Breast Implant Removal

For those who wish to remove their breast implants from a previous breast augmentation or reconstruction procedure can get implant removal surgery. Whether this be for cosmetic reasons or medical. Dr. Partington at Partington Plastic Surgery is an experienced explant surgeon who has helped many patients feel great about themselves. He understands that some people feel more confident without breast implants. Other reasons that people need explant surgery is because scar tissue that forms around the implant can cause pain and discomfort. This is called a capsular contracture. About 30% of breast augmentation patients experience this at some point. Dr. Partington will talk with you about the reasons for wanting the explant surgery.

How Does Explant Surgery Work?


The explant surgery is a pretty straight forward procedure. This can be done under general anesthesia with Dr. Partington. This is an outpatient procedure, so patients can return home the same day. During the surgery, Dr. Partington will remove the implant as well as any scar tissue that has formed around the implants. This is called a capsulectomy. It is the surgical removal of scar tissue or capsule around the breast implant. This is an important reason to seek out an experienced explant surgeon like Dr. Partington. Experienced, skilled surgeons will be able to remove all of the scar tissue that has formed. Dr. Partington is one of three surgeons in Washington who can perform this procedure.

Who is a Good Candidate for Explant Surgery?


Women who have undergone previous breast augmentation or reconstruction procedures can get implant removal surgery. Most often, patients get this surgery because they’ve had a change of heart when it comes to their implant size, shape, and look. Other times, women start to feel pain and discomfort because of scar tissue that is forming around the implant. Talk to Dr. Partington about the implant removal procedure and capsulectomy if you have scar tissue.

Schedule a Consultation


If you wish to remove your breast implants and scar tissue, then talk to Dr. Partington about breast implant removal and capsulectomy. To schedule a consultation, call Partington Plastic Surgery today. Upon leaving your consultation we hope that you feel confident, knowledgeable, and excited about your upcoming surgery.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at

Dr. Marshal T. Partington MD, F.A.C.S. is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in the Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland areas. Dr. Partington is known for his cutting edge surgical techniques to deliver natural-looking results to his patients. Dr. Partington views each person and their story as a new journey with a very specific and unique objective. The happiness and gratitude of our patients is his greatest reward of all.