Breast Implant Removal and Replacement

There are many reasons why women may consider breast implant removal or replacement surgery. Some women simply tire of their implants and wish to return to their natural breast size while others experience device failure, capsular contracture, asymmetry, or dissatisfaction with size or position and require replacement. For most patients, breast implant removal or replacement surgery is a minimally invasive procedure with limited downtime and little discomfort.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, you will meet with one of our board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals and expectations. Your surgeon will provide you with a detailed explanation of the procedure, answer your questions, and determine a surgical plan of care based on your expected outcome. After performing an exam and reviewing pertinent health history, your surgeon may order lab work, a mammogram, and other pre-operative tests as deemed necessary. Lastly, you will meet with a surgery coordinator to discuss fees, surgery scheduling options, and make a pre-operative appointment to meet with the nurse for final preparation prior to surgery.


Your procedure will be performed in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite with a qualified anesthesia provider. Operative time in most cases is approximately 1-2 hours. Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are discharged home the same day.


Your nurse will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions at your pre-operative visit and will review them again prior to your discharge home. Recovery time is about 3-5 days, and most patients take pain medication for a few days. Patients can typically return to work within 3-5 days, but heavy lifting, pushing or pulling should be avoided for the first 8-12 weeks following your surgery.

Your Breast Implant Removal and Replacement procedure will be performed in Bourgeois Freel Plastic Surgery‘s surgery center located in Baton Rouge, LA.


“I usually don’t write reviews, although my experience with Dr. Freel and his nurses is worthy of sharing. If you find yourself in need of a plastic surgeon do yourself a favor and go there for a consultation you will not be disappointed.”

P. Rose