Newport Beach Capsulectomy and Implant Exchange by Dr. Juris Bunkis of OCPS*

Procedure Details

This otherwise healthy female in her mid sixties was seen by Dr. Juris Bunkis of Orange County Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, California for concerns about her painful, rock hard breasts. She had had silicone implants inserted almost 40 years earlier and had been told by her physician for years that mammograms have shown her subglandular (on top of the pectoral muscles) implants were ruptured and the surrounding scar tissue was severely calcified. Dr. Bunkis concurred with the family physician that the old implants and scar tissue should be removed and gave the patient to option of leaving her implants out or inserting new ones. The patient chose to have slightly larger silicone implants inserted. Dr. Bunkis was able to excise the entire capsule (scar tissue surrounding the implant) intact and to remove it and the implants without spilling any silicone in the patient. He made new pockets under her pectoral muscles and inserted 300 cc, Mentor, moderate profile, smooth gel silicone implants. She was very pleased with her results and remains completely soft five years later.


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