Removal of Breast Implants Under Local Anesthesia
Yes. Removal of breast implants under local is very common and most patients prefer this method. Conscious sedation (oral or IV) can be done, but you can also do it under straight local without sedation. The cost varies depending on the region and surgeon, but is generally around $2,000.
Can I have my breast implants removed with only local anesthesia?
Thank you for the question.
If all that is being done is removal of the implants ( no capsule work) then they may be safely and comfortably removed under local anesthesia for a relatively calm patient. I generally individualize the type of anesthesia to be used based on the specific patient's personality and situation.
Anesthesia for implant removal
Anesthesia can vary for breast procedures and while I prefer a general anesthesia for most breast procedures for patient comfort, saline implant removal can be done under sedation and local anesthesia. I do like to remove some of the capsule to allow the pocket to close and a also place a drain to prevent fluid collection.
Local anesthesia is not only possible but probably preferred!
Without capsules to deal with, local anesthesia is safe, easy, comfortable, and least expensive! Of course, personal examination would be necessary to confirm the surgical as well as anesthetic approach. Local plus IV sedation would require a driver, but may be the most comfortable option of all short of (unnecessary) general anesthesia. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
Simple implant removal could easily be done with oral sedation and local. Regional rib blocks and oral narcotics with Valium would be adequate. If your capsule is calcified it should come out and sometimes that could make it a little tricky. But your mammograms would help determine that.
Implant removal under local
It is quite possible to remove implants under local with some sedation. If there is a capsule as well, it can be removed as well. Best of luck.
Local anesthesia for implant removal
If the only treatment will be removal then the use of local anesthetic for removal of saline implants is appropriate.
Breast Implant Removal
yes we typically do this for saline under local with just a shot of numbing medicine in the incision! All the best, "Dr. Joe
Breast Implant Removal technique depends on a number of issues
From your description, it sound like you could have your implants removed easily - and even with only local anesthesia, since is sounds like you do not require a capsulectomy.
When the capsule is hard and requires removal, then you would need general anesthesia. It is also possible to deflate your saline implants in the office for you to see if you want to live without them. Once the saline has absorbed, and you live with the new smaller size, you may realize you want to have them replace, usually with the gel style.
Breast implant removal under local
Thank you for your question. Removing an implant under straight local anesthesia can be done for the right patient. If you are very anxious by nature, then you may require some form of sedation (oral, IV or general). In addition, if there is any complicating factor (e.g. trauma or implant rupture), then I would recommend sedation as there may be something unexpected that is harder to deal with under straight local.