Can You Remove Saline From Breast Implants to Reduce Size?

Many women undergo breast augmentation surgery because they want breasts that are more aesthetically pleasing by adding more volume and symmetry. It is not uncommon for a woman to receive a set of breast implants and then realize they actually want larger breasts, prompting them to seek out their plastic surgeon. Adding saline to breast implants is very possible, but can you remove saline from a breast implant if you decide the breasts you wanted are too large for your preferences?

Yes, Plastic Surgeons Can Remove Saline From Breast Implants

Reducing the size of breast implants by removing saline is also possible. However, it is not a desirable option depending on how long it has been since your operation.

Dr. Golshani, a Los Angeles breast revision surgeon, responded to a concerned user on who had an operation performed 6 months ago from the time she asked her question of removing saline from an implant. Her concern was that one of her implants had appeared larger than the other, prompting her to seek treatment.

Dr. Golshani’s response: “Six months is the usual minimum waiting period required before going back for a revision. Although this must be assessed based on the patient’s physical examination. Removing saline from an implant may damage the port at the time of tubing insertion into the hub, but this is a rare event. Nevertheless, it should be discussed before surgery. Also, under-filling and over-filling of an implant beyond required volumes must be considered and discussed. under-filling increases leak rate later on and can also present with rippling on later physical examination. Overfilling can also increase leak rate and an unnatural look.”

The Best Answers Are Given In-Person

Seeking answers online can be one way to gain insight into your problem, but ultimately questions of this matter should be expressed in person to a board certified surgeon who can evaluate your breast implants without having to take guesses from what can be seen in pictures. It is too hard to receive trustworthy advice online or from friends and family who are not professionals.

Dr. Golshani loves to answer his patients’ concerns, whether in person or online at, but ultimately knows that the best advice he can give is to make an appointment with the plastic surgeon who performed the surgery and consult with them on what steps should be taken next.

Asymmetrical Breasts: Should I Get Breast Reduction or Breast Lift?

Don’t wait around to make a decision. Seek advice from a professional!

Breast asymmetry, or uneven breasts, is a legitimate concern that many women have. Truth is: many women have asymmetrical breasts and its all a matter of how much difference there really is. Women will analyze their breast shape in the mirror only to find that one breast hangs, or droops, further than the other. The main question patients are confused on is whether or not they should receive a breast reduction or breast lift in attempting to fix uneven breasts?

Board Certified Breast Reduction Surgeon Responds

Breast reduction surgery can alter the way your breasts look, having them appear even and symmetrical, but Dr. Golshani specifically mentions “it is generally a belief that severe breast asymmetry does not completely disappear after breast reduction, for example in cases where breast differences are partly due to underlying rib shape differences”.

Other patients believe that breast reduction is what caused their breasts to appear asymmetrical. While it is possible this could occur, it’s also very common for many breast reduction patients to panic after only a few weeks when they begin scrutinizing their breasts in the mirror. Dr. Golshani advises “two weeks after breast reduction surgery is too early to make a judgment on the final result. Make sure your surgeon is aware of your concern and get examined to express your concern.”

The main takeaway here is that it takes several weeks for a full recovery and you shouldn’t jump to conclusions until the full recovery period has elapsed. Your surgeon will be able to give you a rough estimate on when you will begin to see results.

Analyze Your Options

Depending on your specific case (all women have different proportions, breast shapes, and bodies), you will have plenty of options to choose from. Some women may be recommended only to undergo breast reduction; while others may be recommended both a breast reduction and breast lift procedure for the perfect balance.

No matter what your recommendation is, it all begins with a thorough evaluation and consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reduction and breast lift surgery. Dr. Golshani has been practicing breast revision for over a decade and is dedicated to his passion for cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic Surgical Procedures Correct Breast Asymmetry

Do you have uneven breasts? Is one breast bigger or droopier than the other? Is your left breast a B-cup and your right breast a D-cup? Having this difference in breast size or shape is actually an extremely common condition for many women. Medically called breast asymmetry, unbalanced breasts are non-threatening to your health but often lead to embarrassment affecting your self-esteem, confidence and ultimately, the quality of your day-to-day life. Even simple tasks, such as finding a bra that fits, can become a chore. Unfortunately, most women with significant asymmetry never discuss their situation or seek help from their doctor and continue to quietly suffer from uneven, lopsided breasts.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and a study conducted by the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, breast surgery of disproportionate breasts can elevate a woman’s quality of life and self-esteem. Breast augmentation, breast reduction and/or a breast lift are common surgeries that can correct breast asymmetry by creating balance and evenness between mismatched breasts. In the study, 35 patients were evaluated six months after undergoing surgery to measure the breast procedure’s impact on their life. All patients were found to have “progressive improvement” in quality of life and a “statistically significant improvement in vitality, mental health and self-esteem.” These results parallel exactly the feelings expressed by Dr. Golshani’s patients who believe that breast surgery changes their lives forever helping them feel much happier and significantly more attractive.

Source: Garcia, Elvio MD, PhD; Neto, Miguel Sabino; Lemos, Ana Lucia Alves; Freire, Marcia; Ferreira, Lydia Masako. (2006) Quality of Life and Self-Esteem after Breast Asymmetry Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 118(4), 144.

Breast Revision Surgery: Complications and Implications

Breast revision surgery can be extremely complex and the proper execution of such a procedure requires exceptional surgical technique, experience, and extreme attention to detail. The difficulty in these particular cases lies in the procedure being performed as well as the results from previous surgery/surgeries. Generally, any woman undergoing a breast augmentation will need some sort of a breast revision in the future, however, there are many other reasons that women may need to undergo a breast revision surgery. Dr. Golshani specializes in this area of plastic surgery and has extensive experience correcting some of the most difficult cases. When deciding to undergo any sort or augmentation or revision, it is extremely important for the patient to see a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with significant experience and expertise in the field. Dr. Golshani has properly revised and corrected thousands of patients who have suffered from poor augmentations done by other surgeons, complications with implants, and has reconstructed thousand who have undergone bariatric and mastectomy surgeries.

The need for breast revision surgery emanate from a number of different causes ranging from problems with the surgical placement or position of the original implant, problems with the actual implant, problems with the patient’s breast tissue characteristics, and sometimes a combination. Improper surgical placement or position of an implant can create problems such as bottoming out and double-bubble deformity or high riding implants. Bottoming out occurs when the implant appears low on the chest and the nipples appear to be in an overly high position. Bottoming out often requires reconstruction of the internal capsule and often a breast lift with removal of skin along the bottom of the breast is required. Double-bubble deformity occurs when implants are improperly placed and are positioned too high. In order to fix this complication, patients generally have to undergo a capsulotomy (release of the scar tissue) as well as replacement of the implant.

Due to the fact that implants are a man-made product, there is always a chance for the implant to rupture or leak in both silicone and saline. It is generally obvious when a saline implant ruptures or leaks because the breast will look deflated, however, silicone can appear differently therefore it is important to continually follow up with your surgeon to prevent complications. If one is to arise, it should be replaced as soon as possible. Implants that are teardrop shape or anatomical, have a possibility to rotate over time creating a distorted and abnormal appearance of the breast. Patients with this complication will have to undergo a removal and replacement of the implant and change to a round implant. Some patients who undergo a breast augmentation desire a size change, whether larger or smaller, and may also require a breast lift to accompany the second surgery.

In some cases, patients experience problem’s with their breast tissue characteristics and may require a revision or reconstructive surgery. In a small number of women who undergo breast augmentation, capsular contracture is possible to occur. This happens when scar tissue forms around the implants, making it hard to touch and visibly deformed. In order to fix this problem patients must undergo a capsulotomy and/or capsulectomy depending on the professional judgement made by the surgeon. It is very common for women to suffer from breast asymmetry, however in some cases, the difference can be severe. Women who suffer from severe breast asymmetry require breast implants that are different sizes to best create an even, symmetrical appearance.

Breast reconstructive surgery is extremely complex and patient undergoing this type of procedure need to be treated very compassionately due to circumstances that have highly affected their quality of life. Not only does Dr. Golshani do many breast revision surgeries, he is also an expert in breast reconstructive surgery. He has extensive experience in post bariatric reconstruction including extremely difficult breast lifts, reductions, and asymmetry correction. For patients undergoing such a drastic change in their body, surgery is often required to correct the effect of severe obesity and fast weight loss. In addition, we regularly see patients wanting to undergo breast reconstructive after mastectomy. Recreating breast for women who have undergone a mastectomy is very difficult and requires exceptional skills and perfection in the art. There are different techniques for recreating breasts as well as the nipple and areola. When patients are seeking to undergo reconstruction after mastectomy, it is extremely important to consult a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with extensive training and knowledge in breast reconstructive surgery. Dr. Golshani attended the prestigious Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program at the University of California San Francisco, where he underwent intensive and exceptional training by world renowned experts. He is highly qualified and trained in both plastic and reconstructive surgery.

At Avosant Surgical Associates we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality and care to all of our patients. We thrive on helping all of our patients to regain a part of their self that was lost and to deliver the quality and results that each patient had envisioned. With our caring and sensitive staff and Dr. Golshani’s personable nature, thorough and exceptional skills, a great experience and outstanding results are always obtained.

“Should I Get a Tummy Tuck?”

Dr. Golshani is one of the leading tummy tuck surgeons in Beverly Hills. As a result, he has had the opportunity to dramatically change lives through the power of plastic surgery – specifically tummy tuck.

“Should I Get a Tummy Tuck?”

Chances are this is the one question that you have been going back and forth on in your mind, right? Tummy tucks are a powerful procedure. What this means is that they have the ability to cause positive life-changing results. And for many women, it has been the solution to their ever-growing problem – an inability to shave off unwanted belly fat.

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Did you know the patient above was one of Dr. Golshani’s? She was an ordinary, average woman who was skeptical about tummy tuck at first, but was convinced after she had seen her friend undergo the procedure with positive results.

View T.R.’s Journey & Other Tummy Tuck Reviews!

Exercise and dieting haven’t helped? You would make a great candidate for tummy tuck. Dr. Golshani offers tummy tuck in Beverly Hills as a way to help women restore their body image & dramatically increase their self-esteem.

How to Tighten Abdomen Without Use of Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy causes your abdominal muscles to stretch extensively, leading to something called myofascial laxity. Additionally, many women also develop diastasis, which refers to the gap between the two vertically oriented abdominal muscles – rectus abdominis.

Surgeons can recommend a variety of procedures to correct abdominal laxity, including an umbilical float modified tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck, or even a full abdominoplasty, which can be performed with or without abdominal muscle repair or liposuction. While these procedures are effective, you should consider other ways of tightening your abdomen before rushing to plastic surgery.

Core Exercises

According to expert trainers, the abdominal muscles are the easiest to engage without using any equipment, because you can work them by doing something as simple as pulling your belly in and holding that position. Exercises that help with this include:

1. Cardiovascular Activity

Cardiovascular exercise is important for not only burning fat but also forming a leaner midsection. According to the CDS, healthy adults need a minimum of 2.5 hours of moderate cardio weekly to see good results.

These moderate activities include brisk walking, water aerobics, and riding a bike on ground level. As you get stronger, it is important that you increase calorie burning with more vigorous activity, like running (for only 1.25 hours a week).

2. Squat With Twist

You should also consider tightening the sides of your abdominais with this exercise. The squat and twist tones both the legs and sides of core muscles. According to “Fitness” magazine,

  • Assume a standing position
  • Lower your body into the squat position
  • Keep your weight on the heels, and don’t extend your knees beyond your toes, and then extend your arms in front of your body
  • Slowly twist to your left using your core muscles – keeping the midsection engaged
  • Return to starting position and repeat 8 times.

3. Try Pelvic Tilts

This is a great workout for your deep core muscles. To get started,

  • Lie on an exercise mat
  • Bend your knees slightly, keeping your arms to the side of your body
  • Contract the core muscles as you lift your pelvis off the ground
  • Hold for 5 seconds and release
  • Repeat 10 times per workout

4. Other Abdominal Exercises

This does not refer to the standard abs exercises like crunches or sit-ups that are mundane – though they also get results. You need some more practical and fun ways to tone your belly when doing regular activities. Consider exercises such as pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, air bike, and bridge exercises, among others.

While exercises are a great way to shed fat, they cannot tighten your skin or solve diastasis. It can also be hard to target specific areas where you want to shed fat. So, when exercises have deemed unsatisfactory for your abdomen-tightening goals, it may be time to try out a tummy tuck.

Tummy Tuck Advantages to Keep in Mind…

Most often we mistake a tummy tuck as a weight loss tool, however, tummy tucks are used for more than just weight loss. Exercise in unable to tighten loose skin that may have resulted from a pregnancy, so no matter how much exercise you perform… the weight may come off, but the skin will still appear stretched. A tummy tuck can correct this. Problem spots where your body has decided to store fat often cannot be fully resolved through exercise and tummy tucks are a great way to correct this as well.

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Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover Doctor

Struggling with your self-esteem and feeling like your body does not look like your body anymore? Exercise and diet not giving you the results you’re expecting? Every mother will have different body concerns, but a Mommy Makeover can help address the following issues:

  • Loose skin around the stomach
  • Reduced breast size and shape
  • Excess skin
  • Excess fat
  • Stretch marks
  • and more…

Dr. Daniel Golshani offers a variety of procedures designed to reverse the effects of pregnancy on the body. Restore your pre-pregnancy looks with the best mommy makeover in Beverly Hills.

How soon after pregnancy can I get a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover Consultation in Beverly Hills

A consultation with Dr. Daniel Golshani is the first step to learn how a personalized Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills can improve your post-pregnancy body. Consultations typically include a discussion of your goals, an evaluation of your current signs of aging, the non-surgical and surgical options available to you including a comprehensive, physician-supervised weight management, nutrient supplementations and a wide array of available expert consultants to address the patient as a whole. Dr. Golshani will also discuss in detail with the patient, the likely outcomes, potential risks and complications associated with Mommy Makeovers, and the recommended course of treatment.

Real Mommy Makeover Results

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How to Guarantee a Safe Cosmetic Procedure

Some minor cosmetic procedures, such as dermal fillers and Botox injections, don’t involve surgery, but this does not necessarily remove all risk. Studies show that these procedures are very safe when performed by trained and qualified professionals. Before signing up for a cosmetic procedure, make sure you have done all of your research. Below is a checklist you can follow to help you organize the important aspects.

Safety Checklist

First and foremost: It is important that you use a reputable, board-certified surgeon with the proper credentials and experience.

Such checks are particularly important because of the rapidly growing market for injectable cosmetics, which has created opportunities for bad practice. People should try to be safe when choosing a practitioner to ensure that they are in the best hands possible, and can look forward confidently to receiving a positive outcome.

Some of the things to check about the provider include:

Title – some providers use unrecognizable or unusual titles, such as ‘Advanced Aesthetics Therapist/Practitioner’ to attract and deceive consumers. When checking the qualifications of a cosmetic provider, make sure that the person performing the procedure uses the actual title of a doctor, registered nurse, or dentist.

Qualifications – only regulated practitioners – doctors, registered nurses, and dentists, are well qualified to offer injectable cosmetic solutions.

Training – providers need proper training to provide cosmetic treatments, such as how to deal with adverse reactions, allergic reactions, and emergencies. Board certification is an excellent way to denote whether or not a plastic surgeon is fit for the job.

Location – to avoid infection or permanent physical damage, in severe cases, treatments should only be carried out in a safe, clean, and appropriate clinical facility. Many surgeons offer a complimentary consultation which allows you to scope out their facility and ask questions.

Lastly, you should research your procedure. A lot of information can be gathered about certain procedures and first hand-experiences from – a community devoted to plastic surgery experiences as a whole. Many surgeons offer their opinions on the questions this platform’s users provide. It is worth looking in to.

dr golshani realself Dr. Golshani has provided 179 expert answers to date and has received the “Top Doctor” seal of approval from realself moderators to distinguish his presence. His answers vary across all of the cosmetic procedures that he provides as a double board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.

View his realself expert answers here.

When is the Best Time to Have Plastic Surgery?

Everyone hopes to look their best and achieve their goals. When it comes to cosmetic surgery procedures, especially the popular breast reduction, breast enhancement, abdominoplasty, facelifts, and augmentation, they need to be approached as major surgical procedures by both you and your doctor.

Working with a qualified surgeon and skilled surgical team is one way to ensure success – specifically board-certification. But since cosmetic surgery entails not just the procedure itself, but also the healing and recovery process, you need to prepare yourself adequately to ensure that you do not strain yourself after the surgery or compromise on your recovery in any way.

When is the Best Time to Have Plastic Surgery?

Experts suggest that late fall to winter is the best time for plastic surgery. Since this is the coolest time of the year, you will naturally spend more time indoors, wear bulky clothing, and enjoy longer work holidays, which are all ideal for healing and recovery after plastic surgery.

Other considerations when choosing a time for plastic surgery:

1. Enough time for other transformations

If you plan to have plastic surgery and diet at the same time, it is better that you diet first. It is beneficial to schedule the surgical procedure at the appropriate time after weight loss – when your weight has plateaued and stabilized – to maximize results.

2. New Year, New you!

Many people make all kinds of New Year resolutions, including improving themselves physically. The New Year makes you feel rejuvenated and ready for something different and better. So, this is another reason to plan the surgery early in the year – during the winter months – so you can boost your confidence and look forward to accomplishing other resolutions.

If you like winter sports, you could still schedule the surgery for spring, as you get yourself ready for summer; vacation, less clothing, bathing suits, the beach, summer parties, etc.

3. Best Season for Recovery

It is wise to plan a surgery according to the season to allow a suitable period for concealing the swelling and scars, for safe recovery, and to provide the perfect alibi to those you prefer not to tell till later. In addition to attire like hoodies and turtlenecks that help camouflage your surgery, you can also change your makeup or hair color to change your appearance just enough to throw your curious friends off the scent.

Final Thoughts

Generally, it is safest to schedule plastic surgery when there are no harsh temperatures outside. Higher temperatures tend to encourage swelling and infection, so the cool fall-winter climate helps to prevent such complications by keeping you indoors. Staying indoors also keeps you away from direct sunlight, promotes healing, and keeps you from engaging in any strenuous activities.

What Plastic Surgery Trends Are “Millennials” Going For?

There seems to be a lot of talk about the “Millennial Generation” lately as they are the ones most likely to share their stories on social media platforms such as Instagram & Facebook.

What’s the “Millennial Generation” Considered?

Before we reveal the 4 most sought after procedures Millennials are turning to plastic surgeons for, let’s first establish what a “Millennial” is. Most sources seem to confirm that the “Millennial Generation” involves both men and women who were born between years 1980 – 2000 and are aged anywhere from 18 years old – 35 years old currently.

Plastic Surgery Trends for Millennials

1. Breast Implants/Augmentation

Breast implants remain
the most popular plastic surgery procedure that Millennials turn to in order to enhance the shape and size of their breasts. One of the main reasons why this procedure is very popular now is because of the evolution of the breast
implant itself & the techniques used to implant them. Today, board-certified surgeons such as Dr. Golshani are able to provide women subtle, natural-looking breasts that were not possible when they were first introduced.

2. Rhinoplasty (i.e. Nose Job)

The nose is a very delicate structure that Millennials are turning to plastic surgeons in order to correct bumps or other deformities that we perceive as unattractive. The term “selfie” has given rise to the popularity of this
procedure as “selfies” directly involve facial shots where the nose is prominent. Rhinoplasty, or nose jobs, successfully corrects the nose for a more attractive, symmetrical appearance.

3. Mommy Makeover

Many Millennial mothers are turning to solutions that help them restore their bodies pre-pregnancy after exercise & diet have not fulfilled their expectations. However, it has been found that Millennial mothers want to look & feel their absolute best & mommy makeovers are a great way to receive a bundle of procedures that will rejuvenate your body.

4. Liposuction (popular in the Spring!)

The Millennials comprise a very large amount of Liposuction cases, which is steadily growing throughout the years. The rise in obesity plays a large factor in weight loss substitutes such as tummy tucks or liposuction to remove bothersome fat, or problem areas, that refuse to go away through exercise & diet modifications. Spring is a popular time because both men & women begin thinking about their “beach body” that they will like to have ready by summertime where social media posts are very high.

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Dr. Golshani offers liposuction in Beverly Hills for patients looking to smooth or tighten sagging skin, as well as other procedures such as mommy makeover, breast augmentation & nose jobs. For more information please visit our website or you may call our office @ (310) 274-3481.