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
"Let me start off by saying that Dr. Salcedo is a miracle worker and beyond amazing!!!I had been diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2018. After chemotherapy, removal of the tumor, and extensive rounds of radiation my breasts were very different in size and deflated. I knew I needed breast reduction surgery. I came to Dr. Salcedo for a consultation and he immeadiatley made me feel at ease and comfortable. He explained the whole process to me and also informed me of complications that may arise due to my history. I decided to go ahead with the surgery and knew I had found the right surgeon for me. I had my surgery almost 3 weeks ago and could not be happier. Everyone close to me is amazed at how fantastic everything looks and can not believe that it turned out so well.Dr. Salcedo takes his time whenever I meet with him. I never feel rushed or that I can not get all my questions answered. His staff is very caring as well.I wish I could give more than 5*!!"- P. / Healthgrades / Dec 06, 2019
"I got my lips filled and wow what a amazing difference! Dr. Salcedo did such a great job and I could not be happier! Thank you so much!"- M.R. / Google / Oct 06, 2020
"I had an amazing experience with Dr. Salcedo today. He really took the time to listen and recommended just the right amount of Botox units. Dr. Salcedo was very gentle and I barely felt the injections. I will definitely be coming back soon for more treatments, and would recommend Dr. Salcedo and his team to anyone!"- A.G. / Google / Oct 06, 2020
"I want to let everyone know hands down this is an amazing doctor with a friendly bedside manner from the beginning of before and after care. I could not be happier with my breast implants and the end results . The staff is very friendly and professional. Thank you for giving me my inner confidence back ."- C.T. / Google / Sep 06, 2020
"From the first visit to many since then, I have had confirmation from the excellent reviews given of. Dr.S. Salcedo and his staff. I met Dr. Salcedo in the middle of my breast reconstruction journey. Surgery delayed due to my prior Plastic surgeon leaving her practice and Covid. I felt discouraged and anxious. His pleasant and positive approach to my needs along with his excellent surgical skills and the final reconstructions processes yet to be, I know that he will fulfill and maximize my out come. This review is not only from a nurse's point of view but from a women that lost her breasts to cancer and now well on her way to normality."- I.V. / Google / Aug 06, 2020
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,500 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 day, 3 weeks, 3 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
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.