Breast Implant Removal

In certain situations, breast implant removal is desired and can be performed to remove the breast implant which will return you to a smaller breast size and shape. This procedure is performed in a Reno outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia.


Timothy A. Janiga, MD, FACS -- Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal FAQ’s


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What is Breast Implant Removal?

In certain situations, breast implant removal is desired and can be performed to remove the breast implant which will return you to a smaller breast size and shape.

How is the procedure performed?

Breast implant removals are performed at a Reno outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia. It generally involves accessing the current breast implant through the previously placed incision and removal of the implant. All steps are taken to avoid further scarring by using the initial incision, when possible.

In some cases a breast lift may also be necessary to restore the previous shape of the breast, depending on the implant size, length of time the implants were in place and condition of the implant and surrounding tissue.

How much time will the procedure take?

This procedure normally takes one hour in surgery, with another hour of recovery time before leaving the surgery center.

How much recovery time can I expect?

Swelling and minimal bruising in the area may last up to three weeks. Return to work can be expected within just a few days. Full results are expected within three weeks to three months.

What are the typical results?

Breast implant removal will return you to a smaller breast size and shape.

In your consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga, he will give you a realistic expectation of your personal outcome and can show you before and after photos of similar procedures he has performed in Reno as part of Janiga MDs.

Dr. Janiga is fully committed to your satisfaction and will answer any further questions you have about this or other procedures during your one-on-one confidential consultation.

Do you perform Breast Implant Removal in your Reno/Tahoe office?

Yes. We evaluate and treat patients who desire Breast Implant Removal. Initial consultation length varies, but is usually not more than 15-30 minutes. The actual procedure will take longer and will be discussed in detail when your procedure is scheduled.

For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga for your Breast Implant Removal in our Reno Plastic Surgery offices, please send us an email or call 775-398-4600.


Timothy A. Janiga, MD, FACS

With highly respected credentials, academic achievements and almost a decade of experience to his credit, Dr. Janiga looks amazing on paper. Incredibly, he is even more impressive in person. Emotionally invested in every patient, Dr. Janiga treats his patients like family instead of mere cases, and takes the success of each procedure personally.

He is drawn to the detailed nature of plastic surgery and the tremendous sense of accomplishment that comes from the immediate physical and psychological changes that take place for his patients.