Matthew Stanwix provides breast implant removal and revision  treatment for patients in Richmond, Midlothian, Charlottesville, Glen Allen, and areas across Henrico County. Schedule a consultation to find out if this procedure is right for you.

Breast Implant Revision before and after pictures 

Before     Patient of Dr. Stanwix     After

Implant Removal & Revision 

What Can You Expect?

Like all other surgeries, patient centered care, confidentiality, and concierge services are at the forefront of the experience with Dr. Stanwix.  He will assure a smooth surgical experience from the day you meet him until your care is complete.  Feel at ease knowing Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix, of Richmond VA, will take great care of you and lead you through the process seamlessly.

The removal or revision of breast implants is a routine procedure done for many candidates desiring to revert to a former image or address complications, including a ruptured implant, capsular contracture, shifting, wrinkling, deflation, and asymmetry.

Breast implant removal or revision is entirely safe and performed under anesthesia or complete sedation. While the procedure can be short, it is important that patients know what to expect afterwards during recovery. 

Many patients have claimed that breast implant reduction causes minimal to no discomfort after their procedure and can in fact cause relief. Dr. Stanwix will monitor patients immediately after a procedure to ensure vitals are normal. 

After Your Procedure

Healing from breast implant removal (explanation) or revision can take anywhere between one week and one month. This depends on the other parts with removal (fat transfer, lifts, capsule work, etc). Expect minor pressure or discomfort for a few days due to the body’s natural healing process. Consider wearing loose fitting clothing following a procedure to avoid any complications, and receive plenty of rest during the period after surgery.

Common Concerns with Breast Removal or Revision

Many patients worry about skin showing signs of stretching after removal or revision. It can take 3-6 months for the skin to adjust, the new implants fall, and the breasts to take shape.  Many patients look forward to their body adjusting to their new body type and returning to their image pre-operation. Dr. Stanwix also provides breast lifts and other services as associating procedures to tighten the breasts after surgery and ensure patients’ bodies fit to an ideal image.

Schedule your Consultation

Finding a reliable plastic surgeon is important in ensuring your procedure goes as you would expect.

Dr. Matthew Stanwix is an Ivy League graduate who performed his residency at the prestigious Johns Hopkins hospital and is a highly sought after Plastic Surgeon. Call or visit his office and schedule your consultation today.