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Removal of Breast Implants

You may be a candidate for removal of breast implants if you desire to have previously placed breast implants removed for medical or personal reasons.

The intent of this surgery is the removal of your implants, and possible removal of capsules (scar tissue) and local silicone.

This procedure can be done under local anesthesia if just the implants that were placed during your breast augmentation surgery are being removed. If capsules or scar tissue around the implants are also being removed, sedation and local, or general anesthesia will be required.

Those who have poor skin elasticity or have very large implants removed may want to consider a breast lift when having their implants removed. Excess or stretched skin can cause breasts to sag, and a breast lift performed during the same surgery to remove excess skin can help to maintain an aesthetically pleasing breast shape. Our board certified plastic surgeons will help you decide whether a breast lift will benefit you.

Please call La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre San Diego at (858) 452-1981 for more information on our cosmetic surgery procedures, including revision breast enlargement surgery.