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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 information to inform your decision and we invite you in to consult plastic surgeon Dr. Luke Swistun.

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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.

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 »

Your Safety Is
Our #1 Priority

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

How Much Does Breast Implant Removal Cost? 

If you want to remove your implants without losing your shirt, we’ve got you! Our affordable breast implant removal payment plans include paying only $1,200 upfront—and you can qualify for monthly payments of only $163 spread over 48 months with average credit. If you have above-average credit or can make a larger initial payment, you’ll save even more per month! 

Depending on the complexity of your procedure, your pricing can vary.  However, you can find the details you’re looking for, including fee ranges, by hopping over to our pricing page

Still stressed about how to pay? Not to worry! We’ve made applying for financing easier than ever online, or we’ll guide you through it during your consultation. Let’s get you started on your journey to looking and feeling your very best! 

Contact Us to Learn More About Your Options

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.

Last reviewed by a La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa Editor on December 7th, 2023. Meet Our Medical Editors

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