For many women, fitness is an important part of their lives. But large implants can make jogging uncomfortable and upper body toning moves difficult.
By removing breast implants, many women have found it easier to perform their exercise routines. Complications from an infection or a leakage are also reasons why women decide to have breast implant removal in Beverly Hills.
Breast Implant Removal is commonly needed when the outside shell of the implant has broken down causing silicone to leak and the scar tissue around the implant to harden over time causing pain and discomfort.
Click here to watch Dr. Chopra’s appearance on The Doctors discussing what breast implant illness is.
General anesthesia or intravenous sedation can be administered for your comfort during your Beverly Hills breast implant removal procedure.
The procedure can take between one to three hours. A breast implant removal surgeon will place an incision along the lower fold of your breast or around/below the areola.
The breast implants and capsules are taken out using one of three techniques:
Once your procedure has been completed, your surgeon will use sutures, skin adhesives or clips to close the incisions. Your Los Angeles breast implant removal will result in a different shape of your breast profile, a flatter or droopier shape with some irregularities.
Fat grafting is a liposuction procedure that transfers fat from one part of your body and injects it into your breasts for enhancement and natural results. The fat can be taken from a number of areas like your arms, waist, buttocks or thighs using your own tissues to reconnect to your blood supply at the recipient site and work the same way it did in the donor site.
Fat grafting breast augmentation has been successfully done in our office when patients are looking to remove an existing implant and add fat grafting to their breast. There is a limitation to increased cup size but it can still add volume and thicken the soft tissue. Some of the benefits include correcting breast asymmetry and “lopsided” appearance.
Deflation is a non-surgical option if your breasts are saline. Ultrasound is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that can soften the scar tissue through the use of soundwaves and increasing blood supply to the area.
Any woman in good overall physical health with a stable weight and a realistic expectation about this type of procedure is a good candidate for breast implant removal in Beverly Hills. Women who are bothered by the appearance of her implants, has experienced discomfort or pain, feels her breasts are too heavy or getting harder and tighter should definitely consider going ahead with a breast implant removal surgery.
A Los Angeles breast implant removal can provide plenty of benefits for you if:
The results from your breast implant removal will be permanent. Initially, your breasts may look deflated and it can take two to three weeks for the breasts to regain their volume. Your scars will heal and fade over time but never fully disappear. There will be some swelling and healing can take up to a year before the final results are visible.
Like any major surgery, there are some potential risks, including adverse reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, hematoma, infection, numbness, poor healing of incisions, scarring, seroma, skin loss or discoloration, swelling and thrombosis.
An implant removal scar typically heals very well and can be inconspicuous. The scars heal in stages taking three to four months and fade over time but will not completely disappear.
A couple of weeks prior to your breast implant removal in Los Angeles, you should abstain from drinking and smoking (increases possibility of bruising and swelling) and stop all medications and supplements. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery on the day of your procedure in Beverly Hills.
Following your breast implant removal surgery, you can expect to experience some swelling and pain in the breast area. Pain medication can be prescribed for you to deal with discomfort. It can take several weeks for the swelling to decrease. Gauze dressings or bandages may be placed around your breasts to help with the swelling. Or you may be able to use a comfortable sports bra. You may also need to have drains that are temporarily placed under the skin within the pocket to drain any excess blood or fluid.
You can expect less pain and a shorter recovery time than what you experienced following your initial breast augmentation. You will likely feel well enough to return to work within a week. However, avoid strenuous exercises and activities for at least four weeks after your surgery. Talk to your doctor to see what is best for you.
If your breast implants are removed because of capsular contracture, you may experience more discomfort and a longer recovery time.
The cost of a Beverly Hills breast implant removal surgery varies depending on the practice and its location and the experience of the surgeon. It is important to choose a board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who understands what you are looking for and how the procedure will benefit you.
The CareCredit program is an affordable healthcare financing program that is often utilized by patients for healthcare-related expenses. Because many cosmetic surgery procedures are not covered by insurance and credit cards have high interest rates, CareCredit offers an alternative line of credit that offers no interest if you pay the full payments.
At Ordon & Chopra patient health and safety is always our top priority. As you may be aware, a recall was recently issued for specific implants and we would like to take this moment to impart some facts and hopefully provide some peace of mind regarding this subject.
The first thing to know is that this recall is applicable only to a limited number of textured implant products. Ninety five percent of implants sold in the US are smooth and completely unaffected. The most common applications for textured implants include, an above average physically active lifestyle, a sloping rib bone structure and/or reconstructive breast procedures.
Even rarer among this small subset of textured implant recipients is the instance of associated ailment. The main infirmity reported in connection with these implants is BIA-ALCL, the remission rate for which is close to 90%. While we in no way wish to trivialize this matter we do want to convey the facts and hopefully assuage any panic. If you have any symptoms or concerns at all please do not hesitate to contact our office and we will be happy to assist.
When it comes to something personal like a breast implant removal surgery, you want to choose the best surgeon available. You want to trust a board certified and experienced surgeon in Los Angeles who will perform the procedure safely and restore your original look.
Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra are breast implant removal surgeons with the education and experience to take care of you and make sure your implants are removed safely.
Dr. Ordon is currently an associate professor of surgery at Keck/USC School of Medicine, and assistant professor of plastic surgery at Dartmouth School of Medicine and The University of Connecticut. Dr. Ordon is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Double Boarded Society of Plastic Surgeons and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Ordon is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
After graduating with an Engineering degree, Dr. Chopra received a Master in Medical Sciences followed by his Medical Degree from the prestigious Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Chopra received many accolades during his Medical School career, including the Alpha Omega Alpha award given to the top 10% of medical students followed by the award for top surgical student in 1999.
Dr. Chopra returned home to Los Angeles to complete a six-year general surgery residency at the world famous Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills where he excelled and was named Chief Administrative Resident for the 2005-2006 academic year followed by being named the most outstanding resident of 2006. Dr. Chopra continued his expertise in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York where a plastic surgery fellowship provided him with extensive experience in complex aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the entire body.
What is the mark of a good plastic surgeon?
“Experience and judgment are the attributes of the best surgeons. Most people will end up choosing someone they like, which makes sense. If you feel comfortable with your doctor, it’s easier to freely tell them what you want and how you want it. Make sure to go beyond that and carefully vet a surgeon by researching their credentials and experience.” Dr. Ordon
During your breast implant removal consultation, you will have a chance to ask all of your questions and get the answers you need. In return, you will be asked questions regarding your medical history, any past surgeries, medical conditions and drug allergies.
It is important that you list any medications you are currently taking and your surgical goal to make sure we give you the best results. We will listen to our patients’ concerns, examine your breasts, take photographs, and recommend a course of treatment that meets your goals. Before and after photos can show how we have successfully performed breast implant removal in Beverly Hills for many years.
“Dr. Chopra is not only very charismatic, knowledgeable, and experienced, his bedside manner made the difference in my decision to have my augmentation done by him. I will never use any other Doctor as I am a dedicated patient!”
“I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Chopra. He anticipated my needs and made sure I felt great with my results. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful plastic surgeon who really goes above and beyond!”
“Dr Chopra is the best Dr. out there! Dr Chopra is a Perfectionist, his bedside manner is warm, kind and very caring. If you are seeking a doctor to perform reconstruction revision or cosmetic surgery, You need to look no further.”
“Since then Dr. Chopra has done my implants and 2 fat transfer procedures. It has been 1 year and 9 months since my breast cancer diagnosis and in that time your surgical team becomes like family.”
“My Experience with Dr. Villanueva was amazing. Dr V. is very knowledgeable and very kind. He is easy to talk to and direct with the answers. He took his time to answer all my questions and I felt very confident before my procedure. I see amazing results even after 2 weeks Post Op. Staff was very friendly and helpful. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! I am so Thankful for him and his team and I will definitely go back for any surgical needs.”
“Dr. V and his staff was so welcoming and made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked into his office. He was kind to answer my million questions before and after my surgery. I am beyond excited and I feel confident again seeing my results. I highly recommend Dr. V. Thank you for making me feel comfortable and safe.”
“Dr V. Is very passionate about what he does. He listens and has really good ideas for realistic expectations. He is very calm and professional. His staff is amazing...nurses, Samantha, anesthesiologist, office too. You can tell they are a great team! Very lucky to have Dr Villanueva here in RANCHO mirage and Beverly Hills.”
“Can't say enough about the wonderful experience that my daughter had. The whole process beginning to end went smoothly. Dr. Villanueva is incredibly professional and talented. He listened to Ria's needs and worked with her to achieve desired result. Ria is healing well and very happy.”