What is Breast Implant Removal?
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgical procedures in the United States. While many women have wonderful results and love the outcome, some wish to have their breast implants removed for one reason or another. Whatever the reason a woman chooses to have her breast implants removed, it's important to have a skilled and educated plastic surgeon when considering breast implant removal. Plastic surgeon Dr. Samuel Salcedo is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who uses state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to give his patients reliable and beautiful results. Call The Plastics Doc in Corona or Beverly Hills, CA for more information on breast implant removal.
What Are The Benefits Of Breast Implant Removal?
Breast implant removal surgery performed by Dr. Salcedo can help you achieve a new look and level of comfort with a number of great benefits, including:
- Achieving the look you want
- Reducing pain caused by capsular contracture
- Relieving neck and back pain
- Removing scar tissue
- Addressing implant rupture
- Enhancing movement and physical activity
- Easing fears of implant rupture and associated health risks
- Making mammograms clearer and more accurate
- No more replacing implants every 10 – 15 years
- Recovery time is relatively short
"Hands down best surgeon ever! Dr. Salcedo and his team went above and beyond and provide THE BEST customer service. Every time I come in they make me feel important and addressed any concerns I had. I had issues with my previous breast augmentations in the past where they consistently would end up in painful capsule contractions. Dr. Salcedo was sure to be careful and precise considering my history of numerous capsule contractions. I am proud to say I am 8 weeks postop and everything healed perfectly. I can tell Dr. Salcedo is a perfectionist with his art, and truly listens and wants his patients to be fully satisfied with their results. Maribel provided me amazing and relaxing lymphatic massages with red light therapy to help me have a smooth recovery and to heal flawlessly. Marcella the patient coordinator went above and beyond with finalizing my decision and after surgery she checked in on me and gave me a beautiful gift. The ladies in the front are always sweet and genuine and always happily greet me when I walk in. At the Plastics Doc I felt special from start to finish. I was more than just a number to them. They really took care of me and still continue to provide the best services. I will definitely Dr. Salcedo and his team to everyone I know!"- L.H. / Google / Oct 12, 2022
"I went in with a "botched" lip from fillers that I got a year ago at a different facility. Dr. Salcedo looked at my lip and immediately saw the issue. He not only fixed the issue but gave my lips the volume and shape I always wanted. My lips look amazing! Marcella is awesome and super sweet(: Already recommended him to everyone I know. Thank you to Dr. Salcedo and his team for making me feel comfortable and making my lips look great!"- L.T. / Google / Aug 25, 2022
"My overall experience was great :) Dr Salcedo is really an artist and a genuine person with true passion for his profession. Marcella is extremely caring, kind so professional and made herself available at all times I needed her. The office is beautiful and the staff incredibly polite. The lymphatic massage with Maribel is on point, she's very experienced and goes the extra mile to make you feel great after each session.My procedure exceeded my expectations I felt my results are worth every penny spent. This doctor is not about money he just loves what he does , he's very ethical and almost a perfectionist.I have highly recommended his office to friends and family ."- A.A. / Google / Aug 01, 2022
"Dr. Salcedo made me cry 😢 at my consultation! I was overwhelmed and had alot of anxiety leading up to my extended tummy tuck. Dr. Salcedo was honest and upfront with the details of possible expected results and I had a difficult time processing all the information. I was worried that my expectations were not in alignment with his. I cried😢 and I am sure it caught Dr. Salcedo off guard. It was a tenuous meeting for sure! However, I still went through with the procedure and Dr. Salcedo went waaaaayyyyy beyond my expectations!!! 🙌🙌🙌 After seven children, my abdomen was tired and flabby. Dr. Salcedo gave me the body of a much younger me!!!! I am beyond happy with my results , it has given me back the confidence I had lost. I am so grateful Dr. Salcedo took the time and patience to understand my anxiety and helped bring me through the process and proceedure to an incredible new sense of self. Dr. Salcedo not only possesses an incredible surgical skill set but also an incredible bedside manner. That is the apex of clinical excellence ❤️"- A.C. / Google / Jul 16, 2022
"Dr. Salcedo made me cry 😢 at my consultation! I was overwhelmed and had alot of anxiety leading up to my extended tummy tuck. Dr. Salcedo was honest and upfront with the details of possible expected results and I had a difficult time processing all the information. I was worried that my expectations were not in alignment with his. I cried😢 and I am sure it caught Dr. Salcedo off guard. It was a tenuous meeting for sure! However, I still went through with the procedure and Dr. Salcedo went waaaaayyyyy beyond my expectations!!! 🙌🙌🙌 After seven children, my abdomen was tired and flabby. Dr. Salcedo gave me the body of a much younger me!!!! I am beyond happy with my results , it has given me back the confidence I had lost. I am so grateful Dr. Salcedo took the time and patience to understand my anxiety and helped bring me through the process and proceedure to an incredible new sense of self. Dr. Salcedo not only possesses an incredible surgical skill set but also an incredible bedside manner. That is the apex of clinical excellence ❤️"- A.C. / BBB / Jul 16, 2022
Can I Have My Breast Implants Removed?
There are many reasons why a woman may choose to have breast implants removed. In some cases, she may opt for a smaller or larger size, a different shape, or wish to remove them altogether. If she has had her implants for many years, she may want to have them replaced. There are other reasons as well, like implant rippling, implant malfunction, and capsular contracture, which is a thickening of scar tissue that can result in discomfort or appearance issues. Whether interested in a different result, a complication, or a change of heart altogether, it's important to discuss all of your concerns, goals, and desired look with plastic surgeon Dr. Samuel Salcedo at The Plastics Doc so he can help you meet your goals.
How Does Implant Removal Work?
Your procedure may vary on your reason for breast implant removal and your desired results. However, most commonly, Dr. Salcedo will perform an en bloc. During an en bloc, you will be under general anesthesia while an incision is made just long enough to remove your breast implant as a whole. The scar tissue surrounding the implant, as well as the capsule from the chest wall, will also be removed. From there, Dr. Salcedo can insert implants in a different size or shape, or close the incision if you wish to just remove the implants altogether. A surgical drain will be put in place to help with swelling. En block capsulectomy is something more and more skilled plastic surgeons are turning to, as it preserves the overall health of the remaining breast tissue, minimizing any complications and promoting your health and well-being.
What Can I Expect After My Breast Implant Removal?
Breast implant removal using the en bloc procedure is a same-day outpatient procedure performed at our Corona, CA office. You can expect to be sent home within a few short hours following your procedure after Dr. Salcedo has assessed your treated areas and given you important at-home care, effective pain control, and follow-up instructions. The recovery period is a little different for everyone, but you can expect to begin seeing results within about three weeks. You will likely experience a feeling of tightness in your breasts during this period, but that is normal. Your full results will be seen about 4 – 6 months following your breast implant removal.
Breast Implant Removal FAQs
Who is an ideal candidate for breast implant removal?
If you want to have your breast implants removed, you are a candidate for breast implant removal. This includes women who experience complications with their implants, or if the implants are the wrong shape or size. Regardless of your reason for breast surgery, Dr. Samuel Salcedo is an artful plastic surgeon who can help you achieve the look you want.
How do I know which surgical technique is right for me?
The method used for breast implant removal is chosen during a one-on-one consultation at our clinic. Ultimately, the technique chosen depends on whether you want to have new implants inserted. Dr. Salcedo will discuss each option in full so that you can make an informed decision moving forward.
Can I combine my breast implant removal with other cosmetic surgeries?
It's not uncommon for Dr. Salcedo to combine multiple surgeries depending on your needs. However, we will likely delay any breast procedures to minimize your risk of complications like nipple/areola necrosis or nipple loss. Aside from that, though, we can combine body procedures unrelated to your breasts. Dr. Salcedo will develop a custom treatment plan to provide the best results.
Is breast implant removal safe?
Yes, breast implant removal is considered a safe procedure when performed by an experienced surgeon. However, there are always risks associated with any cosmetic procedure. Dr. Salcedo will thoroughly review these risks during an assessment so you can make an informed decision about your health. Our team is proud to employ advanced safety protocols to help ensure the safety of our patients.
Will I have scars after breast implant removal?
Most patients will have scars after breast implant removal. The location and size of the scars will depend on the surgical technique used. Dr. Salcedo will take great care to place the incisions in locations that are hidden — so any scars are as inconspicuous as possible. We also use special techniques to minimize the appearance of scars. If you're concerned about scarring, please let Dr. Salcedo know so he can address your concerns.
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Remove and Revise Your Look
Whether you had breast augmentation at The Plastics Doc or not, Dr. Samuel Salcedo can help you with removal and revision in the event you have a change of heart, are not satisfied with the look or feel of your implants, or you've experienced an implant complication. As a highly skilled plastic surgeon in California, Dr. Salcedo can help you address your goals and desires and use cutting-edge procedures and technologies to help you get the look you desire. Call our Corona or Beverly Hills, CA office for more information on breast implant removal, as well as cost, procedure technique, recovery, and more.