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What incisions are used during breast implant removal? Los Angeles Breast Implant Surgeon


What incisions are used during breast implant removal?


Breast implant removal can be performed for both cosmetic and medical reasons.  The patients often wish to undergo a explantation of existing breast implant for cosmetic reasons if there is significant rippling and or distortion of the breast with existing breast implants.  Medical reasons to undergo breast implant removal include a history of cancer and inability to obtain proper mammogram and breast screening as a result of tissue capsule formation or breast implant placement.  For many of these patients, breast implant removal reduces the unnatural appearance of the breast and can maximize cosmetic and medical gain.  The incision use to remove existing breast implants includes the periareolar incision and inframammary incision.


 The decision to use a particular incision pattern depends on whether is an existing scar along the breast at the time of surgery.  The patients who have undergone umbilical or axillary incisions often cannot use these existing incisions to remove the breast implants.  If you are concerned about breast implant explantation and removal and wish to discuss your options for incision placement, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533 and speak to our breast implant surgery coordinator to discuss your options for breast implant removal in Los Angeles.

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