Ruptured Silicone Breast Implants Video Replacement Surgery

Ruptured Silicone Breast Implants – Replacement Surgery

Dr. Chugay is frequently asked about the need to replace implants after 10 years. While it is not mandatory, he highly recommends replacing implants after 10 years rather than waiting for 15+ years as there is an increased risk of implant rupture with time.

In this video shown below Dr. Chugay does a comparison showing how old style versus new style breast implant ruptures occur and illustrating how the new styles stay in place better than olderRuptured Silicone Breast Video styles.

The first patient in the video was seen 15 years after her breast augmentation and was noted at the time of surgery to have a leaking right breast implant.

Dr. Chugay prefers silicone implants as they have a more natural feel, and the leak rate is approximately 1%/year that you have the implants or roughly 10% leak rate at 10 years.

Some people worry about breast implants, especially silicone implants, leaking. A large part of the worry is due to a moratorium on silicone implants back in the ’90s when saline implants were deemed to be the safest implant solution.  After a decade of research and investigation, researchers, scientists, and doctors couldn’t find a confirmed link between silicone implants and cancer and so silicone breast implants were re-released but in a thicker more cohesive gel.

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If you have any questions about breast implant surgery replacement or ruptures, please contact us.

Ruptured Silicone Breast Implants Video Replacement Surgery

Dr. Paul Chugay and Dr. Nikolas Chugay make a contribution regarding calf implant to a new book about male aesthetic plastic surgery

Chugay Cosmetic is pleased to announce the publication of Male Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Dr. Nikolas Chugay and Dr. Paul Chugay, the dynamic father/son team from Long Beach, California, have recently contributed a chapter on calf augmentation to a newly released book entitled Male Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Read more

Male Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Book

Dr. Paul Chugay and Dr. Nikolas Chugay are pleased to announce they have contributed their expertise in male aesthetic implant surgery to Dr. Steinbrech’s newest book “Male Aesthetic Plastic Surgery“.

The book is set for publication in October 2020. Focused on and entitled Male Aesthetic Implant Surgery, Dr. Steinbrech asked Dr. Paul Chugay and Dr. Nikolas Chugay to add their expert opinion and techniques on CALF AUGMENTATION.

The Chugays already published a textbook entitled BODY SCULPTING WITH SILICONE IMPLANTS in 2014. Using clear language and providing concise, stimulating information detailing the challenges, achievements, and cutting-edge techniques specific to calf augmentation, they’ve further added to the literature available on body implant surgery, specifically calf augmentation.

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COVID-19: Our Commitment to You

To our valued Chugay Cosmetic Surgery family of patients,

In light of the recent developments surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to reach out to you to share how we are maintaining a healthy environment for both patients and staff. Chugay Cosmetic Surgery takes your health seriously and we understand that in the light of the Coronavirus you may have some concerns relating to any appointments you have or have been considering. Below is a short list of how we are committed to putting you, and your health, first.

Staff members are encouraged to stay home in the event of any illness accompanied by coughing, sneezing and/or fever. This is not a new protocol due to the Coronavirus situation – it has always been an expectation of our team members, and our patients.

  • Chugay Cosmetic Surgery has always placed hand sanitizers in all common areas, including reception and our lobby area.  Additionally, we have antimicrobial hand soap in all restrooms.
  • We encourage our patients to reschedule their appointments in the event of illness.  We will happily reschedule you at a time when you are feeling your best.
  • If you have recently traveled to an area in the last 14 days where Coronavirus has been prevalent, we ask that you reschedule any upcoming appointments no less than 2 weeks from the original appointment date.
  • Do you need products but aren’t feeling so hot?  Feel free to order your skincare/scar needs through our Medspa website at We’ll get them shipped out to you with no lapse in your skincare routine!
  • Most importantly, we encourage you to contact your primary care doctor if you develop symptoms that are linked to Coronavirus or any other ongoing symptoms.

If you would like a complimentary consultation please feel free to contact us.

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Dr. Paul Chugay will be presenting a talk at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (February 2018)

Dr. Paul Chugay will be presenting a talk at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (2018 Annual Scientific Meeting) – February 2018 in Las Vegas.

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I lost 50 pounds thanks to a ‘tongue patch’ *

A California plastic surgeon is performing what may well be the most bizarre, and punishing, weight-loss procedure short of an outright limb amputation: tongue patches.

Since 2009, Dr. Nikolas Chugay has been suturing stamp-size patches of Marlex mesh to patients’ tongues.

The patch makes it painful to eat anything solid. The patient leaves it in place for a month or so — or less, if it becomes unbearable — while subsisting on an 800-calorie-a-day protein shake diet provided by Chugay.

The doctor and his son, Paul, also a doctor, say on their website that they have done this procedure more than 150 times. Patients typically lose around 20 pounds, and have flown in from around the country for the $2,000 procedure.

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