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What is the Breast Explant Procedure?

You shouldn’t have to live with unwanted breast implants. If you are unhappy with your breast augmentation, or if you are experiencing discomfort or complications with your implants, breast explant, also known as breast implant removal, can be performed to replace implants or restore your natural breast size.

About Breast Implant Removal

A breast explant is a procedure that removes the breast implants that were placed in breast augmentation surgery. Unfortunately, breast implants do not last forever. They will need to be exchanged or removed at some point in the future, whether at ten years or longer. The choice to remove can be made earlier for a variety of reasons. Dr. Macias is a highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience in explant surgery and can help you rediscover the beauty of your natural breasts.

How is Breast Implant Removal Performed?

Breast extract surgery is relatively straightforward and can be performed using local anesthetic or IV sedation. The implants will be carefully removed by reopening the original incision made when the initial surgery took place. The incision is typically around the edge of the areola.

Once the implants are removed, Dr. Macias may need to address scar tissue surrounding the implant. If removal is not necessary, the scar tissue will be left behind and eventually resolve itself as your body heals naturally. A surgical dressing will cover the newly sutured incisions, and you may have drains placed to aid healing for up to three days following your surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Macias in Marina Del Rey for Breast Emplant Removal?

You don’t have to live with breasts you no longer want because you fear how they will look once the implants are removed. Dr. Louis Macias is internationally renowned for his expertise and surgical skill. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, he and his staff are dedicated to making sure you receive the best patient care, along with exemplary results. Located in exclusive Marina del Ray, Dr. Macias will perform your breast implant removal with meticulous care and attention to detail for superior results.

What Will My Breasts Look Like After Surgery?

Each patient’s surgery is different, so there is not a one-size-fits-all answer It is important to be patient. Your breasts may take up to three months to heal. You can be confident that you will be left with a very pleasing breast shape after your implants have been removed and you have fully recovered. If you have very large implants, there may be a chance that your tissue has lost its elasticity and, in those cases, a breast lift is advised.

What Should I Expect During Recovery From a Breast Explant?

You should plan on taking a couple of days off from your normal routine to just stay home and relax. After breast explant surgery you will be placed in a comfortable surgical bra. If you are uncomfortable, Dr. Macias can prescribe pain medication to take during this time. Heavy lifting and exercise must be avoided for at least three weeks. Once you start to move around more, you may realize that you get tired a bit easier. If your job requires a lot of standing or activity, you might consider taking additional days off to recover.

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Are There Any Risks With a Breast Explant?

As with any surgery, there are risks. Dr. Macias is a highly trained and skilled plastic surgeon that has decades of experience and will take every precaution to ensure your safety. If you have any concerns, Dr. Macias will take the time to address all of your questions. When you are ready, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best and safest breast implant removal Marina del Rey has to offer.


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Safety Policy Update Regarding COVID-19


Dear Patients,

Here at Aesthetic MdR there is nothing more important to us than your health and safety. We are following these in-office safety guidelines:

  • If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or have a temperature of 100 degrees or greater we ask that you reschedule your appointment.
  • Our patient schedules will be adjusted to minimize your time in the reception area to allow for adequate social distancing. The timing of your arrival is very important. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment. If you are late for your appointment we will reschedule you for another day.
  • Our providers will closely adhere to allotted appointment times and will not be able to extend the length of your visit.
  • Please arrive alone for your appointment.
  • Upon your arrival, a team member will take your temperature and will ask that you complete a short questionnaire regarding your recent health and travel activity.
  • We will be taking walk-ins for Vitamin B12 injections only.
  • Please wash your hands thoroughly upon arriving at our office.
  • All patients must wear a mask while in our office.
  • Our waiting room will be set up to accommodate social distancing and all magazines, books, etc. will be removed.

We are available by phone and email during this time and can answer any questions you may have. Our staff are scheduling Virtual Consultations and Appointments. Please feel free to call our office at (424) 375-6580.

— Dr. Macias & Staff

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