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Category: Implant Removal

A Mammogram Doesn’t Always Detect a Rupture

Posted On: March 16, 2018 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

A few weeks ago I had a 54-year-old female come into my office due to her left breast losing volume. During the consultation, she stated she had recently had a mammogram screening and that the report showed the saline implants were intact. The two pre-op photos to the left clearly show that deflation of the […]

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Implant Removal Due To Symmastia

Posted On: October 31, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

I was presented with a female who was looking to remove her breast implants.  During the consultation, she expressed how her implants had changed in appearance over the years.  I explained to her that she was experiencing a condition call symmastia, which is a rare occurrence. Symmastia is when the implants appear to merge, leaving […]

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Ruptured Breast Implant Over 40 Years Old

Posted On: October 19, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Weekly in my Beverly Hills surgery center, I perform breast revision surgery due to implant ruptures. However, it is not often that I come across implants that are over 40 years old. This past month I was removing an implant, which I knew was placed in the late 70s, and to my surprise, the implant […]

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Pregnant With Ruptured Saline Implant

Posted On: September 11, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

A 40-year-old African American female presented was five months pregnant when she realized that her left, nine-year-old Allergan 420 cc saline implant had ruptured. Due to her pregnancy and breastfeeding after giving birth, she waited 14 months to replace the implant. During our consultation, I suggested that this patient should undergo a breast revision as […]

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Breast Explant On The Rise

Posted On: August 04, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Back a few months ago there was an article in New Beauty that stated, “A new trend is on the rise of women requesting breast ‘explants,’ aka, having their implants removed”. Here in my Beverly Hills practice, I perform this procedure often. In fact, a few years ago I developed a specific website (www.implantremoval.net) to help […]

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Explantation & Breast Reduction With Lift

Posted On: March 10, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

The female patient presented was looking to have her breast implants removed and wanting to improve her breast appearance without placing new implants. During her examination, she expressed she was hoping to have a breast lift and reduction. After discussing her expectations, we agreed to perform an explantation (implant removal), mammoplasty (reduction), and mastopexy (breast lift). […]

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Breast Surgeries Prior To Holiday Season

Posted On: December 08, 2016 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

As the holiday season approaches, my Beverly Hills practice always seems to be very busy when it comes to breast surgeries. This year is no exception, as my operating room staff and I performed seven breast surgeries yesterday. Those procedures included two breast implant revision surgeries due to ruptured saline implants, two breast implant revision surgeries due to capsular […]

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CRYSTAL HEFNER’S REMOVAL OF BREAST IMPLANTS FROM HER MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Posted On: July 28, 2016 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Recently, an article on Yahoo.com, July 21, 2016, indicated that Crystal Hefner, wife of Hugh Hefner, and Playboy model in the past, had removed her silicone implants because of debilitating and burning pain of which she stated included, “cognitive dysfunction, incapacitating fatigue, burning bladder, pain and recurrent infections.”  She claims to have removed her implants […]

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37 Year Old Female With A Ruptured Implant

Posted On: July 22, 2016 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

A 37-year-old African American female presented with a ruptured implant. The ruptured implant was a lower profile saline and was about ten years old. During the consultation, we discussed not only removing the implants but also what her goals were after her breast revision surgery. After setting the expectation, we decide to replace the old […]

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