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Breast Implant Removal by Beverly Hills Breast implant specialist


Why remove breast implants?

After having had breast augmentation there are many reasons why a woman might decide to have her breast implants removed in Beverly Hills. These include:

  1. Wanting to go natural and not to worry about having to monitor their breast implants with mammogram.

  2. Not to constantly worry about if their silicone breast implants have ruptured, but they don't know about it. Removal of silicone breast implants eliminates the need to have yearly silicone breast implant surveillance with MRI scans.

  3. Woman with very glandular or lumpy breasts often have a hard time with breast cancer self examination. Having breasts implants might make it more difficult for these women to examine their breasts for breast lumps or possible breast cancer.breast implants

  4. Women who have had old silicone implants are at a much higher risk for silicone breast implant rupture. Therefore, they might elect to have their old silicone breast implants removed.

  5. Women with very thin breast skin can often feel their implants, or even see breast implant ripples. This bothers some women who then decide to have their breast implants removed or replaced.

  6. Breasts often enlarge with weight gain. Women who have experienced significant breast enlargement with weight gain decide to have their breast implants removed in order to make the size of their breasts more manageable.

  7. Replacement of breast implantswith a bigger or smaller size as well as different profiles and material is the most common reason why women decide to have their original breast implant removed.

  8. Breast implant hardening (capsular contraction) can be very painful. Capsulectomy or removal of hardened breast capsule along with replacement of breast implants is the treatment of choice. Unfortunately, there are women who develop recurrent breast implant hardening and finally decide just to have their breast implants removed.

Breast implant removal technique and recovery

Breast implant removal Removal of breast implants that have not ruptured or have not formed hardened capsules is rather simple. Under sedation or general anesthesia the old incision scar is removed, breast implants localized, and then removed. After washing the breast implant pocket some plastic surgeons induce internal scarring in order to collapse the capsule, and then close the surgical incision. Recovery after breast implant removal can be as short as one day and as long as one week if it is combined with capsulectomy or breast reconstruction.  Capsulectomy process can very difficult and challenging, when the plastic surgeon meticulously removes most or parts of the hardened breast capsule and reconstructs the remaining pocket.

Why NOT to remove breast implants:

Once a breast implant has been in place for more than one to two months the breast skin has stretched significantly and the body has formed a capsule around the implants. Removal of breast implants, especially large ones, can lead to breast sagging and possibly deformity. In these circumstances it is often necessary to also perform a breast lift surgery and place additional scars on the breast!

The decision to undergo breast implant removal, exchange, or revision in Beverly Hills is a very complex one. There are many important factors to be considered depending on your breast size, shape, and your overall figure. Dr. Younai is Board Certified Plastic Surgeonwith many years of experience and expertise in the field of breast enhancement surgery. Dr. Sean Younai receives patients at the California Center for Plastic Surgeryfrom the Northern as well as the Southern California region for procedures such as breast augmentation revision, capsulectomy, breast implant removal or exchange, breast lift, breast reconstruction, and correction of complex breast deformities. He receives patients from many surrounding cities include Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Pasadena, Glendale, Valencia, Palmdale, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Oxnard.

During your consultation Dr. Younai will try to answer all your questions and will review your treatment options for breast augmentation revision, including pros and cons of each techniques, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre and post operative instructions, and esthetic outcomes. You will also have an opportunity to "try on" different types of saline or silicone breast implants. There are also many before-and-after pictures and high resolution images of breast augmentation and breast implant exchange available in our photo gallery.

Dr. S. Sean Younai
is a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, who practices in Encino, Los Angeles, Southern California.

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