Breast Implants are typically recommended to be replaced every 10 to 20 years. Women may consider breast implant removal surgery if they are unhappy or dissatisfied with their current breast implants.
Regardless of what reason you choose to select a breast implant removal surgery, Dr. Smith should be your first choice for the surgery. Dr. Smith is a highly renowned board-certified surgeon who is widely regarded in Orange Country as among the most experienced plastic surgery experts with a special interest in breast reconstruction.
The primary reason why an increasing number of our women patients come to Dr. Smith for their breast implant removal procedure is that they are extremely confident about his skills and expertise.
They know that with Dr. Smith, they can expect a safe and comfortable pre and post-surgical experience. The fact that Dr. Smith is a highly acclaimed, board-certified plastic surgeon who has been delivering beautiful results for his patients through the years, only serves to further add to his already renowned reputation.
Breast implant removal is carried out for the following reasons:
Dr. Smith will thoroughly evaluate your overall health and medical history during your initial consultation. He will examine the current condition of your breast and will also discuss or ask questions on any symptoms you may be experiencing.
This will help Dr. Smith in understanding your desired outcome and help him plan a customized approach for your breast implant removal surgery. In addition to discussing your breast implant removal procedure, Dr. Smith will also advise you on the risks, and the recovery process in detail so you know what to expect.
“Doctor Smith and his staff are the perfect solution and blessings to all those looking for care and amazing treatment from people who actually care. It’s been such a pleasure to work with them. Words cannot say enough about this beautiful man and everyone here. I highly recommend them and thank God my wife and I came here.”
Ideally, if you are in good health and if you wish to remove your existing breast implants, then you can be a good candidate for explant surgery.
So if you are seriously considering a Breast Implant Removal in Irvine, or if you have questions about breast implant removal surgery, request a surgical consultation with Dr. Smith, or call our Irvine and Corona plastic surgery offices at (949)-653-7000.
If during your initial breast augmentation surgery, the implants were placed using an areolar or infra-mammary incision, then Dr. Smith will remove the implants via the existing incisions. This may not be possible if your breast implants were placed using an armpit incision. Each choice will be individualized with the patient after going over the pros and cons of each choice with your surgeon.
No. Dr. Smith typically uses local anesthesia in combination with a general anesthetic for a breast implant removal procedure. You will not experience any pain and will be absolutely comfortable throughout the entire operation. You will be prescribed pain medication for any post-operative pain or discomfort.
You may be required to undergo certain tests including an ultrasound, mammogram, or MRI before your breast implant removal surgery.
To prepare for your surgery, you will be provided with guidelines on your diet. You might also be asked to avoid specific medications and refrain from smoking. It is also advisable that you arrange for someone to drive you home after your breast implant removal surgery.
The surgery usually takes approximately one hour to complete.
Contact Andrew Smith, MD FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Irvine, Orange County to schedule your consultation.
18 Endeavor Suite 102, Irvine, CA 92618