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Breast Implant Replacement & Revision in Beverly Hills: What You Need to Know

Breast Implant Removal and Replacement Surgery may be performed for a variety of reasons, such as implant rupture or leak, capsular contracture, drooping, visible rippling, desiring change in size, desiring change from textured to smooth implant, or saline to silicone (or vice versa), or as a maintenance procedure for old implants. It is also an option to remove the implants and not replace them. If scar tissue has hardened around the breast implant, this may also be removed during the procedure.


First, you will meet with Dr. Anita to share your concerns and discuss the results that you hope to achieve. This will be followed by a review of your medical history and a focused physical exam. Breast implant removal and replacement requires a consultation to assess the amount of volume present naturally versus via the implants, discuss the new goal size or shape, and plan for what current problems need to be addressed, if any are present.

Dr. Anita will then go over the risks and activity restrictions, and give you time to ask questions. Prior to the surgery, you will fill out consent forms.

Breast implant removal typically involves removing the breast implant through the same incision via which they were placed, and may also involve partial or total capsulectomy (removal of scar tissue), and/or breast lift, depending on the circumstances. If implants are being replaced, the new implants will be inserted via the same incision.

General anesthesia will be administered for this surgery and we recommend that you arrange to have someone drive you to and from the surgery appointment.


1-4 hours depending on the extent of the procedure.




Post-op Activity

Walking same day is encouraged. Avoid strenuous activity for 6 weeks.

Return to work

1 week

Please Note: These are general estimates that may or may not apply to you individually.


Payments for nonsurgical treatments are made prior to or on the date of service, and payments for surgery are required to be paid in full 3 weeks prior to the surgical date.

We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, and cashier checks. We also work with two third-party financing companies, Care Credit and Alphaeon Credit. You can find more information and apply for credit online using the links below.




During your consultation, Dr. Anita will take time to learn more about your motivations and goals, understand your concerns, and discuss the treatment in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam in order to determine the best plan to reach your goals, and make sure you are a good candidate for surgery. Before surgery, you will also have the opportunity to “try on” different implant sizes, and see and feel different silicone and saline implant options.


The day of surgery, Dr. Anita will meet with you in the preoperative area, review the planned procedure and implant sizes, and mark the surgical site. This is also a time for you to go over any additional questions you may have prior to surgery.


After surgery, you will be provided with postoperative care instructions, and instructions for follow-up. Dr. Anita will see you for the first postoperative visit 1-2 days after surgery and place you into a post-surgical bra, with an additional visit the week after for drain removal if appropriate. Additional postoperative visits are typically spaced at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do breast implants last forever?

Breast implants are not expected to last a lifetime, and are not considered permanent lifetime devices.

How long are breast implants good for?

There is no exact number of years that applies to each patient. The general guideline is to expect to change the implants every 10 years. That being said, if a complication were to arise earlier than that, the time would obviously be shorter in that circumstance. On the other hand, if one has no problems with the implants and no desire to change any other aspect of the breasts at 10 years, then they can be left in place longer with appropriate monitoring as directed.

How long do saline breast implants last?

While the general guideline is to expect to change the implants every 10 years, if you are not having any symptoms or issues at 10 years, you can keep saline implants in longer.

How often should breast implants be replaced?

In general, one should expect to replace implants approximately every 10 years. The exact amount of time varies according to implant type and individual circumstances.

How often does breast augmentation need to be redone?

One should expect to replace implants approximately every 10 years, possibly waiting longer if there are no other issues. They may also last less long if issues do arise, such as leak or rupture or capsular contracture.

Will breastfeeding ruin my implants?

While breastfeeding does not ruin implants themselves, it can definitely cause a change in the amount and location of the breast tissue, the laxity or looseness of the skin, and degree of drooping present. All of these may contribute to wanting breast implant revision with or without a lift, but they do not always result in changes that require surgery.

Do breast implants sag over time?

It is normal for breast tissue to change with age and develop more sagging, and breast implants may or may not sag to the same degree. If the implant does not sag and the breast tissue does, then a breast lift can be done without changing the implants (though if they are old, it is a good time to change them). Large, heavy implants can contribute to greater sagging or faster sagging, especially in cases where the skin that has poor elasticity or the implant is out of proportion to the frame and creating extra stress on the body.

How much does breast implant replacement cost?

The cost for breast implant removal and replacement surgery will depend on many factors, including type of implants, and if you require additional procedures such as breast lift. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary Pre-Consult Phone Call with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310-205-0212. During that phone call, important information will be discussed and ballpark pricing will be provided.

Client Reviews

" Dear Dr. Patel, June, and Zuny. Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion with me during and after my accident. I feel as though you saved me from disfigurement and I am SO grateful... Thank you for making my accident easer to put in the past. All my best. "


" The fabulous Dr. Anita Patel, thank you so much for my new boobies! I am so happy with the results and already feel so much more confident. You truly made me feel comfortable every step of the way. You are a master at what you do and I am so honored to have gotten work done by you! I adore you tons. xxxo "


" Dr. Patel, thank you so much once again! You saved me at an all time low. "


" Dr. Patel, I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me! Your gentle kindness is greatly appreciated. I love the New Me and it is all because of you! Warm Regards. "


" I would like to say that Dr. Patel and her medical and office staff are professional and courteous. From my initial consultation visit until the present which is post-surgery 3 months. They smile and look you in the eye. They make you feel comfortable enough to express your true desire for your appearance and they sincerely endeavor to give to you the closest possible result. Dr. Patel and her team took such good care of me. She anticipated my needs and was attentive to my wound care and pain maintenance. I am pleased with my tummy and thighplasty. I am looking forward to next year when I continue with a breast reduction and lift and upper arms. "


" Dr. Patel and her staff are absolutely AMAZING!!! After having my lap-band in 2009, I was ready to get rid of my loose skin for good! I decided to have a tummy tuck and a thigh lift. =) I met with 5 different surgeons before I was referred to Dr. Anita Patel. She was finally the one!!!! Her assistant Jenny is just as amazing as she is!!! I was super nervous about having these two procedures done, but I had Dr. Patel and Jenny right there the whole way!!! They went above and beyond to meet all of my concerns. =) I had my surgeries 11 days ago and I am super happy with my results so far!!! I can't wait to see them when I am fully recovered! I will be having a breast lift/augmentation next! Everyone from the front desk to the operating room are just AMAZING!!!! "


" Dr. Patel made me so comfortable. She is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to everyone! "


" I had my lap band surgery three years ago now I was ready for my tummy tuck. But from the horror stories I heard I kept putting it off. I went to see two other doctors and wasn't happy, until I met Dr. Patel and her amazing staff. The first day I met them I knew I wanted her to be the one to do my surgery for me. Everyone was fantastic from Dr. Patel's staff to the after care. "


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" Dr. Patel is a great Doctor. From the very first phone call with Jenny, Dr. Patel's Coordinator, I felt very comfortable. When I went for the 1st appointment in Newport Beach, I was very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Patel and Jenny. They took time discussing the procedures and options and put my mind at ease. I had a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift with Implants. The surgery day went great and I am so happy with the results. I would recommend her to my family and friends and will use her for any future cosmetic surgeries I may have. Thank you Dr. Patel!! "


" Dr. Patel is absolutely amazing! I interviewed many surgeons and no one could touch her compassionate, genuine personality. Dr. Patel takes her time during the consultation, you are never rushed. She is very detailed when explaining the procedures, prep and recovery. She is real... not pretentious, no inflated ego and zero God complex. Dr. Patel cares about every person who takes the time to come to her clinic. Throughout my pre-op, surgery and post-op Dr. Patel's exceptional care was displayed without waiver. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone considering the services of a PS to contact her... it will be worth your time. Thank you Dr. Patel!!!!! "


" You give so much of yourself in the kindness you show and the lives you touch. Wish that all the goodness you share comes back to you. Thank you for everything you have done for me. "


" Words cannot express how thankful I am for you. You really have helped to change my life for the better, and gave me the body I knew was under there somewhere... making it all happen truly renews my faith that there are great people out there. You are an artist and I am so happy to have you in my life... "


" Dr. Patel, Jenny, Nicole, and staff, I have enjoyed every moment with each of you and I thank you again for making the entire process of my surgery at Rox Surgery Center such a joy and success. You're all the best!!... "


" You are an amazing surgeon I am so glad I found you. I am more than happy with the results. It is better than I could have ever imagined. Your staff Jenny and nurse Zarina were so caring and made me feel comfortable with the whole process... Thank you so much... "


" There really isn't a way to explain what this surgery has meant to me. It is the final step of a really long and hard emotional journey... From the bottom of my heart thank you for making me look like I feel. Your talent is amazing!... "


" I was extremely happy with everyone. The whole staff was helpful and very personable. Dr. Patel you are amazing!!... I would recommend you to anyone looking for a breast augmentation. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!... "


" Thank you and your staff so much for making me feel so special and taking such good care of me. I can tell you love what you do... "


I just wanted to thank you for taking such great care of me before, during, and after my surgery. It meant a lot to know I wasn't just another patient coming through. I'll actually miss seeing you once all is said and done!... "


" I've wanted to do this my whole life. Thank you for being so kind and holding my hand through this experience. I am so grateful I found you... "


" Thank you for taking the time to listen. I am so happy with my results! I wish I had done it sooner... "


" Thank you so much for taking care of me. Your kindness is greatly appreciated... "


" Words cannot express my gratitude for your expertise... I was in need of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and no where near Beverly Hills! It was nice of you to work at the hospital that day!! Thank you... "


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