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Breast Implant Removal (Explant) in San Diego

When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, breast augmentation is a safe procedure with high patient satisfaction. But over the years, sometimes preferences change or complications arise, and you may find yourself no longer wanting augmented breasts.

You may be a candidate for explantation, or breast implant removal, 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.

Here at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa, our board certified plastic surgeons and San Diego breast implant removal (explant surgery) specialists have many years of experience safely removing breast implants and performing any lifting necessary to ensure an attractive, natural-looking result. 

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Should I have my breast implants removed?

There’s no across-the-board answer for if and when a patient should have her breast implants removed. Sometimes, complications merit it, but most of the time, it’s a personal decision. Our blog post, “Wondering About Replacing Your Breast Implants?“, has some super helpful info from LJC plastic surgeon Dr. Lori Saltz, who’s been performing breast augmentation and revision for nearly 30 years!

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What will I look like after breast implant removal?

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.

The 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.

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Get your recommended breast implant screenings at LJC

At LJC, we want you to enjoy beautiful results and peace of mind! We now offer high-resolution ultrasound imaging to screen silicone breast implants. Why ultrasound? It’s safe, comfortable, and more affordable than MRI while providing reliable detection of silent rupture, seroma, and other issues. Learn more »

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Since 1988, more than 36,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa.

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Please call or text La Jolla Cosmetic at (858) 452-1981 for more information on our cosmetic surgery procedures, including revision breast augmentation surgery. Or request your free consultation online to get started today.

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