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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by lz2011
In an uncomplicated case, buttock implant removal may cost $3000 or so. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
To my knowledge all buttock implants should be cohesive silicone. Typically the original incison can be used to expose and identify the implants. If they remain intact they can be carefully removed in one piece. Potentially the buttock implant can rupture before or during removal. Use of drains and compressive dressings are wise technical details. Less pain is involved in removal than in placement of these implants. Fat may be introduced simultaneously or at a later...
Silicone buttock implants can be removed thorough a relatively small incision. This may be done through the original surgical incision or though another site. Often, drains will need to be placed for 5 to 10 days postoperatively to prevent seroma formation. The procedure may be done under general anesthesia or possibly local anesthesia with sedation. Be certain to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Hello 'lz2011', thanks for your question. Although you did not mention any details involved regarding your silicone buttock implants, or why you want them removed, typically the procedure for removing an implant entails going through the same incision and removing the implant, with or without its surrounding capsule, placement of drains, and closing the wound with a compressive dressing. There can be problems with implants, whether they are buttock, breast, calf, etc. These...