Breast Implant Removal

In Atlanta


Breast Implant Removal

Medical science evolves and improves every day. We constantly discover new ways to keep patients happier and healthier. Breast Implant technology is no exception. While breast implants last a long time, they are not intended to be permanent. The FDA recommends that women refresh their implants with new ones every 10 to 15 years. Some women may wish to exchange their saline implants for silicone models or to swap their older silicone implants for smoother upgrades due to texture and feel. Dual board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Arslanian prides himself on staying ahead of every new trend and update in his field. He strives to provide his clients with the best care available, and sometimes that requires new approaches to old ideas.

 If you are dissatisfied with a previous Breast Implant procedure, Dr. Arslanian can help. Visit one of his conveniently located clinics in the Atlanta, Georgia region. Together, we can strategize the next steps of your aesthetic enhancement evolution.

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Understand the Procedure

What is Breast Implant Removal?

A Breast Implant Removal in Atlanta, GA is a cosmetic procedure designed to address various concerns related to previous breast augmentation surgeries. While breast implants are designed to be long-lasting, it is important to note that they are not permanent, and some women may need to consider implant exchange or removal after approximately fifteen years or more.

 This procedure is commonly chosen by women who are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or appearance of their implants, or in cases of implant leakage or capsular contraction. By undergoing Breast Implant Removal, women have the opportunity to restore a more natural chest or opt for implants that better align with their new size and shape.

Your style and type of implant completely depend on your personal preferences. Dr.Arslanian is eager to make your vision a reality. If you want your implants removed altogether, this is called an explant procedure. Your breast tissue often forms a capsule of tissue around an implant, and this capsule may remain once the implant is gone. When you want the capsule removed along with the implant, this is known as an en-bloc procedure.

Dr. Arslanian will take great care in accomplishing your removal or replacement wishes to help your ideal self emerge. There are two main placement options for your breast implants. Your removal or exchange procedure will depend on how your previous Breast Augmentation was performed.


You could opt for your implant to be situated under your chest muscles. Dr. Arslanian prefers this method for several reasons. Submuscular implants push your natural breast tissue forward. This results in a natural look and feel, highlighting your own assets. There is also less rippling when you place an implant under the muscle tissue.


The other choice for implant placement is above the muscle. You may like this option due to the consistency of the silicone or saline in your chosen implant. The texture may feel more pleasing than your own musculature. Also, when you flex your chest, implants positioned over the muscles are less likely to be affected.

Regardless of which approach you choose to take, Dr. Arslanian wants to grant your cosmetic wishes. He will discuss the reasons why you are dissatisfied with your prior implant procedure and explain ways in which those issues can be resolved.

What are the benefits of Breast Implant Removal?

Every medical procedure should be about improvement. Whether you hope to feel better, look better, or all of the above, we support you. By removing or replacing implants that no longer suit you, Dr. Arslanian can help enhance your look. When your appearance aligns with your vision, it improves your confidence. This is a win-win scenario; we applaud you for striving to be your best. Some benefits of breast implant removal include the following:

  • Improved comfort
  • Enhanced natural appearance
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Resolution of implant-related complications
  • Renewed sense of self

Who are the best candidates for the Breast Implant Removal procedure?

If you received breast implants in the past, you may be a perfect candidate for removal or replacement. Implant aesthetics change from year to year and Dr. Arslanian wants to provide you with the best options available. Our team can outfit you with implants that reflect who you are now and who you want to be in the decades to come.

 Or if you prefer an explant procedure, Dr. Arslanian is ready to remove your unwanted or outdated implants. This may also entail the removal of any capsule that has formed around your implant, which is called an en bloc surgery. En-bloc capsulectomy procedures remove the implants and their surrounding scar tissue in one safe, convenient session.

 Whilst anyone with Breast Implants can approach a breast implant removal in Atlanta, GA, we feel that the best candidates for the procedure include individuals who:

  • Are dissatisfied with their current breast implants
  • Desire to restore their natural breast appearance
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have implant-related concerns
  • No underlying medical conditions

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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The first step in getting a Breast Implant Removal in Atlanta is to contact Arslanian Plastic Surgery for an initial consultation. When you come in to meet with Dr. Arslanian, he will review your goals, examine your breasts, ask questions regarding your surgical and medical history, and discuss all of your options. It’s important to be completely open and honest with Dr. Arslanian during this consultation as it will help prevent any unnecessary complications.

After deciding that this treatment is right for you, Dr. Arslanian will create your surgical plan. Once this plan is made, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your procedure date. We will also provide you with some instructions to follow that will help provide the safest and best surgical results. 

We encourage you to quit smoking, regardless of the specific procedure you are receiving. Tobacco products constrict your vessels and impact your health in general. Dr.Arslanian will advise you on how to prepare for your surgery. A loved one must drive you to and from the clinic on the day of your procedure. Please make arrangements before you arrive to be sure you have someone looking after you once you leave our care.

What to expect on the day of Breast Implant Removal surgery

Dr. Arslanian values your perspective above all else. He wants to learn about your desired look so he can strategize the best ways to achieve it. Your procedure will depend on which approach you happen to prefer. We can make a small incision in one of three places to perform your implant replacement or removal. 


This method creates a small incision under the area where your breast hangs. We can remove and inspect implants easily using the inframammary method. If you want are placement implant, we will bypass your milk ducts as we carefully position the new model up through the fold beneath your breast. 


Dr. Arslanian can also access your implant area through a small incision around the areola. Areolas are the dark skin surrounding the nipple. By accessing the breast through a periareolar route, your doctor can examine an implant capsule directly.


You may have had your implant placed via a small incision under your arm. While this is a great option for the implantation procedure, it may not work for removal. We want to be sure that we safely and effectively address any concerns you may have with the capsule around your former implant. To remove capsule tissue, we may need to access the breast more directly than through your armpit.

Breast Implant Removal recovery

Your recovery period depends on your health and the details of your procedure. Some implant removal patients are back to work within three days while others require more than two weeks.

Dr. Arslanian may advise you to perform low-impact movements to promote circulation to the chest area. Please follow the doctor’s instructions. Our staff will schedule your follow-up visit, at which point we will make sure you are experiencing a strong recovery and are satisfied with the support you are receiving!

 Your results will vary depending on the extent of your procedure. In the immediate aftermath of your procedure, you will notice the new structure of your chest. The effects of implant removal or replacement will continue to evolve over the course of the next three to six months. Your new breasts will settle over time and find their natural and comfortable position in relation to the rest of your torso.

Breast Implant Removal Cost

How much does Breast Implant Removal cost in Atlanta, GA?

Every procedure requires special attention and unique care. For these reasons, each session has its own cost. If you are concerned about the price of your procedure, we are here to help. Dr. Arslanian offers a variety of payment options, which you can find on his Financing page. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to call. Our team is ready and willing to explore your options and opportunities. Money should never stand in the way of quality healthcare.

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Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

Arslanian Plastic Surgery is reputed for its excellent patient care. Founder and double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Arslanian has built a practice that is a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area. Breast Implant Removal is part of their regular work, so you can have the peace of mind that you will be received with expert experience.

A graduate of SUNY Geneseo College, Dr. Arslanian obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo. He completed one of the most rigorous training programs in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his residency he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then decided to perform another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States. Dr. Arslanian is an active member of the most prestigious plastic surgery societies, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Aesthetic Society.


Schedule a consultation

If you have arrived at a point where your breast implants have provided the value you needed out of them and would like to remove them, a Breast Implant Removal surgery from Dr. Brian Arslanian at Arslanian Plastic Surgery can produce the results you need.

To schedule your one-on-one consultation, please contact our office to request an appointment, and a helpful member of our team will reach out to you and help you take the first step toward a more youthful appearance!

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