As highly respected and nationally recognized experts for breast revision procedures, Thousand Oaks plastic surgeons Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark are able to remove the implant and reconstruct the breast from within to ensure you’re extremely happy with the appearance of your natural chest after surgery.

Common reasons for removing breast implants

There are a variety of reasons women choose to remove their breast implants, including:

Dissatisfaction with the appearance of their breasts

In many cases, women chose to undergo implant removal with Westlake Village plastic surgeons Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark because the appearance of their breasts does not match their expectations or because they desire a more subtle and natural appearance.

Capsular contracture

A common and significant breast implant complication, capsular contracture results in hardened, distorted and painful breasts. To successfully treat the condition and prevent a recurrence, surgery is required to remove the implant. In some cases women choose not to replace their implants with new ones while other times they do.

Weight gain

When women gain weight after having a breast augmentation and are unable to return to the body size they were prior to surgery, their breasts can become disproportionately large for their body. Either removing the implant, or replacing it with a smaller one can help maintain a proportionate appearance.

Deformed implants

If your implants have ruptured or become deformed, they will need to be surgically removed to restore a natural and appealing overall look.

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An overview of breast implant removal

To help you prepare for a breast implant removal, Thousand Oaks plastic surgeons Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark will thoroughly explain what you can expect from surgery during your initial consultation. During that time, he will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations to ensure an optimal outcome.

If you decide to receive breast implant removal in Thousand Oaks with Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark, your surgery will be customized based on your unique needs. However, most patients benefit from having their breasts enhanced once the implant is removed to ensure a pleasing final outcome. To that end, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark will tighten loose breast tissue to ensure your breasts are perky after surgery. If you possess a significant amount of loose skin, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark may also recommend a breast lift to remove any excess volume that may interfere with an impeccable surgical outcome.

What to expect during recovery

Although breast implant removal is an emotionally significant surgery, you should not expect a substantial recovery period. Most patients have very minimal post-operative pain and swelling, which can be easily managed with the pain medication prescribed by Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark. Most patients feel well enough to return to work within one week, however, you are advised to avoid exercise, strenuous activity, and heavy lifting for at least three weeks. In most cases, you should be able to resume all of your normal activities six weeks after your Westlake Village breast implant removal. Dr. Schwartz, Dr. Stark, and their staff will provide you with specific guidance during your post-operative appointments.

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Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz A nationally recognized breast surgeon.

Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural. A leading national authority in his field, Dr. Schwartz’s expertise in breast enhancement and other plastic surgery procedures is beyond compare. He’s a national educator for Sientra and Mentor Corporations anatomical breast implants and routinely trains other leading surgeons on how to achieve optimal results during their procedures. He also teaches his techniques and procedures on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.

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Meet Dr. Jennifer Stark

Dr. Jennifer Stark is genuinely an artist with a keen eye for detail when it comes to the human body. With expert-level training as a painter, sculptor, and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stark sculpts the face, breasts, and body with precision to achieve the desired cosmetic transformation.

With care and attention to her patient's aesthetic goals, Dr. Stark delivers results that enhance their natural look while helping them feel more confident in their lives. She takes pride in her surgical artistry, knowing you will love how you look. In Dr. Stark's care, you can rest assured that you will receive a top-notch patient experience where you feel like you are part of the family.

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If you are unhappy with your breast implants and would like to have them removed, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz in Calabasas today. During that meeting, he will carefully evaluate your breasts while listening closely to your concerns, goals and desired results. From there, he will compose a custom treatment plan designed to remove your current implants and reveal the naturally full breasts you desire.

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