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 Joseph Cruise, MD

 Dr. Cruise is a fully trained, Board Certified, Plastic Surgeon who has performed plastic surgery for over 15 years. He has dedicated his life to the art of cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is his passion and this becomes obvious when you consult with him. He fully understands the needs of his patients because he understands how powerful quality plastic surgery can be in enhancing one's life.

Born Feb 3, 1965, Dr. Cruise grew up in the midwest city of St. Clair Shores, MI. From the time he graduated Valedictorian from Lakeview High School, he set his mind to becoming a Plastic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wayne State University in Michigan and then graduated in the upper class of his medical school also at Wayne State University. He then began his extensive training in General Surgery, Hand Surgery, Microvascular Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery.Cosmetic surgery is his primary focus but he also has dedicated considerable time as a burn surgeon at the Grossman Burn Center at Western Medical Hospital reconstructing disfigured burn victims. Restoring human form to faces devastated by burns has given him experience that could not be obtained elsewhere as well as an appreciation for all the subtleties that make a human face and body what they are.

Within his practice, Dr. Cruise oversees a highly trained team of professionals that are dedicated to making your plastic surgery experience enjoyable." Every patient of mine is an autograph of my work. It is imperative to me to make sure this signature represents the very best that plastic surgery has to offer. "
Dr. Cruise utilizes the very latest in plastic surgery techniques and equipment. Depending on the procedure, computer imaging is often used to help show the patients what they can expect as a result of their surgery.The use of computer imaging is very helpful to demonstrate what is and what is not possible. This is especially true in rhinoplasty. The most important thing is, to be honest. This may mean telling a patient that what they want is simply not possible. Patient trust is paramount.

Featured Specialist for Breast Implant Removal in Newport Beach, CA

Joseph Cruise, MD

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2081 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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