Breast Implant Removal in Newport Beach

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Breast Implant Removal

The decision to undergo a breast implant removal is usually decided for one or two reasons: necessity or preference. While some breast revision procedures are needed after implant complications from your initial breast augmentation surgery, other procedures are elective, allowing the size or type of implant to be adjusted or altogether removed. Whether your goal is to return your implants to their healthy original appearance or enhance their appearance, Dr. Keyian Z. Paydar can help you attain your desired results.

Dr. Paydar is a leading plastic surgeon in the Southern California community who understands the emotional and physical toll of breast implants in need of revision. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Paydar will evaluate your medical history, your implant complications or dissatisfaction, and your goals so that he can establish the best course of action that allows you to reach your desired results. 

To learn more about Newport Beach implant removal surgery with Dr. Paydar, schedule your personalized consultation at Paydar Plastic Surgery by contacting our office by phone or scheduling an appointment online. We will work closely with you to schedule a time that allows you time to fully understand the procedure from start to recovery. 

What Is Breast Implant Removal?

Although rare, some patients do decide after years of having their breast implants to part ways with them for good. Breast implant removal surgery is performed on patients who have determined that implants no longer fit their lifestyle, involve health concerns, or because they simply want an aesthetic change. While you may experience some skin laxity, or ptosis, after a breast implant removal procedure, you can choose to include an immediate breast lift with your implant removal or later to remedy this situation. If you decide that you want your implants again, you can always choose to have them replaced.

Common Reasons to Have a Breast Implant Removal

Breast implants will remain in your breasts until you choose to have them removed. After breast augmentation, some women may be dissatisfied with their results or later decide that they no longer want breast implants. Some women make the choice to remove their implants due to health concerns. Regardless of your reasons for seeking breast implant removal, only a qualified plastic surgeon can remove your breast implants and restore the natural shape, size, and positioning of your breasts.

Dr. Paydar

Excellence & Artistry

Dr. Keyian Paydar is an award winning clinical professor and board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He performs a full spectrum of aesthetic plastic surgery procedures, including breast enhancement, tummy tucks, and liposuction, in addition to face procedures like facelifts, brow lifts, fat injection, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal?

The best candidates for breast implant removal surgery:

  • Women in good mental and physical health
  • Want to improve the appearance of their breasts 
  • Are experiencing pain or discomfort
  • Have experienced a leak or implant rupture
  • Require replacement implants

How Does Dr. Paydar Perform Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal is an in-patient procedure that involves general anesthesia. To help reduce any additional scarring, Dr. Paydar will use the same incisions used for your initial breast augmentation. When performing breast implant removal, Dr. Paydar uses two different techniques: en bloc or capsulectomy. This choice depends on the individual desires and the safety of the patient. Both procedures aim to remove breast implants, including any scar tissue, or the capsule, that has formed around them.

En Bloc Capsulectomy

En Bloc is a French term that translates to “all together” or “ as a whole.” During an en bloc capsulectomy, Dr. Paydar removes the capsule and the breast implant together without opening the capsule. The en bloc technique ensures that nothing within the capsule ruptures or escapes into the surrounding breast tissue.

Traditional Capsulectomy

A capsulectomy involves creating an incision in the capsule and removing the implant separately from the scar tissue. Once the implants are fully removed, the capsules will be removed as well. Dr. Paydar may choose this method over an en bloc in instances where a portion of the capsule has become fused to the rib cage or chest muscles or needs to be left in place for safety reasons.

Once the implants and capsules are fully removed, Dr. Paydar will assess the appearance of the breasts and make any aesthetic changes to ensure they look as healthy and natural as possible. The incision will be closed with sutures, and the entire area will be protected with bandages. You’ll be taken to a recovery room, where you’ll be monitored until you’ve fully awoken from anesthesia.

What To Expect from Your Recovery?

Following your surgery, you will be wrapped in bandages and compression garments similar to those after your initial augmentation procedure. The duration of your recovery will depend on the extent of your surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Paydar will discuss what you should expect in your recovery.

While all patients heal at their own pace, you should expect to take at least a week off work to recover. Any pain or discomfort can be remedied with Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or pain medication prescribed to you by Dr. Paydar. For a comfortable and healthy recovery, try to get as much rest as possible for the first few weeks, as too much activity can cause inflammation, pain, and prolonged recovery time.

Schedule Your Newport Beach Breast Implant Removal Consultation

When it comes to breast surgery, especially implant removal involving scar tissue, its crucial to find a plastic surgeon with extensive experience. Dr. Paydar has performed the full spectrum of aesthetic practice surgeries in his illustrious career. His primary concerns are always your safety, satisfaction, and quality of care. You can rest assured that you will be in the best hands during your procedure, and your results will look natural and beautiful for years to come.

To begin the consultation process, contact Dr. Paydars office online or by calling (949) 755-0575. We look forward to helping you safely restore your breasts to their original size and shape.

Newport Beach Breast Implant Removal FAQs

Virtually anyone with breast augmentation who is unhappy with the looks or feel of their implants.

There maybe some discomfort for a couple of days from removal of the capsule off the chest wall otherwise a straight forward recovery is expected.

Then the implant and the capsule will get taken out one after another. Usually this would be done for safety reasons such as lack of exposure in very enlarged beast pockets that sit near large blood vessels.

Yes. Frequently patients have breasts hat have aged over many years and a lift would assure a much improved breast positioning when compared to a sagging one after en bloc removal.

Depending on the laxity of your skin and remaining breast tissue and its position relative to your breast crease. You could have a small natural looking smaller breast after implant removal or a sagging one if there is poor laxity and tissue is below the breast crease.

Usually there is no need when quilting sutures are used to sew down the implant pocket.

Unless the patient requests it, we usually do not send the capsule unless we come across abnormality during the operation.

Muscle should be repaired 100% of the time to avoid any animation deformity.

The choices will be discussed during the consultation.  Some patients still get a total capsulectomy while for others with no healthy symptoms and small breasts, partial capsulectomy is all that is needed.

The estimated average cost of breast implant removal can vary widely, depending on the surgery itself and additional charges such as anesthesiologist fees and prescription medications. During your consultation at Paydar Plastic Surgery, you can sit down with a member of our financial team for a detailed cost estimate.

Several factors will contribute to your breasts’ appearance after removing your implants, including how long you’ve had the implants, how big the implants were, and your age. In some cases, the breasts will regain their initial size and shape. For some women, explant surgery might leave their breasts sagging and deflated due to the impact of aging and the skin stretching caused by the implants.

If this is a concern for you and preventing you from pursuing a breast implant removal procedure, Dr. Paydar can recommend ways to give your breasts a better shape, such as including a breast lift with your implant removal procedure.

Generally, breast implant removal recovery aligns closely with the initial breast augmentation experience. Recovery time can range from two to six weeks or longer, depending on whether Dr. Paydar removed one or both implants and the technique involved in your customized surgical plan.

Yes. After removing your implants, Dr. Paydar can lift and adjust your breast tissue to recreate your natural, un-augmented breast appearance.

While it is possible and often recommended to add a breast lift to your implant removal procedure, Dr. Paydar will first need to evaluate how much of a lift you need, the location of your incisions from augmentation surgery, and how achieving your desired changes might cause complications. If Dr. Paydar suspects there might be any risks, he may recommend having each procedure performed separately, rather than in one surgery.

Breast implant removal procedures generally requires around one to three hours, depending on if there is a leak, rupture, or excessive surrounding scar tissue. Following the surgical procedure, you’ll stay in a comfortable recovery room until your anesthesia wears off and you are medically stable. Barring complications or adverse effects from anesthesia, patients can usually return home with a close friend or family member.

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that develops around breast implants, especially textured ones. It originates in the fluid or scar tissue around the implant, not the breast tissue itself. Symptoms include persistent swelling, pain, or changes in breast shape. Diagnosis typically involves imaging and fluid or tissue sampling, with treatment usually requiring surgery to remove the implant and surrounding tissue. The cause is still under investigation, but textured implants have been predominantly linked to BIA-ALCL cases.

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Both operations result in removal of both the implants and the surrounding capsule.  En bloc means both entities are removed as one. It a term used in cancer surgery but with ruptured silicone implants its less messy and advisable to remove them en bloc.

Yes. As long as it’s a safe operation for the patient based on individual findings, this operation is offered.

During your consultation we will discuss your desires and our expert opinion based on thousands of breast procedures done in the past.

Usually not. Most cases of breast revision are to change or remove implants, unless the original operation was only months before.

That is a personal decision and during the consultation we will cover all of the reasons why an implant should be removed completely without replacement. For example, some report breasts that have enlarged post pregnancy and do not fit well inside clothing.

In most cases, Dr. Paydar recommends waiting at least a year before pursuing a breast implant removal procedure to allow plenty of time for the surgical area to completely heal and the implants to settle.

If you want fuller, rounder breasts without implants, Dr. Paydar can perform a fat transfer. During a fat transfer, Dr. Paydar harvests donor fat from a secondary location on the body where excess fat is plentiful, typically the thighs, belly, or hips. You can have a fat transfer to your breasts approximately six months to a year after your breast implant removal procedure. Waiting this amount of time will allow your breast tissue and muscles to heal and settle back into a natural position after the breast explants.

You’ll see an immediate reduction in your breast size after your breast implant removal surgery. However, the full healing process can take up to one year.

There is no definitive answer to this question, as each insurance company will first look at the original reason you received implants and your reasons for wanting an explant procedure. If implant removal is medically necessary due to complications such as breast implant illness or capsular contracture, your insurance company may agree to cover the removal procedure. However, if you’re solely having your breast implants removed for aesthetic reasons, your insurance provider will not cover it.

Speaking with your plastic surgeon first and then discussing your options with your insurance provider is always a good idea.

Most patients should not expect their breasts to return to their pre-augmentation shape or appearance after implant removal. The implants’ weight can stretch your skin, causing it to sag and not snap back into place. 


Fortunately, a board-certified breast explant surgeon like Dr. Paydar can ensure a beautiful, natural breast appearance. When conducting your explant surgery, Dr. Paydar will consider your unique circumstances, including the quality of your breasts’ tissue, skin elasticity, and personal preferences.