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Breast Implant Removal

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Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal used to be done predominantly for woman who had problems with capsular contracture or dissatisfaction with the size of their implants once they got older. Recently a cancer, BIA-ALCL, has been associated with textured implants, which I do not use. This has led to the suspension of sales of specific textured implants globally. We have also witnessed a rise in the number of woman who are concerned their breast implants may be related to various physical complaints which are now being classified as Breast Implant Illness BII. The combination of these events has led to a significant interest in some woman to remove their implants. Research is being done to determine not only if the implants are contributing to these ailments but also if removal results in their resolution or improvement. There is ongoing research looking at whether removal of the capsule as well as the implant is necessary in individuals with BII in the absence of capsular contracture. To date there is no conclusive study which proves this. Claims that an En bloc capsulectomy are required by anyone at this time are unsubstantiated and can in fact be harmful to woman when removal is attempted.

In cases, where the breast implant has been in place for several years, their removal alone will most likely result in a deflated, relaxed skin envelope. The appearance of the breast after the implant removal is conceptually difficult to understand and requires detailed conversation with your plastic surgeon.

In individuals who have saline implants in place, deflating the implants can be helpful to fully understand how the breast will look without the implant volume. This would only be done prior to a scheduled procedure as the deflated implant would need to be removed promptly. With silicone implants this is not possible but images of women who have undergone the procedure can be shared.

Even if the clients are willing to get the breast implants removed, a proper evaluation of the breast skin will be needed. This is basically done to determine if a breast lift is necessary. A breast lift is required for restoring a more youthful appearance by raising the nipple position and removing the breast tissue resting below the breast fold.

However, this will not restore fullness to the breast above the nipple. As a solution, fat grafting can be done by taking fat from the tummy or thighs and then, transferring it to the upper pole of the breast. This is a wonderful procedure to add a modest volume to the upper pole of the breast.

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Alex D. San Antonio,TX
Dr. Kessler is not only one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met, he is also one of the finest highly skilled physicians around. He truly does care about every patient’s goals and will do whatever he can to help achieve those goals. I had a face/neck lift and...
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Debbie S., Cenby, OR, USA
As both a patient and a professional, Dr. Kessler is the best surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of being treated by, he has amazing surgical skill, takes all the time in the world with you during your care and has the highest standard for his work I have seen for many years. I have...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
I am so happy. I am so glad I came to Newport Beach in search of Dr Kessler. You have all made me feel just so ‘relaxed & confident’ in all aspects of this ‘thing’. Dr Kessler is a wonderful person, who is ethical, informative, sincere and a surgical ‘artist’. As I...
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Alejandra B., Mission Viejo, CA,, USA
It has been 6 months since the date of my surgery and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. As you may recall, my previous breast implants became encapsulated resulting in hard, tender and poorly shaped breasts. I was ashamed of how they looked. When my husband and I met with...
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Markee F., Irvine, Ca,USA
Dr. Kessler is definitely a “Best in Class” surgeon. His enthusiasm and love for what he does is evident the first time you meet him. The compassion and care that he gives his patients is beyond measure.He took the time to not only explain the surgery procedure and potential problems...
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Lee W., Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
Dr. Kessler is the most caring doctor I have ever met. The minute he walked into the examination room for my initial consult I liked him and it continues EVERY time I see him. I had a lower body lift and my arms done. I am so happy with his work. He is a perfectionist and it shows....
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Glory E., Dayton, OH, USA
My experience with Dr Rob Kessler was extremely pleasant and has changed my life in the most positive ways. He has performed numeous surgeries on me after I had lost weight with having a gastric stomach bypass. He has perfomed the following surgeries on me: A breast lift, lower body...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Incredible results. Surgical center was great–lots of special care, made you feel very special, spent the night with one to one nursing care with an ICU nurse. Nurse anesthetist was great. VERY postive experience.
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