Newport Beach Breast Implant Removal by Dr. Juris Bunkis of OC Plastic Surgery*

Procedure Details

This healthy female in her mid sixties, had developed severe capsular contractures 25 years after insertion of silicone breast implants. Her breasts were now rock hard and painful and she was "now over them". She was in a stable relationship and wished to have her implants removed. She saw Dr. Juris Bunkis of Orange County Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, California, told him she wished to have her implants removed and that she was worried that she would be very droopy afterward. A breast lift was discussed but Dr. Bunkis explained that it was impossible in advance to predict how much the skin would shrink and that it was best to first remove the implants and to do the lift later if it was desirable to do so. The patient concurred Dr. Bunkis performed a capsulectomy (removal of scar tissue around the implants - if this is not done, the pocket around the implant might not obliterate and could fill with fluid in the future) and removed her implants. A year later, her skin had retracted and she was quite pleased with her result and has not required a breast lift. She was much smaller than before the implant removal and had to buy some new clothes but was very happy with the results because her breasts now felt natural and did not hurt.


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*Actual patients of Dr. Bunkis. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.