Breast Explant Overview

Breast explant surgery, otherwise referred to as breast implant removal, has gained popularity for women who are looking to restore their natural beauty or alleviate breast implant-related health concerns. Dr. Teitelbaum offers comprehensive expertise in breast explant surgery in Los Angeles, helping patients make informed decisions about their breast health. In this guide, we'll delve into what breast explant surgery entails and why Dr. Teitelbaum stands out as a trusted choice.

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What is Breast Explant Surgery?

Breast explant surgery is a procedure in which a patient’s breast implants are removed, whether for cosmetic, medical, or personal reasons. It involves carefully excising the implants and, if needed, addressing any surrounding tissue concerns. Dr. Teitelbaum uses a meticulous approach to ensure optimal outcomes while maintaining the breasts' aesthetics.

Breast explant surgery offers a path to reclaiming your natural beauty, alleviating discomfort, and prioritizing your breast health. Dr. Teitelbaum is your partner in this journey, offering expertise, compassionate care, and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes. If you're considering breast implant removal, schedule a consultation with Dr. Teitelbaum M.D. FACS to explore your options and take the first step towards renewed confidence and well-being.

What are the Benefits of Breast Explant Surgery?

  • Restoration of Natural Appearance: Many women opt for breast explant surgery to return to their original breast size and shape, enhancing their self-esteem and confidence.
  • Alleviation of Discomfort: Some patients experience discomfort, pain, or complications related to their breast implants, and explant surgery can provide relief.
  • Improved Breast Health: Removing implants may alleviate concerns associated with silicone or saline implants, such as rupture, leakage, or immune system reactions.
  • Personal Empowerment: For those who initially underwent breast augmentation but have since changed their perspective, explant surgery allows them to regain control over their bodies.

Who is a Candidate for Breast Explantation Surgery?

Candidates for breast explant surgery in Los Angeles typically include women who:

  • Desire the removal of breast implants.
  • Experience discomfort or health concerns related to their implants.

What Does the Procedure Entail?

The breast explant procedure involves:

  • Incision: Dr. Teitelbaum carefully creates incisions, often following the original augmentation incisions or using minimally invasive techniques.
  • Implant Removal: The implants are safely extracted.
  • Tissue Adjustment: In some cases, adjustments to the breast tissue may be made to optimize the natural appearance.
  • Closure: The incisions are meticulously closed, minimizing scarring.

What Does the Recovery Process Involve?

Recovery varies among individuals, but most patients can expect:

  • Swelling and bruising, which usually dissipate after a few weeks
  • Wearing a supportive bra to promote healing
  • Resuming regular activities gradually over several weeks
  • Close follow-up with Dr. Teitelbaum to monitor progress

Are There Any Risks Involved with Breast Explanation Surgery?

As with any surgical protocol, breast explant procedures come with some risks, including:

  • Scarring: Incisions may leave visible scars, but Dr. Teitelbaum employs techniques to minimize their appearance.
  • Changes in Breast Appearance: The breasts may appear different after explant surgery, requiring adjustments to maintain a natural look.
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Why Choose Dr. Teitelbaum?

Dr. Teitelbaum M.D. FACS is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery. His experience, expertise, and commitment to patient satisfaction are what set him apart as a trusted choice for breast explant surgery. He prioritizes open communication, personalized treatment plans, and natural-looking results. Patients seeking breast implant removal can trust Dr. Teitelbaum to provide exceptional care throughout their journey to restore breast health and aesthetics.

Breast Explantation FAQ's

What is breast explant surgery?

Breast explant surgery, also known as implant removal, is a procedure to remove breast implants for various reasons.

Am I a candidate for breast explant surgery?

Candidates include those who want implants removed, have health concerns, or desire a natural look.

What are the common reasons for explant surgery?

Reasons include discomfort, implant-related issues, lifestyle changes, or wanting a more natural appearance.

How long is the recovery after breast explant surgery?

Recovery varies but typically involves swelling, bruising, and gradual return to normal activities in a few weeks.

Will I have scars after breast explant surgery?

Scars are possible but minimized using skilled incision techniques.

Can I have a breast lift during explant surgery?

Yes, combining a breast lift with explant surgery is common to improve breast appearance.

Are there any health risks associated with breast explant surgery?

While rare, potential risks include infection, bleeding, and changes in breast appearance.

Will my breasts look the same after explant surgery?

Breast appearance may change, and adjustments can be made for a natural look.

Can I replace my implants after explant surgery?

Yes, replacement with different implants is an option if desired.

How do I choose the right surgeon for breast explant surgery?

Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in breast surgery, like Dr. Teitelbaum M.D. FACS, who prioritizes patient communication and satisfaction.

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