Explantation Doctor Qualifications?

Is it important to find a dr who has explanted before or can I go see my original dr, because he hasn't explanted so I wanted to know if that's a important factor?

Doctor Answers 7

Explantation Doctor Qualifications?

A surgeon capable of doing a breast augmentation can be trusted with an explantation. It is a simple procedure.

All the best. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Explantation surgeon

A surgeon that performs breast augmentation should be albe to perform explantation surgery realtively easily.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Qualifications for Plastic Surgeon to do Explantation

Thank you for your question. You should see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon as they are the ones who have actually done a residency focusing on cosmetic/plastic surgery. Other surgeons can and have done this procedure successfully, but they are a very diverse skill level. Safety is in seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Qualifications for Explantation of Implants

Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon should be able to remove your implants for you.  If you feel more comfortable consulting with another surgeon before making your decision, that is an also an acceptable option because as with any surgery, you need to have confidence in your surgeon.

Andrew Smith, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Explantation Doctor Qualifications?

Any plastic surgeon that does breast augmentation and/or reconstruction is capable of doing explantation.

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
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Choosing Best Plastic Surgeon for Breast implant Removal?

I think that you should feel comfortable with your plastic surgeon if he can demonstrate significant experience with breast implant surgery.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Explanting Implants

  Removing breast implants, if no other alteration is necessary, is not a difficult procedure.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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