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Best Breast Implant Removal Plastic Surgeon in Manhattan NYC

Breast implant removal surgery is commonly performed by the breast surgery expert plastic surgeons at the Manhattan, New York based Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC. Many women may opt to undergo breast implant removal, especially if their implants are due for replacement or the patient no longer desires implants altogether. Additionally, over the years patient demand has changed and breast implant technology has advanced. Women may desire to remove breast implants due to the ineffectiveness of their current implants. The top rated breast surgery team at the Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC (Manhattan, NY) is highly trained in breast implant removal surgery and world-renowned for their advanced breast implants removal techniques. 

The top of the line New York based board certified plastic surgeons at the Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC routinely perform breast implant removal surgery at our state-of-the-art boutique surgical suite. Most plastic surgeons recommend breast augmentation patients to replace their breast implants every 10-15 years to ensure optimal implant hardness, texture, and resilience. Whether it is time to replace your breast implants or remove them, our best in class board certified plastic surgeons are proud to offer the latest and greatest in breast implant removal surgery. The Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC understands the importance of feeling your best, which is why our top rated plastic surgeons offer breast implants removal surgery and replacement for patients seeking to achieve their desired chest aesthetic. 

Breast implants removal surgery may consist of an en bloc, partial capsulectomy, or total capsulectomy procedure, depending on the patient’s desired post-op result. When an implant is initially introduced to the body during a breast augmentation, the body creates tissue that surrounds the new implant; the added layer of protection is called a capsule. Capsules may safely remain in the breast cavity, even after the removal of the implant. While some patients opt to undergo the removal of both the capsules and implants, others may opt to only have the implants removed, and also have the capsule contoured / shaped / trimmed. The ultimate surgical method is determined upon the first incision, as each patient possesses unique anatomy. 

Why Are Breast Implants Removed?
Breast implants are very durable but are not life-long devices. You can have modern implants for around 10-20 years without needing them changed.

Eventually, you might want to have your implants removed for one of the following reasons:

  • Ageing – Aged implants are more likely require replacement
  • After 10 to 15 years, you might want revision surgery after pregnancy or weight fluctuation
  • Change of heart – some women decide that they don’t want to live with a foreign prosthesis anymore and choose explant surgery
  • Implant malrotation – the implants rotate and cause an irregular breast shape and uneven breasts
  • Capsular contracture – this can be a complication of breast implants. It’s when a scar tissue capsule forms around the implants, causing the breast to contract and become painful or deformed
  • Breast Implant rupture – Silicone and saline breast implants can rupture or become deflated causing misshapen breasts and sometimes pain
  • Fear of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) – This is an extremely rare cancer of the immune cells that might arise with specific types of breast implants (most are currently out of circulation)
  • Symptoms of BII – Breast Implant Illness

Regardless of why you want to have your breast implants taken out, Dr. LoTempio will aim to provide support and care throughout the process.

There are a variety of breast implant removal procedures offered by the top rated plastic surgeons at the Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC (Manhattan, New York) including:

  • En Bloc: During an en bloc breast implant removal surgery, the plastic surgeon removes the implants and capsule in a single procedure. 
  • Partial Capsulectomy: A partial capsulectomy consists of solely removing the breast implant material and trimming / shaping some of the capsule material in order to create the patient’s desired chest contour. 
  • Total Capsulectomy: A total capsulectomy consists of removing the implant, capsule, and remaining scar tissue. The procedure begins with the removal of the breast implants, followed by a complete removal of the capsule and associated scar tissue. 

During your initial breast implant removal consultation, the plastic surgeon explains each variation of the breast implant removal procedure. Each procedure is customized to fit the unique needs of each patient and you will work with the plastic surgeon to actualize a treatment plan that reflects your desired post-operative goals. 

The breast implant removal surgery is performed at the Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC at our state-of-the-art fully accredited surgical suite. The procedure takes about 1-3 hours under general anesthesia and patients can expect swelling and tenderness to subside within six to eight weeks. 

Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC
590 5th Ave, Suite 1124
New York, NY 10036
(646) 350-1675

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    Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC
    590 5th Ave, Suite 1124
    New York, NY 10036
    (646) 350-1675