Safe Implant Removal

When searching for the right doctor to perform breast implant removal, we understand at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) how important it is to choose a surgeon with great skill and experience. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained cosmetic plastic surgeon in Port Saint Lucie, FL, Dr. William Vinyard, offers multiple options for breast implant removal, including capsulectomy, breast implant exchange, or mastopexy.

What Is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal (explant surgery in Port Saint Lucie) is a surgical procedure to remove previously placed breast implants. This may be done for various reasons, such as addressing complications, changing aesthetic preferences, or returning to a more natural breast appearance. The procedure involves carefully extracting the implants and, if needed, addressing any surrounding tissues to achieve the desired outcome.

With personalized explant surgery options available, we want you to feel empowered as you make decisions to reestablish your sense of self. Your overall health, surgical history, and how you want your breasts to look will all be taken into consideration as Dr. Vinyard designs a custom breast implant removal plan for you.

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Who Is a candidate?

Individuals who may be considered candidates for explant surgery in Port Saint Lucie have previously undergone breast augmentation and now wish to remove their breast implants. This could be due to various reasons, including changes in personal preferences, concerns about implant-related complications, or the desire to return to a more natural appearance.

Breast implant removal is a very personalized procedure. Every patient will thoroughly consult Dr. Vinyard to create their treatment plan based on their needs, concerns, and appropriate options. He will take the time necessary to get to know you, your case, and your expectations during this time.

As this can be a time-consuming and emotional process, please know that we are here to listen and accommodate what you will need to accomplish explant surgery.

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Your Consultation

When you are in our office for your consultation, we will also take photos of you for documentation and surgical planning. Dr. Vinyard will then begin your consultation, consisting of a physical exam, an analysis of your breasts, and a comprehensive review of your surgical options. Afterward, you will meet with the patient care coordinator to discuss available dates for your breast implant removal. You can expect to spend at least an hour and a half at this appointment.

What Is the Technique?

There are several techniques available today for breast implant removal. Dr. Vinyard considers many factors when determining the process to produce optimal results. The most common surgical techniques used by our practice are the following.

Total Capsulectomy

When an object, such as a breast implant, is left inside our body, it forms a protective shell known as a capsule. However, some patients can experience capsular contracture, which causes these tissues to become incredibly dense and contract, causing pain and distortion in the breast. A total capsulectomy in Port Saint Lucie enables our staff to surgically remove these scar tissues and restore comfort to the patient. During this process, the capsule is removed separately from the breast implant. 

En Bloc Capsulectomy

An en bloc capsulectomy is performed to remove the entire capsule in one piece, with the breast implant still inside. However, an en-bloc capsulectomy in Port Saint Lucie isn't always guaranteed, as this procedure may not be possible depending on the placement of the breast implants. With his extensive experience, Dr. Vinyard carefully assesses each case to determine the best approach for achieving optimal results while prioritizing patient safety and well-being.

Breast Implant Exchange

As the most straightforward of breast implant removal techniques, breast implant exchange simply involves replacing one implant with another. This may be done for various reasons, including using a different type, texture, or size of an implant. Additionally, some patients simply need to have their implants exchanged after many years of use.


Also known as a breast lift, mastopexies are often combined with breast implant removal surgeries to correct sagging breasts. Some patients may also find it necessary to receive a breast lift to deal with any weakened breast tissue or skin. This process involves excising loose skin from the breasts in order to give them a lighter, perkier appearance.

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What to Expect

Regardless of the surgical technique chosen, your breast implant removal will be performed in the hospital so that a post-op nursing team can monitor your recovery. Each patient's recovery varies slightly, depending upon their medical history, current medical treatment, and approach to breast implant removal. On average, you can return to most of your regular activities in about two weeks, like sedentary work and very light tasks around the house. Due to the unique nature of each patient's recovery, Dr. Vinyard and our staff will walk you through what to expect at each visit following the explant surgery.

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Why Choose the Makeover Master?

Dr. William Vinyard, affectionately known as the "Makeover Master," is a distinguished board-certified plastic surgeon who goes beyond the boundaries of traditional surgical practice. With over 12 years of experience, he is a true artisan of transformation, seamlessly blending surgical precision with artistic finesse. Dr. Vinyard's unique approach to patient care involves serenading patients with their favorite country songs before procedures, creating a soothing and comforting atmosphere. His compassionate demeanor and empathetic understanding make him a trusted confidant for patients seeking cosmetic enhancements.

Dr. Vinyard's exceptional skill set extends to his ability to combine multiple procedures, offering comprehensive and harmonious transformations that align with each patient's vision. As the "Makeover Master," he takes a holistic approach to beauty, recognizing that it's not just about the physical changes but also about fostering a renewed sense of self-confidence and empowerment. With an unwavering commitment to safety, innovative techniques, and a patient-centric philosophy, Dr. Vinyard crafts results that transcend expectations and create lasting, life-enhancing changes for those who entrust him with their cosmetic journey.

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How much does breast implant removal cost?

Does insurance cover breast implant removal?

Which technique should I choose for breast implant removal?

How much does breast implant removal cost?

Dr. Vinyard will listen to your needs and goals at your consultation before crafting your custom breast implant removal plan. Once this is done, he can talk to you about cost estimates, payment methods, and low-interest financing.

Does insurance cover breast implant removal?

Due to its cosmetic nature, breast implant removal is not typically covered by insurance. However, we can work with patients to find financing options and payment plans that fit within their budget.

Which technique should I choose for breast implant removal?

There is no single technique that is right for everyone. The best one for you will depend on your needs, goals, and body. If you are more comfortable with a particular technique, please bring it up in your appointment with Dr. Vinyard. During your consultation, Dr. Vinyard can go over your options so you understand the benefits and challenges of both before you decide on your treatment plan. We are here to help. Dr. Vinyard will do his best to give you natural-looking results with compassionate care throughout this process.

Rethink Your Breasts

At Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, we believe our patients deserve extraordinary care with natural-looking results. If you are currently unhappy with the appearance or feel of your breast implants, we invite you to call our office in Port Saint Lucie, FL, to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vinyard. We serve patients from Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, and beyond. As a highly trained plastic surgeon, he can distinguish which breast implant removal technique will be best to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Our compassionate team is ready to help you achieve your dream transformation.

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Plan your procedure

  • Recovery time: 1-4 weeks
  • Average procedure time: Varies
  • Post-op follow-up: 1-3 days
  • Procedure recovery location: Inpatient/outpatient
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The VIPS Difference

  • International Recognition: Artistry, Compassion and Skills
  • Revolutionary Approach: Customized Makeovers
  • Excellence Multiplied: A Team of Aesthetic Experts Mentored by The Makeover Master
  • Signature Medspa: Exceptional Treatments & Elite Products
  • Quad A Distinction: Luxury Private Surgery Center
  • Coveted VIPS Experience: Quality, Comfort & Real Connections
  • Expect the Exceptional: Consistently Redefining ‘Exceeding Expectations’
  • Beyond a Single Procedure: Crafting Lifelong Aesthetic Relationships
  • Exclusive Access: Why Our Unique Process Requires Patient Selection

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