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Breast Implant Removal in Beverly Hills

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Patients in Beverly Hills, CA may choose to have removal and replacement of your implants with Dr. Betty Kim for a variety of reasons. Breast implants are not permanent devices meant to be in your body forever. After augmentation, the life of an implant is 10 to 15 years and there is an expectation that at some point, you will need a removal and replacement operation. This is secondary to a finite risk of device failure (with saline, implants rupture is easily detected by sudden deflation of the implant but can be more difficult to detect with silicone implants) as well as a risk of capsular contracture (scar forming around the implant causing deformity and possibly pain) and migration resulting in malposition each year.

Alternatively, you may have undergone breast augmentation with saline implants during a time when silicone was not available for cosmetic breast augmentation.  You may wish to have your saline implants exchanged for silicone implants as a personal preference.