Silicone Removal From Breasts in Beverly Hills, CA

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What Is Silicone Injection Removal From The Breasts?

Silicone is a lab-created material made from silicon, carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Once thought to be a non-toxic aesthetic treatment option, silicone injections in the face and body became a very popular low-cost alternative to plastic surgery. However, the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has now warned that silicone injections can travel to other parts of the body and cause a variety of serious health concerns. These can include deformity, severe pain, infections, scarring, and even possibly organ failure and cancer. That's why Dr. Timothy Katzen offers silicone injection removal for multiple body areas, including the breasts.

Although it is an involved procedure, Dr. Katzen's skill and experience allow him to use advanced procedures like UVASS (Ultrasound-Guided VASER-Assisted Silicone Suction) and direct excision to effectively remove potentially harmful silicone from the breasts. If you're in the Beverly Hills, CA area and are experiencing problems stemming from silicone injections in the breasts or you simply want it removed, please contact J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills to schedule a private consultation. Let Dr. Katzen help protect your health while improving your look with a personalized silicone injection removal plan.

How Does Silicone Removal From The Breasts Work?

Silicone removal from the breasts starts with a one-on-one private consultation with Dr. Katzen. He will examine you and listen to your concerns. Depending on your needs, he will then work with you to create a customized treatment plan that will use either UVASS or direct excision. Dr. Katzen may also review breast implant or fat transfer options to enhance the appearance of your breasts after surgery.

UVASS, or ultrasound-guided VASER-assisted silicone suction, uses ultrasound imaging to locate the silicone. Then, tumescent fluid (saline, lidocaine, and a vasoconstrictor) is injected into the treatment area to make removal easier, numb the area, and reduce bleeding. When ready, the VASER surgical instrument is used to dissolve the scar tissue and silicone, allowing it to be safely and effectively suctioned out.

Direct excision makes a small incision in the treatment area, allowing Dr. Katzen to cut away the scar tissue, silicone, and any diseased tissue. He will then reassemble the healthy tissue to ensure a pleasing aesthetic outcome.

My experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen is wonderful. His surgical skills are top notch and he has great bedside manner. I have had 3 procedures with Dr. Katzen and happy with all three.

K.Y. Google

Dr. Katzen is amazing. His knowledge and bedside banner area impeccable. He kept me informed every step of the way. His staff is just as impressive, they are patient and responsive 24hrs a day. He is great with the bariatric patient community, he knows how to get rid of our loose skin and hide all the scars. Thank you for all your help!

C.R. Google

My self-esteem and confidence have already improved by milestones - I normally don't write reviews but Dr. J Timothy Katzen and his team have gone above and beyond my expectations. I had gastric sleeve surgery and lost a total of 125 pounds. I kept convincing myself that I don't need plastic or reconstructive surgery. I figured I was healthy, and excess skin and fat is something I could live with. Boy was I wrong. Looking at my flabs and wrinkled skin was a bad reminder of my old obese self, the person I wanted to move on from. I had such low self-esteem when I was obese. I found Dr. J Timothy Katzen through Real Self and had no doubt he is the right surgeon for my situation. Dr. Katzen was the clear choice because of how many before and after pictures he had, the number of great reviews, the questions and answers, the videos, and his credentials, I mean I can go on forever. I felt super confident in my decision and sure enough, he delivered. Dr. Katzen did a circumferential body lift and I could not be more pleased with the results and care I received from everyone. I am forever grateful for how Dr. Katzen transformed my body. My self-esteem and confidence have already improved by milestones.

N. RealSelf

A miracle worker - I look like an improved version of myself - If I could give 10 stars I would. Dr. Katzen is by far the best doctor I've ever encountered. His bedside manner is impeccable and he never made me feel rushed in my appointments with him, answering every question I had. I came to him to finish my weight loss transformation after losing 150 lbs resulting in a lot of excess skin. I had 2 rounds of surgery combining several procedures together; round 1 was lower body lift with muscle repair, neck lipo, and medial thigh lift and round 2 was arm lift with horizontal back lift, breast lift, and augmentation. It was a lot and recovery was intense but Katzen and his staff always made sure that I was well taken care of and supported every step of the way. My results are beyond anything I ever imagined Dr. Katzen truly is an artist but most importantly he didn't try to sell me on procedures I didn't need and he tailored my surgeries for the best results so I look like an improved version of myself and not lot a plastic doll off the assembly lot. I'm so grateful to Dr. Katzen and his amazing staff.

K. RealSelf

Changed my life - Thank you Dr Katzen and his team for all your kindness and hard work. I'm so grateful I found you. I just couldn't live another year of this. Like I said I have tons of friends in the silicone community and I know it's a rush when you first start to mod journey and you don't really think of the consequence or long term problems. Like I said I started penis and ball enhancement about 17 years ago and it was fun at first...until it wasn't. I know a lot of guys who don't like their silicone but think if they just keep getting more at least they'll have enormous junk and guys or maybe even girls, will love that. But if you're not happy with your results and WISH you could take it back, I recommend giving Dr Katzen a call. He didn't judge me and made me feel comfortable right from the start. He has an awesome bedside manner. When he said he could make me look 85-90 percent better I cried. A lot of you guys might know me as LAmeatpacker from all the silicone groups, so you know you can trust me. You'll know when it's time to make the call. I'm looking forward to healing and not having infections on vacation, not having time sucking TSA dramas, to buying pants off the rack, and not paying for custom made, wearing shorts and tights again at the gym, and not having to sit down to piss. Thanks again Dr Katzen you changed my life.

G. RealSelf


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What Are the Benefits of Silicone Injection Removal from the Breasts?

Reduction of Symptoms: Silicone injections can cause various symptoms such as pain, discomfort, swelling, and hardness in the breast tissue. Removal can alleviate these symptoms and improve the individual's overall quality of life

Improved Aesthetic Appearance: Silicone injection removal may lead to a more natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance of the breasts

Reduced Risk of Complications: By removing the injected silicone material, the risk of further complications, such as infection, migration of silicone, and formation of granulomas, is minimized

Silicone removal from breasts is typically considered for individuals who are experiencing complications from previous silicone breast implants. The decision to remove silicone can stem from a variety of reasons, including both medical and personal preferences. Implant complications, such as silicone implant rupture, leakage, or capsular contracture may prompt removal. Health concerns and symptoms like fatigue, chronic pain, and allergic reactions may be reported by some patients with implants, which manufacturers say should be replaced or removed every 10 to 15 years. Still, some patients may choose to remove their implants as a preventive measure if they have concerns about long-term health effects, even if they are currently not experiencing any problems.

Remove Unwanted Silicone To Protect Your Health

If you have silicone injections in your breasts that are causing health issues, or you want to avoid future complications, silicone removal at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills offers safe and effective treatment options. Using UVASS or direct excision, Dr. Timothy Katzen can remove silicone injections from your breasts to create a better look and improve your health and well-being. If you're in the Beverly Hills, CA area, contact our office today to learn more and schedule a private consultation.

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What can patients expect during the consultation for silicone injection removal?

During the consultation, Dr.  Katzen takes a patient-centered approach at his practice. He'll start by discussing your medical history and the issues you're experiencing with silicone injections in your breasts. After a thorough examination, Dr. Katzen will talk through your concerns and goals before creating a custom treatment plan. 

Can silicone removal from the breasts impact future breast surgeries?

Yes, silicone injection removal from the breasts can impact future breast surgeries. Dr. Katzen's expertise in performing complex removal procedures like UVASS or direct excision is essential in preparing the breasts for any potential future surgeries. After the removal, the breast tissue needs time to heal. If a patient decides on further cosmetic enhancements such as breast augmentation or a breast lift, Dr. Katzen can discuss the appropriate timing and options during the recovery period to plan for any future procedures safely.

What post-operative care is necessary after silicone injection removal?

Post-operative care is pivotal for a successful recovery after silicone injection removal. Dr. Katzen will provide detailed instructions tailored to your specific procedure. Generally, patients can expect to wear a special supportive garment, manage pain with prescribed medications, and follow guidelines for rest and activity levels. Regular follow-up appointments are also important to monitor the healing process, ensure the best aesthetic results, and maintain the safety and health of the patient.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.