Breast Implant Removal in Newport Beach, California (CA)

You may want to have your breast implants removed for health or personal reasons. Implant removal surgery, also known as explant surgery, is usually quick with a mild recovery. Breast lift surgery is commonly done with implant removal to help uplift and restore the appearance of your natural breasts.

Reasons to have your breast implants removed

There are many potential reasons that you may unhappy with your breast implants and choose to have them removed. Reasons can include:        
  • Emotional stress or anxiety from having breast implants          
  • Unhappiness with the size and appearance of your breasts          
  • Medical complications such as capsular contracture, implant rupture, or pain in your neck, shoulders, and back          
  • Dissatisfaction with implant maintenance and upkeep          
  • Inability to exercise or play sports due to the size and weight of your implants

How breast implant removal is performed

Breast implant removal surgery is done under local or general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make incisions in your breasts, usually over your original scars, and pull out your implants. Your implants are surrounded by capsules of natural fibrous scar tissue, and your surgeon may also remove these capsules if they are overly thick or calcified. Your incisions are then closed, usually with dissolvable stitches.

You may choose to also have breast lift surgery at the time of your implant removal to rejuvenate the appearance of your natural breasts. Your surgeon will make incisions around your areolas, remove excess breast skin, and may also raise the position of your nipples and areolas. The size and placement of the incisions can vary depending on how much tissue is removed.

Recovery

Most women can return to their normal activities after two to three days. If you also have a breast lift, then you may need to rest for around a week and avoid strenuous activity for about one month. You will have some pain, swelling, and discomfort, but this should subside after a few days.

Costs

The costs of breast implant removal depend on your location, surgeon, and the extent of your surgery. Anesthesia fees, surgery fees, and whether or not you have a breast lift affect costs as well. You can speak with your surgeon and health insurance provider for detailed cost information. 


About Jon M. Grazer, MD, MPH, FACS

Jon M. Grazer, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., is a second-generation, Board Certified Newport Beach plastic surgeon and a fourth-generation California physician. He specializes in aesthetic body contouring and reconstructive surgery. In addition to being a highly-skilled surgeon, Dr. Grazer is an expert in skin health. This expertise comes from his quest to provide his patients with optimal aesthetic results. His patients include models and international celebrities who demand the best under the scrutinizing public eye. Dr. Grazer has a multitude of loyal and satisfied patients who rely on his skills to provide a natural look.

Dr. Grazer maintains a special interest in body contouring. His father, Dr. Frederick M. Grazer, set the stage in plastic surgery by popularizing the tummy tuck and providing much of the modern literature on the subject, in addition to introducing liposuction to the United States in 1982. Dr. Grazer honed his scientific interests while at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he received his Master of Public Health degree, as well as a Master of Science in Anatomy. While working on his public health degree, Dr. Grazer had the opportunity to publish a first-name paper with Dr. Louis Ignarro, a Nobel Prize winner in Medicine.

Dr. Grazer is a past president of the Orange County Plastic Surgery Society and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. A believer in giving back, Dr. Grazer enjoys traveling to medically underserved destinations to perform surgery on children who may not otherwise have access to treatment.

Dr. Grazer has been featured on the Discovery Channel for his expertise in corrective plastic surgery. Additional television appearances include MTV, Fox News, Fox Coast to Coast, and NBC News. He has been showcased in the print media, including: Düsseldorf Times, Fitness Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and Ellé. Dr. Grazer’s publications also include a chapter of techniques on liposuction in Plastic Surgery, Indications, Operations, and Outcomes, a multi-volume international plastic surgery textbook. Dr Grazer has also authored an interactive CD on abdominoplasty, which educates patients on procedures prior to surgery. Dr. Grazer is featured as a top doctor on Realself.com for dermal fillers and dysport.

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