Breast Implant Removal


Breast Implant Removal RESULTS

Expert Breast Implant Removal Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

What is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure in which previously inserted breast implants are removed from a person’s breasts. There are various reasons why someone might choose to have their breast implants removed.
Breast implant removal is a highly personalized procedure with the potential to bring various benefits, such as relief from complications, improved comfort, and a return to a natural breast appearance. It allows individuals to regain confidence and address aesthetic concerns related to their breast implants. Careful consideration, consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon, and adherence to postoperative instructions are vital in achieving the best possible outcomes for each individual undergoing breast implant removal.

What is the process?

The breast implant removal procedure is typically performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Depending on the individual’s unique situation and the reason for removal, the surgeon may also address any necessary corrections or revisions during the same surgery.
It’s important to consult with a qualified surgeon to discuss your specific case, motivations, and potential outcomes. They can help you understand the procedure, the risks involved, and the expected recovery process. If you’re considering breast implant removal, make sure to choose an experienced surgeon to ensure a safe and satisfactory outcome.

Benefits of Breast Implant Removal

Relief from Complications

If a person experiences complications with their breast implants, such as rupture, leakage, capsular contracture, infection, or unrelenting pain, removing the implants can provide relief from the associated discomfort and health concerns.

Improved Comfort

Some individuals find that breast implants cause discomfort or physical restrictions, which can be alleviated by their removal.

Restoration of Natural Appearance

Breast implant removal allows individuals to return to their natural breast appearance. Some people may prefer the look and feel of their natural breasts over augmented breasts.

Solving Aesthetic Concerns

Over time, a person’s aesthetic preferences may change, and they may decide that they no longer desire the appearance of breast implants. Removal can help address any dissatisfaction with the augmented look.

No Need for Replacement Surgery

Breast implants are not lifetime devices and may require replacement or revision surgeries over time. By removing the implants without replacement, individuals can avoid additional surgeries and associated costs.

Health Considerations

In some cases, individuals may choose to remove their breast implants due to health concerns related to the implants or the development of breast implant illness (BII). While BII is a controversial topic and not officially recognized as a medical condition, some individuals report experiencing a variety of symptoms they believe are related to their breast implants.

Regaining Confidence and Body Image

For some individuals, the removal of breast implants can lead to improved body confidence and a positive impact on their self-esteem.

Simpler Surgery and Recovery

Breast implant removal is generally a less complex procedure compared to the initial breast augmentation surgery, and the recovery period may be shorter as well.
Procedure Timeline
Before the surgery, you will have a thorough consultation with Dr. Chahin. During this consultation, you'll discuss your reasons for wanting the implants removed, any concerns you may have, and your desired outcomes. Dr. Chahin will also evaluate your medical history, perform a physical examination, and review any imaging (e.g., mammograms) if necessary.
On the day of the surgery, you will be given anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. The type of anesthesia used (local, general, or twilight sedation) will depend on the complexity of the surgery and Dr. Chahin's preferences.
Dr. Chahin will make an incision to access the breast implant. The incision location can vary depending on the type of implants and any additional procedures planned. Common incision sites include along the previous breast augmentation incision lines, periareolar (around the nipple), or in the inframammary fold (under the breast).

Once the incision is made, Dr. Chahin will carefully remove the breast implant. If the implant is surrounded by a capsule of scar tissue (capsular contracture), Dr. Chahin may also partially or completely remove this scar tissue during the procedure which is known as an En Bloc Capsulectomy or total capsulectomy.


In cases of capsular contracture or implant-related complications, Dr. Chahin may decide to perform a total or partial capsulectomy. This involves removing the scar tissue capsule around the implant to address any potential issues. Depending on the situation, it may be determined that the capsule needs to be sent for pathologic review. The patient can always request this option, and if Dr. Chahin feels as though at the time of surgery that this is advisable it will be discussed with the patient as well.

If you desire any additional procedures, such as a breast lift (mastopexy) to address sagging, or fat grafting to enhance breast shape, this can be performed during the same surgery.
You will be taken to the recovery area, where you will be monitored as you wake up from anesthesia. You may need to wear a surgical bra or compression garment to support the breasts during the initial healing phase.
Dr. Chahin will provide you with specific postoperative instructions on caring for the incisions, managing any discomfort, and when you can resume normal activities.
It's essential to attend follow-up appointments with Dr. Chahin to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns.

Why Should You Choose Dr. Chahin for Breast Implant Removal?


How long is the recovery period after breast implant removal?
The recovery period after breast implant removal varies from person to person and depends on factors such as the procedure’s complexity and individual healing rates. Generally, patients can expect discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the days following the surgery. The initial recovery lasts a few weeks, during which avoiding strenuous activities and following post-operative care instructions is crucial. Full healing and scar fading may take several months, with regular follow-up appointments for monitoring.
Will there be visible scarring after breast implant removal?
Yes, there can be visible scarring after breast implant removal. The extent and visibility of the scars depend on factors like the surgical technique, individual healing ability, and skin type. Scars typically fade and flatten over time, and plastic surgeons aim to make incisions as discreet as possible. Following post-operative care instructions and scar management techniques can help improve the appearance of scars.