What to Expect on the Day of Your Explant Procedure
Posted on August 28, 2018
If you are considering getting your breast implants removed, you can rest assured that you are in good hands with Drs. David Rankin and Dev Vibhakar, who are well renowned for their skill and expertise in breast explant surgery. The cosmetic surgeons and the entire team at Aqua Plastic Surgery in Florida will be with you every step of your breast explant journey to ensure your safety, comfort and wellbeing. To help you prepare for your procedure, our team breaks down what to expect on the day of your surgery in this blog post.
Before Your Surgery
When you come into our Florida practice the morning of your surgery, our staff will greet you and have you meet with the anesthesiologist, who will review your medical history and discuss any concerns you may have in regards to the anesthesia. Once the anesthesiologist has determined it is safe for you to be put under anesthesia and has thoroughly discussed any concerns you may have, you will meet with our nurse. The nurse will explain in detail what will happen during and immediately after surgery. The nurse will also take pictures of your breast implants and review your pathology report with you.
You will then meet with the surgeon performing the procedure, who will examine you and make preoperative markings on the breasts that will outline the incision patterns that will be created. Our surgeon will also answer any questions and concerns you may have prior to surgery. Remember, your safety and comfort are our top priorities, so no question is too big or too small to ask!
After Your Surgery
The actual explant procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art and accredited operating room and will take approximately two hours to complete. Immediately after surgery, you will be taken to one of our recovery suites so our team can monitor your vitals. You will remain there for approximately one hour and then be released into the care of a loved one who will drive you home or to a hotel so you can rest for the remainder of the day. Plan on taking it easy for the remainder of the day and getting plenty of bedrest. It’s a good idea to prep your recovery space before your surgery, whether it is your bed or a comfortable couch. Our team may prescribe oral pain medication to manage any discomfort you may feel after surgery.
Your Follow-up Appointment
The next day, you will need a loved one to drive you back to our office for your first follow-up appointment. Our doctors will monitor your healing process, and ensure that the drains that were attached during surgery are functioning properly. A surgical bra will be placed to support the tissues as they heal. You will return to our office again five or six days later to have your drains removed, a process that takes five to ten minutes to complete. Our team will schedule follow-up visits with you at the three-month, six-month and one-year marks, all of which are included free of charge. Should you have any questions or concerns during your recovery, our patient concierge, Jeff Rose, will be available to help. He can be reached at his direct cell phone line at (561) 400-0600.
Schedule a Consultation with Aqua Plastic Surgery
To learn more about breast explant surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rankin or Dr. Vibhakar. Contact Aqua Plastic Surgery by calling our Jupiter office at (561) 776-2830, our Ft. Lauderdale office at (954) 564-3832 or our Miami office at (305) 918-1750.