At 740 Park Plastic Surgery, we understand that your body and personal preferences may change over time, and breast implant removal can be an essential step on your aesthetic journey. Our skilled team led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stafford Broumand, is dedicated to providing compassionate care and exceptional results to patients in New York City (NYC), NY, seeking breast implant removal services
- What Is Breast Implant Removal?
- Benefits of Breast Implant Removal
- Candidates For Breast Implant Removal
- What to Expect During Your Breast Implant Removal Surgery
- Preparing For Breast Implant Removal
- The Breast Implant Removal Procedure
- En Bloc Capsulectomy
- Breast Implant Removal Recovery & Results
- FAQs About Breast Implant Removal
What Is Breast Implant Removal?
Breast implant removal, also known as explant surgery, is a procedure aimed at removing breast implants placed during a previous breast augmentation or breast reconstruction surgery, either due to personal choice or for medical reasons.1 Whether you wish to change your breast shape or size, eliminate discomfort, or address implant-related issues, Dr. Broumand can tailor the procedure to meet your specific needs.
Benefits of Breast Implant Removal
- Restores a natural breast appearance
- Alleviates discomfort associated with implants
- Addresses implant-related complications
- Allows for resizing or replacing with new implants if desired
Candidates For Breast Implant Removal
Candidates for breast implant removal include individuals seeking to remove their breast implants for any reason, such as changes in lifestyle, health concerns, or aesthetic preferences. If you are experiencing discomfort, dissatisfaction with your implants, or desire a different breast size, you may be an ideal candidate for this procedure.2
What to Expect During Your Breast Implant Removal Surgery
Preparing For Breast Implant Removal
Before your surgery, Dr. Broumand will conduct a thorough evaluation and provide you with personalized pre-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and successful procedure.
The Breast Implant Removal Procedure
Breast implant removal is an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Broumand will carefully remove the breast implants through well-concealed incisions, typically in the inframammary fold or around the areola, taking into consideration your desired aesthetic outcomes.
En Bloc Capsulectomy
In cases of capsular contracture where the implant is surrounded by scar tissue (capsule), an en bloc capsulectomy, also referred to as a total capsulectomy, may be performed to remove the entire capsule along with the implant.
Breast Implant Removal Recovery & Results
Following the procedure, you will be given post-operative care instructions to facilitate a comfortable recovery. Over time, you will notice improvements in the appearance and feel of your breasts as they heal and settle into their natural state.
Schedule A Consultation For Breast Implant Removal
If you would like to learn more about breast implant removal in Manhattan, New York, please contact us today. We’d be happy to schedule a consultation to explore your personalized options for achieving your desired breast appearance and restoring your confidence.
FAQs About Breast Implant Removal
Is breast implant removal a major surgery?
Breast implant removal is typically considered a minor surgical procedure. However, the complexity may vary based on individual circumstances, such as the type of implants, scar tissue, or the need for additional procedures like a breast lift.
Will I experience pain after breast implant removal?
Some discomfort is normal after the procedure, but Dr. Broumand will prescribe pain medication to manage any post-operative pain. Most patients find the discomfort manageable and that it diminishes gradually during the recovery process.
Will I need a breast lift after implant removal?
Depending on factors like the size of your implants and the amount of natural breast tissue, you may need a breast lift to achieve optimal results. During your consultation, Dr. Broumand will perform a physical examination and make a recommendation based on your cosmetic goals.
Can I have new implants inserted after removal?
Yes, some patients choose to replace their old implants with new ones during the same procedure. It’s essential to discuss your preferences and goals with Dr. Broumand during your consultation.
How long does the breast implant removal surgery take?
The duration of the surgery varies depending on individual circumstances and any additional procedures performed, but it generally takes around one to two hours.
Will my breasts look natural after implant removal?
Breast implant removal aims to restore a more natural appearance to the breasts. The outcome will depend on factors like breast tissue, skin elasticity, and any additional procedures performed.
Is breast implant removal covered by insurance?
In most cases, breast implant removal for cosmetic reasons is not covered by insurance. However, if there are medical reasons, such as complications or implant rupture, insurance coverage may apply. It’s essential to check with your insurance provider beforehand.
What are the risks associated with breast implant removal?
As with any surgical procedure, breast implant removal carries some risks, including but not limited to infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in breast sensation.3 Your surgeon will discuss potential risks and complications during your consultation.
What are common reasons for breast implant removal?
Breast implant removal is sought for various reasons; common reasons include concerns related to breast implant illness and BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma). Breast implant illness refers to a cluster of symptoms some individuals experience, often associated with autoimmune responses. For breast cancer patients, implant removal may be part of their treatment plan. Additionally, BIA-ALCL, though rare, can lead to the removal of textured implants as a preventive measure. Another reason for breast implant removal is a ruptured implant, which can occur in both saline implants and silicone implants. Some individuals may opt for breast reduction and seek implant removal to achieve their desired breast size. Whether due to medical concerns or changing aesthetic preferences, breast implant removal is a common type of cosmetic surgery, allowing individuals to restore their comfort, address health issues, explore implant replacement, or pursue other options for enhancing their appearance through implant surgery.
1 ASPS. Breast Implant Removal. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-implant-removal. Accessed July 25, 2023.
2 ASPS. Who is a good candidate for breast implant revision? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-implant-revision/candidates. Accessed July 25, 2023.
3 ASPS. What are the risks of breast implant removal? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-implant-removal/safety. Accessed July 25, 2023.