Beverly Hills plastic surgeon describes the breast implant removal procedure
Do you need to have a breast implant removed? Dr. Dennis Dass of Beverly Hills, CA is a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands a woman’s desire to have a breast implant removed. The removal process of breast implants is rather simple. Women considering this procedure are invited to contact our practice for a consultation visit and decide if it is the procedure appropriate for their needs.
Why might I have a breast implant removed?
There are several reasons women in the Beverly Hills, CA area might consider having breast implants removed. Below are just a few of the considerations women make when thinking about a procedure such as this:
- Receiving a recent breast cancer diagnosis
- Recent long-term lifestyle changes
- Complications from breast implants such as capsular contraction or infection
- A build-up of calcium in the breast
- Infection and/or bleeding
- Development of dead tissues (necrosis) around the implant
- Breast implant problems including rupture, folding, or deflation
- Dissatisfaction with the shape or size of their breasts following surgery
- Poor positioning of the breast implant due to weight changes or pregnancy
- Leakage of silicone from silicone breast implants
- Tension bands, asymmetry, or displacement
What happens during breast implant removal?
Breast implant removal is done in a few hours under general anesthesia. Incisions are typically made in the same way the implants were placed to reduce excess scarring. Patients who are having their breast implants removed due to capsular contracture will undergo the removal of the hardened capsules to help in speeding the healing process after surgery. Saline implants may be deflated without surgery, and this is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the needs of the patient. Additionally, some women may choose to have a breast lift performed simultaneously, as breast implant removal can result in sagging or stretched skin. In other situations, patients may prefer to have their breast implants replaced, and this is done at the same time as the breast implant removal.
What can I expect from recovery following breast implant removal?
The recovery period for most patients varies based on a variety of factors, but in most cases, patients will need to take approximately one week off work and other activities to minimize any discomfort and allow proper healing time. Women who had the procedure done due to capsular contracture may require a longer recovery time. Patients are advised to attend a post-operative appointment with Dr. Dennis Dass before being approved to participate in certain activities such as exercise, sports, and heavy lifting. In fact, most patients should avoid lifting anything heavy for approximately six weeks after their procedure to ensure proper healing and reduce the risk of complications.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dennis Dass to determine if breast implant removal is right for you
Dr. Dennis Dass is a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Beverly Hills, CA area who is here to help women in finding the right plastic surgery for their desires. If you are considering the removal of breast implants, regardless of the reason, he can help. Call (855) 496-4646 to request an appointment at 8929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #420.Back to Blog Page
About Dennis Dass, MD, PharmDDennis Dass, MD is a top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, focusing on boosting the confidence of his Los Angeles, California patients with natural and beautiful results. He provides a range of surgical procedures for the body, laser skincare, and non-surgical procedures. As a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he performs hundreds of cosmetic procedures every year.
Dr. Dass earned his Medical Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM and his Doctor of Pharmacy qualification from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He underwent a six-year Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, and Los Angeles County Medical Society.
Dr. Dass has received numerous accolades including Top Plastic Surgeon designation from many reputed organizations. Connect with Dr. Dennis Dass on Linkedin.