Why Choose Breast Implant Removal?

In some cases, breast implant removal may be the right choice if the breast implants are causing unwanted side effects. Breast implant removal may be right for you if:

  • You have capsular contracture, or shrinkage of natural scar tissue. 
  • The breast implant is leaking. 
  • There is a buildup of calcium around the breast implant. 
  • The breast implants have shifted or moved from their original position. 
  • You are experiencing unwanted pain due to the breast implants. 
  • The implants have changed shape over time, affecting their appearance. 
  • You don’t feel comfortable with your breast implants any longer. 


Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal?

You are an excellent candidate for breast implant removal if: 

  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding. 
  • You have realistic expectations.
  • You are dissatisfied with your breast implants. 
  • You are experiencing pain due to your breast implants. 

Taking the First Steps 

If you are ready to learn more about breast implant removal in the San Fernando Valley, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanders. During your consultation, he will discuss the procedure details, including what you should do before and after the operation, and your surgery expectations. 

Additionally, Dr. Sanders will examine your breasts and ask questions to better understand why breast implant removal surgery may be the right option for you. 

Furthermore, a consultation is also the best place to ask questions or express any concerns you may have regarding the procedure. Dr. Sanders is here to make sure you feel comfortable moving forward and trust in his skill to provide the best possible breast implant removal results.

Meet Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon 

Dr. Sanders is a trusted board-certified plastic surgeon that has helped thousands of individuals of all ages, gender identities, and ethnicities achieve their aesthetic and cosmetic goals. 

With almost three decades of plastic surgery experience and an education background featuring some of the most prestigious medical organizations in the world, including Harvard Medical School and UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Sanders profoundly understands how to combine surgical precision and aesthetic artistry for beautiful, natural results. 

He is proud to serve patients throughout the San Fernando Valley and is passionate about helping them look and feel their best. 

Meet Dr. George Sanders

About Dr. Sanders

The Breast Implant Removal Process Explained

During a breast implant removal procedure, you will first be put under deep sedation anesthesia to alleviate any discomfort during the surgery. 

Next, Dr. Sanders will make an incision either under your breast along the lower fold or an incision around or below the areola. 

Once the incisions are made, Dr. Sanders then draws on his years of experience to carefully remove the breast implants without affecting the surrounding tissue and skin. After the breast implants are removed, he will close the incisions using sutures, adhesives, tapes, or clips. 

Recovery And Aftercare

Following the procedure, you will likely have gauze dressing or bandages, and you may have drains, which are thin tubes temporarily placed under the skin to allow drainage of excess blood or fluids. 

Additionally, Dr. Sanders will likely recommend you wear a surgical bra for added support, and may recommend compressions garments to reduce swelling. 

Before the surgery, Dr. Sanders will give you specific instructions on what you can expect after your individual breast implant procedure, including what medications he recommends, how to care for your surgical site, and when you should schedule a follow-up appointment. It is important to follow his post-op aftercare plan for optimal healing and a smooth recovery.

Breast Implant Removal FAQs

  • What Is Breast Implant Illness?

    Breast implant illness (BII) is a condition that some women may experience after undergoing breast augmentation. It refers to a wide range of symptoms, which can be anywhere from mild to extremely severe. These symptoms include: 

    • Chronic fatigue
    • Chest pain and respiratory issues
    • Cognitive problems (i.e., headaches, brain fog, inability to concentrate)
    • Joint and muscle pain 
    • Body aches 
    • Hair loss 
    • Insomnia 
    • Skin rashes 
    • Depression 

    These symptoms may start to appear within months after surgery or may take several years to show up. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, Dr. Sanders is here to help you restore your quality of life with breast implant removal in the San Fernando Valley.

  • Are There Any Risks Involved with Implant Removal?

    As with any surgery, there are certain risks you should be aware of. Risks associated with breast implant removal surgery include bleeding, infection, numbness or changes in nipple sensation, scarring, breast asymmetry, loose skin, and seroma (fluid collection where the implant was). 

    While these risks may sound alarming, Dr. Sanders is highly experienced and exceptionally skilled in performing safe and effective breast implant removal surgery that minimizes these risks and maximizes your results.

You’re in Good Hands with Dr. Sanders

A Harvard Medical School-educated and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanders performs a wide variety of plastic and reconstructive procedures in the San Fernando Valley. He draws on his thirty years of plastic surgery experience and aesthetic artistry skills to deliver remarkable results. 

Dr. Sanders is committed to helping his patients achieve their desired goals through personalized treatment plans and providing the highest care and service for an exceptional experience. If you are ready to look and feel your best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanders today by calling (818) 981-3333.