Have You Become Dissatisfied with Your Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Glynn Bolitho and his team in La Jolla have helped clients obtain the results they are looking for through breast implant removal. Dr. Bolitho offers a level of dedication, professionalism and care that clients know they can depend on:

  • Over 20 years of experience in plastic surgery
  • Extensive experience helping patients with breast cancer reconstruction surgery
  • Board-certified, highly skilled anesthesiologists
  • Emphasis on client care and safety 
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Why Have Breast Implants Removed?

Breast implants are not meant to last a lifetime. Over time, they can rupture, leak, or shift position, leading to discomfort and unsatisfactory results. The lifespan of breast implants varies depending on the type of implant and other factors, but on average, they can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. After this time, it is recommended that women have their implants checked regularly and consider removal or replacement if any issues arise.

There are several reasons to choose to have breast implants removed including:

  • Problems with the implants, such as rupture, leakage, or capsular contracture (a hardening of the tissue around the implant)
  • Dissatisfaction with the appearance of the implants, such as size, shape, or position
  • A desire to return to natural breasts
  • A change in lifestyle or personal preferences
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Breast Implant Removal Procedure

The breast implant removal procedure is similar to the breast augmentation procedure, but in reverse: 

  1. Anesthesia: The patient will be given anesthesia to ensure they are comfortable during the procedure.
  2. Incision: The surgeon will make an incision in the breast area to access the implant.
  3. Implant removal: The surgeon will carefully remove the implant, along with any scar tissue.
  4. Closure: The incision will be closed with sutures.
  5. Recovery: The patient will be monitored in a recovery area before being discharged.
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Removal of Breast Implants is Enhanced with a Breast Lift

Removing breast implants can result in excess skin and tissue, which can lead to sagging or drooping breasts. In such cases, Dr. Bolitho may recommend a breast lift procedure. This removes excess skin and tissue while lifting and reshaping the breasts to create a more youthful and natural-looking appearance.  In some cases, removal of breast implants will be combined with a mastopexy or lift. 

The surgeon will make incisions around the areola and down to the breast crease. The excess skin and tissue will be removed, and the remaining skin will be tightened and lifted to create a more youthful appearance. The nipples may also be repositioned to a higher location on the breast.

Who Best Benefits From This Procedure?

Breast implant removal in La Jolla is a procedure that is suitable for a variety of individuals. Dr. Bolitho has helped people with implant removal in cases such as:

Those wishing to downsize

Some individuals may have initially opted for larger breast implants but now wish to downsize. Breast implant removal can help them achieve a natural-looking result that better suits their current preferences.

Those experiencing complications:

Capsular contracture, implant rupture, discomfort, and other complications can be alleviated.

Those wishing to remove their implants entirely

Some individuals may have had breast implants for a while but now wish to remove them entirely. This could be due to personal reasons or a change in lifestyle. Breast implant removal can help these individuals achieve the look they desire.

Those wishing to replace their implants

Some individuals may have had their breast implants for a while and wish to replace them with newer ones. 

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Dr. Bolitho Values Client Relationships and Safety

Dr. Bolitho and his team pride themselves on providing high quality, natural-looking results. Our operating suite meets the highest national standards and Dr. Bolitho thinks of himself as a doctor first and foremost.  He is quadruple board certified in plastic surgery and values his reputation for putting patient safety first while also spending as much time as needed with clients before and after a procedure to ensure their understanding, well-being, and satisfaction. We strive for long-term patient relationships and that can only be achieved through high quality results.

Schedule Your Appointment Today to Discuss Breast Implant Removal

Contact our La Jolla office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bolitho if you are considering breast implant removal. He will answer all of your questions and make sure it is the right procedure for you and your desired look.

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