Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105
Phone: (239) 262-5662
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Breast Implant Removal

Few women considering breast augmentation think about removing their breast implants at some point in the future. At our Naples-Fort Myers practice, however, Dr. Kent V. Hasen sees patients who either want or need to have their implants removed. It’s important that an experienced, highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon performs this procedure—called explant surgery—because it can be more complicated than primary breast augmentation.

Reasons for Breast Implant Removal

Nearly 50,000 women underwent surgery in 2018 to have their breast implants removed for various reasons. Some patients decide several years after getting breast augmentation that their implants are too large or heavy, or that having breast implants no longer fits their lifestyle. The primary reasons for explant surgery include:

  • Complications such as capsular contracture
  • Desire to change appearance
  • Asymmetry or visible implant rippling
  • Implant rupture or leak

In some cases, women believe breast implants are the cause of physical symptoms ranging from fatigue, joint pain, food intolerance, hair loss, and other autoimmune diseases. This collection of physical ailments are often referred to generically as breast implant illness, a condition that at this point isn’t supported by medical research. Despite the lack of proof connecting the implants to the symptoms, some women decide to have explant surgery for the peace of mind it can bring.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Breast Implant Removal Case 361 Before & After View #1 | Naples, FL | Kent V. Hasen, M.D.
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Breast Implant Removal and Lift for Patient who had pain and wanted to be smaller and perkier

This 42 year old Naples woman had 2 prior breast implant surgeries with the last being 10 years ago with silicone implants and circumareolar breast lift.  She felt that her breasts were too large and starting to droop.  Initially she consulted with Dr. Kent V. Hasen, a board certified plastic surgeon in Naples, Florida thinking she wanted... Read More
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Breast Implant Removal and Lift for Patient who wants to be smaller and perkier

32 year old female with 10 year old 500 cc saline implants who feels they look too big and causing back pain.  She found Dr. Kent V. Hasen of Naples, Florida while searching on line for a breast implant removal surgeon with a lot of experience.  The implants were completely removed with removal of the breast implant capsule (total... Read More
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Breast Implant Removal for Patient Unhappy with size

This 20 year old had 500 cc HP silicone implants placed elsewhere 2 years before.  She was unhappy with how big the implants were and wished to return to her pre breast implant size.  She sought Dr. Kent Hasen of Naples, Florida because he had a good reputation in Southwest Florida as a top breast surgeon.  She is much happier with... Read More
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Breast Implant Removal and Lift for Patient who did not like her scars and size of her breasts

This young woman did not like the appearance of her breasts and breast scars after undergoing a second breast augmentation and breast lift surgery with another Naples Plastic Surgeon a few years before.  She felt that they were not even and looked too large and droopy despite having a breast lift.  The patient returned to Dr. Kent... Read More
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Breast Implant Removal and Lift for Patient who wants to be smaller with breasts lifted

This 44 year old female had 300 cc submuscular saline implants placed 11 years before for deflation of the breasts after childbirth.  At this time, she is unhappy with the large size of her breasts and sagging.  Dr. Kent Hasen performed a capsulectomy and removal of the intact saline implant, reattached the pectoralis muscle to the chest... Read More
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Breast Implant Removal and Lift for Patient who wants to be smaller and perkier

Breast Implant Removal Case 341 Before & After View #1 | Naples, FL | Kent V. Hasen, M.D.
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Breast Implant Removal for Patient Feeling symptoms of Breast Implant Illness

51 year old female who had saline implants place 15 years ago.  She sought Dr. Hasen of Naples, Florida for implant removal and total capsulectomy with en bloc removal of the implant and capsule.  The patient was suffering from mental fog for 3 years with negative neurological and autoimmune workups.  She then began to suspect the... Read More
Breast Implant Removal Case 343 Before & After View #1 | Naples, FL | Kent V. Hasen, M.D.
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Breast Implant Removal for Patient Unhappy with the large size of the saline implants

This 41 year old woman from Naples, Florida was concerned with the appearance of her breasts after prior breast lift and breast augmentation.  She felt the implants were too big for her frame and wished to have them removed.  She was a Botox and filler patient of Dr. Hasen's for several years and knew he also specializes in cosmetic... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

We Support Your Decision

Dr. Hasen collaborates with patients to help them choose the treatment path that meets their goals. Ultimately, the decision to remove implants is the patient’s and our entire team supports that choice. This includes women who have textured breast implants who may want them removed based on research showing that a rare cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is related to biofilm as well as textured implants. The number of women with the specific implants linked to breast implant-associated ALCL (BIA-ALCL) is extremely low, but some patients with textured implants are choosing the remove them even if they’re not the exact model identified by the FDA.

Capsular contracture has also been linked by multiple studies to biofilm that coats breast implants. Capsular contracture is the most common complication associated with breast augmentation and occurs when the capsule of scar tissue that naturally forms squeezes the implant. In moderate to severe cases, it can cause discomfort, distort the breast’s appearance, and make it feel hard and unnatural.

For patients with capsular contracture who choose to replace their implants, Dr. Hasen offers breast revision surgery and a nonsurgical procedure.

Click here to see examples of implant removal and en bloc resection with capsulectomy.

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Extra Safety Precautions

Dr. Hasen goes to great lengths during the breast augmentation procedure to minimize the risks of post-op complications. That includes extra steps designed to prevent infections caused by bacteria that normally live on the skin or in the breast. To limit the chances of bacteria contaminating the area around the implant during breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Hasen:

  • Bathes the implants and the implant pocket with a diluted betadine solution which has been shown to decrease capsular contracture and eradicate bacteria in the pocket.
  • Inserts the implants using the revolutionary Keller Funnel® (sometimes called “touch-free” breast augmentation), which can possibly reduce the risk of capsular contracture.
  • Covers the nipple-areola complex with an anti-microbial dressing to help prevent contamination.

Dr. Hasen performs all breast augmentation procedures in our state-of-the-art surgical center, which opened in 2016, to ensure a completely sterile environment.

Our Surgery Center

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We'll admit it: We love our surgical center as much as our patients do. The 7,600-square-foot facility, opened in 2016, reflects the blend of aesthetics, technology, and attention to detail at the heart of Dr. Hasen's world-class plastic surgery practice.

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“Dr. Hasen and his staff are amazing! I am almost 4 months out from surgery and I am thrilled with my results!…When it comes to plastic surgery I’d rather pay for the best and have great results than go with someone cheaper and risk not so great results and as far as I’m concerned Dr. Hasen was the best choice!”

Implant Removal Techniques

Dr. Hasen tailors each implant removal procedure to the specific needs of the patient. The most straightforward explant surgery involves using the scars from the original augmentation procedure to make new incisions. A few patients have implants inserted using incisions in the underarm area and new incisions are necessary in these cases.

Some women who have saline implants can have them removed under local anesthesia if Dr. Hasen doesn’t remove the capsule along with the implant. Typically, however, explant surgery is combined with a breast lift to give the breasts a more attractive shape. Implants stretch the breast skin and breasts will look significantly different once the implants are removed.

You can have the implants removed, the implants and part of the capsule removed, or the implants and all the capsule removed—a procedure called “en bloc resection.” Dr. Hasen prefers the en bloc technique for capsulectomy procedures, removing the fibrous capsule surrounding the implant and the implant itself as one. Because the capsule can sometimes be firmly attached to the ribs and chest wall, it may be necessary to remove it in multiple pieces and then thoroughly irrigate the pocket with an antibiotic solution.

If there is a diagnosis of BIA-ALCL, an en bloc capsulectomy is the only option.

Cost of Breast Implant Removal

The cost of breast implant removal surgery varies from patient to patient, depending on each situation. In South Florida, the average cost of the procedure according to RealSelf is between $7,000 and $8,000. Keep in mind that is an average and each procedure is different. For example, an en bloc capsulectomy will cost more than only removing the implants. We offer financing options and your health insurance may pay some or all of the cost if a primary care physician determines removing the implants is a medically necessary procedure.

Take the First Step

Getting breast implants removed is a significant decision. To learn more about your options, request a consultation with Dr. Hasen using the online form, or call (239) 262-5662 to schedule an appointment. Women considering cosmetic breast surgery travel from throughout southern Florida, including North Naples, Bonita Springs, and Punta Gorda, to have Dr. Hasen perform their procedures.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Kent. V Hasen, MD, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Google
5.0/5
Oct 5, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Dr. Hasen is an exceedingly talented surgeon. I had a breast revision done in July 2021, where I had my round saline implants replaced with larger Ideal implants. I had an amazing experience from the start and got amazing results. Dr. Hasen is very down to earth and listened to my concerns and questions. He also has a very professional and friendly staff. I’ve also had Botox and facials done at his facility. It’s always an enjoyable experience when I visit his Med-Spa. I highly recommend Dr. Hasen.
Vitals
5.0/5
Oct 5, 2021
Vitals Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
I had a breast revision done with Dr. Hasen, replacing round implants for larger Ideal Implants. I had a great experience and amazing results. Dr. Hasen is extremely talented but he is also easy to talk to. He has an amazing staff and his facility is beautiful. I’ve also had Botox and facials done at his Medical spa and it’s always a great experience. I highly recommend Dr. Hasen.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 20, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Dr. Hasen and staff are absolutely wonderful! I had a 360 Tummy Tuck, Lower Body Lift, Liposuction, and fat grafting ( BBL ) three months ago. The results are fantastic! After pregnancies, weight gain, and then losing 80 pounds this Mommy Makeover was definitely needed. Throughout the whole process they made me feel secure, comfortable, and cared about. Dr. Hasen is truly an artist. I’ve never felt more confident, beautiful, and thrilled with the way I look! Thank you Dr. Hasen, and staff!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
After many consultations, and months of researching, I decided it was time for a tummy tuck. Dr. Kent Hasen and his staff made my decision so easy. I spoke with 4 other local plastic surgeons, and I picked the best! I love how confident Dr. Hasen is. His entire staff is so kind, knowledgeable, and very communicative. I never felt like I asked too many questions or was a bother with a phone call. I chose Dr. Hasen based on other patients experiences, his talent as a surgeon, his confidence, his staff, and his surgery center. I was very important for me to go to a surgery center that was owned and operated by Dr. Hasen as I did not want to "share space" with others having surgery. His entire building is so clean and they went above and beyond to make sure I felt safe and healthy during this crazy time with Covid. I appreciated the pre- surgery phone calls from the patient coordinator and the nurse anesthetist. I had a fabulous experience and highly recommend Dr. Kent Hasen.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 13, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
I had an amazing experience here! I had a micro peel done, along with dermaplaning, to help clear up some acne scaring. My services were done by Nicole, who explained every step of my service which allowed me to be knowledge, which I loved. Definitely recommend coming here and seeing Nicole!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 12, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Nicole is the sweetest, kindest, most educated esthetician I've ever been to. She has improved my skin so much since I've been going to her. From her knowledge on products to her service recommendations, hands down, the BEST! She offers great customer service, does an excellent job and my skin has never looked better. I will always go to her for as long as she is an esthetician. 5 STARS
Google
5.0/5
Jul 28, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Dr. Hasen and staff are amazing! When entering the office you can tell there is a calm, peaceful and welcoming atmosphere. After pregnancy and breast feeding two babies I decided to have a breast augmentation. Dr. Hasen listened to my concerns and what I wanted to have done. After consulting with Dr. Hasen I knew there was no reason to consult other offices. I also have an internal defibrillator due to past heart issue so going under made me nervous but after talking with Wendy the anesthesiologist in detail I felt 100% comfortable. There was NO doubting at all. From front staff, clinical and surgical staff all did an amazing job in taking care of me. Dr. Hasen did exactly what I wanted and I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon to do the work!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 24, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Great doctor. Really listens to what you want and explains everything to you. Beautiful and comfortable facility. The private surgery suites are really nice and clean. Im really happy with my results!They go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and not just another number. Thanks Dr. Hasen and his wonderful team!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 23, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Dr. Hasen is the BEST Plastic Surgeon! 9 months ago I had a bilateral earlobe repair and couldn't be happier! I hated how I wasn't able to wear earrings anymore because my earring hole was so stretched out. Recently I was able to have my ears re-pierced. I had this procedure done under just local anesthetic and felt no pain what so ever. The staff was all very professional and sweet. I would highly recommend Dr.Hasen and his staff to anyone seeking any cosmetic needs!!!
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 3, 2021
RateMDs Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
I was very nervous going in for my consultation for a breast augmentation. However, from the moment I walked in the door I knew I had selected the right practice. The staff was caring and informative and Dr. Hasen was very personal. I booked my surger and I am so pleased with the results and post-op care!
Google
5.0/5
May 26, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Hands down the absolute best experience I could've hoped for! Highly recommended Dr. Hasen.
Google
5.0/5
May 25, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Dr. Hasen is amazing! As a person, he is so easy to talk to and really cares about his patients. He explains everything and has a way of making one feel so comfortable. As a surgeon, he is so talented and his attention to detail is remarkable. He is skilled and caring. He also surrounds himself with an educated, kind and compassionate staff. If you are considering plastic surgery, Dr. Hasen is the best!
Google
5.0/5
May 25, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
My experience with Dr. Hasen was nothing less than remarkable. He is an exceptional plastic surgeon. The results he achieved is phenomenal. My situation was a very challenging breast reconstruction. Hands down the best! Thank you Dr Hasen for caring.
Google
5.0/5
May 25, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Dr. Hasen and his staff are so great! The spa is amazing and has many solutions for all your needs. I love the educational and fun events to show you all about the services and equipment available to make you feel and look your best. Great experience every time I visit! Thank you Dr. Hasen and team!
Google
5.0/5
May 10, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
There is no other way to say this outside of Dr. Hasen just “gets it”. Whether you need to take a plane, train or automobile...run, walk or crawl, you need to see Dr. Hasen. I started my rhinoplasty research journey after a fall which resulted in the shattering of my nose. It was such a monumental decision and I could not find anyone that made me feel comfortable or confident in their ability. From the first consult with him I was immediately put at ease and KNEW he would be my surgeon. I made my rhinoplasty appointment that day . Dr. Hasen is nothing short of a magician of plastic surgery. Facility and attached surgical center is clean and the décor is beautiful. Very thorough pre and post op care. Never felt rushed or unsure of the processes. Not only professional, caring, down to earth, and skilled, the results are absolutely flawless. If you’re considering a procedure or surgery (of any kind) you owe it to yourself to schedule a consult with him. I can promise you, he will EXCEED your expectations. Not to mention his entire staff of nurses, anesthesiologists, and front and back office are sensational. Thank you Bethany, Marie , Denisha, Jen, and Wendy:) If there were 10 stars I’d give him 11. I would highly recommend this entire practice.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 30, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Had a breast augmentation done here, and I love the results! The procedure went by very smoothly and all the staff have been so friendly and helpful. Would definitely strongly recommend!!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 30, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Dr. Hasen is the best Plastic Surgeon in Naples! Their office staff is wonderful and so helpful!! I will definitely continue to use their office for future services.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 24, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
Dr. Hasen and his staff are amazing! I felt so comfortable and welcomed from my consultation all the way till the day of my surgery! Dr.Hasens assistant Marie was so patient and helpful. She made my experience so rewarding. All of the staff there is just perfect. The front desk receptionist are sweet and patient. Dr. Hasens group of nurses and surgical techs and anesthesiologist were amazing! I have to give credit to where it is due! The whole staff was such a rewarding and safe feeling. They answered all my questions from beginning to end. They got back to me always right away. My surgeon Dr. Kent V Hasen listened to everything I wanted done. I had a Brazilian Butt Lift with Liposuction to my lower abdomen. I am in love with my new body! He was not only incredible with my surgery. Dr.Hasen was patient and caring for all my needs. I recommend anyone interested in any work to not think twice but to think of Dr.Hasen. I am so grateful and in love with my results!! Thank you so much to you and your wonderful team and staff you have behind you. A blessing.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 12, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
I had the best experience with Dr. Hasen. Everyone was extremely professional and super nice. Dr. Hasen is a perfectionist and I am super happy I found him. He exceed my expectations in all areas, from the procedure itself ,to the recovery as well as the results. Everyone was amazing. Highly recommend Dr. Hasen ! He is the best.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 2, 2021
Google Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
I did my research... asked around for business/personal experiences, read articles and reviews and looked into social media accounts and forums. Reputation goes a long way, and Dr Hasen is highly regarded in the community of services that surround plastic surgery. I personally traveled from out of state to have him do my surgery. Dr Hasen and his staff were very professional and competent. Both he and his staff were available to me post surgery. Even well planned surgeries come with risks and if you are thinking surgery is your next step be open to recovery ups and downs. I felt Dr Hasen and his team responded efficiently and with empathy to all of my concerns and questions.
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