Although many women choose to retain their breast implants for their entire lives, there are situations where removal or repositioning of implants is desired or necessary.
In these cases, women who have had breast augmentation may seek consultation with Dr. Reinblatt for breast implant removal surgery, also known as explant surgery. This procedure involves removing the implants without replacing them or replacing them with different sizes, shapes, and/or types based on the patient's preferences. Throughout her career, Dr. Reinblatt has helped countless patients in NYC, Westchester, and White Plains address issues related to breast implants.
The reasons for women seeking implant removal may vary. Whether they desire implant replacement or complete removal, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Reinblatt can utilize her extensive expertise to help them achieve their goals, treat their symptoms, and achieve a better quality of life.
Certain issues may require interventions, such as breast explant surgery.
BII is a rare condition where the patient's body negatively reacts to newly inserted breast implants. It is diagnosed when no other conditions can be identified as the cause of the adverse reactions.
Excessive scar tissue around the breast implant can cause compression and tension in the surrounding tissues, leading to firmness, irregular shape, and higher positioning of the breast on the chest. En bloc capsulectomy and open capsulotomy are effective procedures to address this issue, offering options to either remove or replace the implants.
A capsulectomy is a surgical procedure that eliminates excess scar tissue surrounding the breast implant and its capsule. Following scar tissue removal, patients can opt for a breast lift or fat transfer procedure.
In an open capsulotomy, Dr. Reinblatt carefully cuts open the scar tissue capsule surrounding the breast implant through small incisions, often removing a portion of the capsule.
Infections, necrosis, and chronic pain can also be of concern.
Dr. Reinblatt performs outpatient breast implant removal in NYC, which usually takes one to three hours under general anesthesia. Patients must have a designated driver to accompany them home after the procedure. If a patient arrives without a designated driver, the treatment will be rescheduled to ensure their safety.
The procedure involves the following steps:
The length of the recovery process after breast implant removal surgery ultimately depends on the extent of the procedure. Generally, recovery from breast explant surgery is easier compared to the initial breast augmentation. Most patients experience minimal discomfort and can typically return to work within 3-5 days.
During the recovery period, it's crucial to avoid strenuous exercises and heavy lifting for four to six weeks. The incisions are typically placed in the same location as previous implant scars, resulting in no new visible scars.
Ideal candidates for breast implant removal in NYC are those who are in overall good health. They should be non-smokers or be able to quit at least four weeks prior to their procedure.
Dr. Maura Reinblatt is a highly esteemed cosmetic practitioner in New York City, holding certifications from both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. With a background in prestigious institutions like McGill University of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and UCLA, she has over a decade of experience in cosmetology. Her dedication to patient satisfaction and compassion shines through as she curates treatments to meet each patient's unique needs, leaving them feeling and looking their best. Dr. Reinblatt's expertise and refined skills make her a top choice for cosmetic procedures, earning her a reputation for excellence in the field.
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