Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Sees Marked Increased in Breast Implant Removal Procedures at his Practice

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Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad of Dr. J Plastic Surgery says that patients alarmed at cancer concerns and last summer’s Allergan recall should know that explantation is an extremely effective and safe procedure.

Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., aka Dr. J.

The good news for women who have had textured implants and who are worried about possible health impacts or other issues is that explanation is an extremely safe procedure with an excellent prognosis on more than one level

A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon says that interest from prospective patients regarding explanation (i.e., implant removal) procedures has skyrocketed since last July. That was when pharma giant Allergan issued a global voluntary recall of its Biocell textured breast implants. The recall was based on a government warning regarding a rare cancer called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL). Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., aka Dr. J, says that, while he has never used textured implants on his primary breast augmentation patients, he has removed a very large number of them with consistently outstanding results.

“The good news for women who have had textured implants and who are worried about possible health impacts or other issues is that explanation is an extremely safe procedure with an excellent prognosis on more than one level,” says Dr. J. “The procedure is called En Bloc Capsulectomy. All that means is that the procedure allows us to safely remove the entire capsule without any contact with the surrounding tissues. Patients are free to make their own decision about what they would like to do next. If they feel like they prefer to do without breast augmentation, for the time being, that’s not a problem. On the other hand, they have plenty of options if they want to get new implants,” says Dr. J.

“Many patients take the opportunity to fine-tune their prior results by going for a larger or a smaller implant and they are typically very pleased with their final outcomes,” says Dr. J. The plastic surgeon adds that, in the absence of any immediate concerns, there is no right or wrong answer to whether women with textured implants should have them removed. However, women should understand they have the option and the procedure is not only safe but typically has a relatively short recovery time.

“At the same time, of course, it’s also important to go to an experienced and skilled surgeon,” says Dr. J. “My very strong advice is that prospective patients should seek only board-certified plastic surgeons. People don’t always realize that plastic surgery is one of the most demanding of all medical disciplines. It’s important to know that your surgeon has undergone rigorous training both in terms of physical safety as well as the ultimate aesthetic outcome,” he adds. “The safety and health of our patients is always a priority. We offer our patients a comprehensive consultation to allow them to make a well-informed decision. We have had many patients who have felt much better after explantation,” Dr. J said.

Dr. J’s qualifications as a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon double board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery can be seen online along with testimonials and before-and-after photos. Interested readers can call (310) 228-3151.

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