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Introduction to Breast Implant Removal

As life goes on, our opinions about our bodies change and what seemed attractive earlier might not anymore. For this and reasons such as implant damage and other factors, some women with breast implants might consider removing them. If you have been contemplating your options, an ideal option may be a Breast Implant Removal from board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Yu at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Arcadia. Dr. Yu has the education and training to help his patients feel and look their best. Keep reading on if you are interested in learning more.

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What is a Breast Implant Removal?

Breast Implant Removal is a plastic surgery aimed at addressing the removal of previously placed implants in our “mammary glands”, otherwise known, as breasts. While breast implants have a long shelf life, they aren’t permanent and can be removed or exchanged. Most breast implants last around fifteen years or more.

This procedure is commonly chosen by women who are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or appearance of their implants. In some cases, changes in implants can be caused by implant leakage or capsular contraction which is the formation of scar tissue around an implant. By undergoing Breast Implant Removal, women can restore their original natural chest or exchange their implants for something that better fits their current needs.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Implant Removal?

Our patients who received a Los Angeles and Arcadia Breast Implant Removal have reported some of the following benefits:

  • Boost in self-esteem
  • Enhanced natural appearance
  • Improved comfort
  • Less upper and lower back tension
  • Resolution of implant leakage
  • Resolution of capsular contraction

Who are the Best Candidates for a Breast Implant Removal?

The best candidates for Breast Implant Removal in the Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Arcadia area are individuals who:

  • Are dissatisfied with their current breast implants
  • Desire to restore their natural breast appearance
  • Have implant-related concerns
  • Have realistic expectations
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Have low self-esteem
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Breast Implant Removal First Step

What’s The First Step?

The first step for a Breast Implant Removal in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and the surrounding Arcadia area, is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yu at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa. During this initial appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical history, your aesthetic and functional goals for the surgery, and your expectations. Dr. Yu will then do a detailed physical exam, assessing your breast tissue, and the condition of your implants, citing target incision areas as well as techniques, and will deduce if you are an ideal candidate. This consultation is crucial in ensuring that your Breast Implant Removal is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

At the end of the meeting, they will come up with a surgical plan that you can then take to one of our patient coordinators to schedule your treatment, figure out pricing options, and receive any pre-operative instructions should you need any.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Implant Removal Surgery

On the day of your Breast Implant Removal surgery at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, you will be greeted by Dr. Yu and our friendly staff. He will go over your surgical plan in case there are any new questions and/or concerns and then you will be administered general anesthesia by an anesthetist for maximum comfort during the procedure.

During the surgery, Dr. Yu will make incisions to access the breast implants. The type and location of the incisions will depend on various factors, such as the type of implants and the shape of your upper chest area. The implants will be carefully removed and the incisions closed with sutures. 

On average, this surgery can take anywhere from one to three hours.

Breast Implant Removal Recovery

After surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery room by our staff to make sure all sedation wears off. We recommend you have family or a friend drive you so that you are extremely safe given any remnants of sedation.

The recovery period after Breast Implant Removal varies for most patients; at the bare minimum, one should expect some initial discomfort, swelling, and bruising. It is important to follow post-operative instructions, including wearing a supportive bra, taking prescribed medications, and attending follow-up appointments for optimal healing and recovery.

On average, it takes up to six weeks to recover after a breast implant removal surgery. It may take between six months to a year to fully heal and have your breasts settle in their final position.

Breast Implant Removal Cost

How much does a Breast Implant Removal cost in Arcadia, CA?

The cost of Breast Implant Removal in the greater Los Angeles and Pasadena area varies based on the specific techniques used, the surgeon’s fees, and many other factors. The fastest way to arrive at a cost is to schedule your initial consultation. Once Dr. Yu and you agree on a treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator will then provide you with detailed pricing information based on the specific factors involved in your breast implant removal procedure.


Why Choose Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa?

Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is the practice you want to choose for your Breast Implant Removal. It was established in 2006 by Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Arthur Yu who has amassed over 20 years of plastic surgery experience with successful procedures of generations of patients now under his belt.  He is the inventor of ART TIPLYFT® and an award-winning surgeon with his most recent awards of Best Threads Treatment and Top 3 Best Surgery Body Shaping at the 2023 AMWC Monaco conference.

Dr. Yu completed his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and has learned from some of the world’s most admired and respected masters of plastic and cosmetic surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Cornell University Brooklyn Hospital Center. He completed an additional fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is a top-ranked international organization. He is a proud member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

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If you are tired of your Breast Implants and need a change or an adjustment in the Los Angeles and Pasadena area, a Breast Implant Removal surgery from Premiere Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Arcadia, CA is what you are looking for. To schedule your one-on-one consultation, please contact our office to request an appointment, and a helpful member of our team will reach out to you and help you take the first step toward a more youthful appearance!

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