While many women opt to retain their breast implants indefinitely, there are circumstances where removal or adjustment becomes desirable or necessary.

In such cases, individuals who have undergone breast augmentation may turn to Dr. Reinblatt for breast implant removal surgery in NYC. Dr. Reinblatt, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has been a trusted figure in the field, serving patients in NYC, Westchester, and White Plains. Her expertise and dedication make her an ideal choice for those considering breast implant-related procedures.

Breast Implant Removal NYC


Explantation or breast implant removal surgery, is a surgical procedure aimed at removing breast implants from the breasts. This procedure may be performed for various reasons, including dissatisfaction with the appearance or feel of the implants, complications such as capsular contracture or implant rupture, or the desire to return to one's natural breast size or shape.

Breast removal surgery can involve the complete removal of implants without replacement or may include replacing the implants with different sizes or types based on the patient's preferences. The procedure is typically performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon and may be accompanied by additional procedures such as capsulectomy (removal of scar tissue around the implant) or breast lift to optimize the cosmetic outcome.


The motivations for seeking breast implant removal in NYC can vary widely. Whether it's dissatisfaction with the current implants, discomfort, or health concerns, Dr. Reinblatt can address each patient's unique needs and goals with her extensive experience and skill.

Reasons for considering breast explant surgery may include:

  • Discomfort or heaviness from larger breasts not suiting the individual's current lifestyle.
  • Dissatisfaction with the results of breast augmentation, potentially leading to consideration of explantation or implant replacement.
  • Desire to address personal or lifestyle issues related to breast size or shape, particularly for active individuals.
  • Concerns about undesirable positioning or appearance of the implants.
  • A wish to return to one's natural breast size.
  • Symptoms associated with Breast Implant Illness (BII) prompting the need for implant removal.


Certain medical complications may necessitate breast explant surgery:


A rare condition where the body reacts adversely to breast implants, often leading to various symptoms such as swelling, infection, discomfort, and breast skin texture changes.


Excessive scar tissue formation around the implant causing firmness, irregular shape, or discomfort.

Infections, necrosis, and chronic pain are also potential concerns that may require intervention.


Dr. Reinblatt offers advanced techniques to address medical issues associated with breast implants.

EN BLOC CAPSULECTOMY: A procedure to remove both the implant and surrounding scar tissue in one piece, potentially followed by additional procedures like breast lift or fat transfer. This technique is particularly beneficial for patients experiencing issues such as capsular contracture or Breast Implant Illness (BII). By removing the entire capsule along with the implant, the surgeon aims to minimize the risk of any remaining scar tissue causing complications or recurrence of symptoms. This approach ensures the thorough removal of problematic tissue while addressing any cosmetic concerns.

OPEN CAPSULOTOMY: Open capsulotomy is designed to address issues associated with capsular contracture or discomfort caused by scar tissue around breast implants. During an open capsulotomy, small incisions are made to access and partially remove the scar tissue capsule surrounding the implant. By selectively cutting and releasing the capsule, the procedure aims to alleviate pressure, improve breast shape, and enhance overall comfort for the patient. Open capsulotomy is typically performed through small incisions and may be recommended as a less invasive alternative to en bloc capsulectomy in certain cases where complete removal of the capsule is not necessary. This targeted approach allows for precise adjustments while minimizing disruption to surrounding tissues, facilitating a smoother recovery process for the patient.


Dr. Reinblatt performs outpatient breast implant removal surgeries, typically lasting one to three hours under general anesthesia. Patients are advised to arrange for a designated driver for their safe return home post-procedure. The steps involved in the surgery include:

  • Administration of anesthesia
  • Making incisions
  • Removal of implants
  • Closure of incisions with sutures
  • Application of surgical dressings

Some patients may require drainage tubes post-surgery to remove excess fluid in the recovery process.


After breast implant removal surgery, the recovery process is influenced by several factors, including the extent of the procedure and individual patient health. While recovery times may vary, patients generally experience minimal discomfort immediately following surgery. As the anesthesia wears off, patients may experience some soreness, swelling, and bruising around the surgical site. Prescribed pain medication can help manage any discomfort during the initial recovery period.

In the first few days post-surgery, it's essential for patients to rest and allow their bodies to heal. While most individuals can resume light activities within a few days, strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for the first four to six weeks to prevent complications and promote proper healing.

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Suitable candidates for breast implant removal should be in good overall health and are non-smokers or smokers who are willing to quit before the procedure. Ideal candidates for breast implant removal in NYC are:

  • Individuals experiencing discomfort or dissatisfaction with their current breast implants.
  • Those seeking to address issues such as heaviness or size discrepancy caused by larger implants.
  • Patients with concerns about the appearance or positioning of their implants.
  • Individuals wishing to return to their natural breast size or shape.
  • Those experiencing symptoms associated with Breast Implant Illness (BII), such as fatigue, joint pain, or cognitive difficulties.
  • Patients with medical complications related to their breast implants, such as capsular contracture, infections, or chronic pain.
  • Patients seeking a change in lifestyle, such as athletes or active individuals, who find their implants hindering their activities.
  • Those desiring a cosmetic revision or enhancement following previous breast augmentation.
  • Individuals in overall good health who have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.
Dr. Reinblatt


Dr. Maura Reinblatt, a distinguished cosmetic practitioner in NYC, is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Reinblatt is renowned for her personalized approach to patient care. Her commitment to patient satisfaction, coupled with her refined skills and expertise, establishes her as a top choice for cosmetic procedures, earning her a reputation for excellence in the field. Situated in White Plains, New York, her practice serves as a hub for state-of-the-art cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, coupled with an unwavering commitment to delivering the highest standard of patient care and consistently achieving exceptional outcomes.


Dr. Reinblatt's commitment to excellence is underscored by her dual board certifications in plastic surgery and surgery. She maintains active membership in esteemed professional organizations including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and is recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Notable credentials include:

  • Completed a rigorous general surgery residency at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Successfully concluded a comprehensive plastic surgery residency at the renowned University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
  • Holds prestigious board certifications from both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.
  • Accumulated over a decade of hands-on experience in the medical field.

Originating from Montreal, Dr. Reinblatt earned her Medical Doctorate from McGill University of Medicine. She then embarked on a distinguished career path, holding positions as an assistant professor and attending plastic surgeon before establishing her private practice. Schedule a consultation for breast implant removal today with Dr. Reinblatt.

Breast Implant Removal FAQ

Why might someone consider breast removal surgery?

Individuals may consider breast removal surgery for reasons such as dissatisfaction with their current implants, complications like capsular contracture or implant rupture, or the desire to return to their natural breast size or shape.

Is breast removal surgery painful?

Pain levels vary from person to person, but discomfort can be managed with prescribed pain medication and typically subsides overtime during the recovery process.

What is the recovery time for breast removal surgery?

Recovery time varies based on factors such as the extent of the procedure and individual healing capabilities, but most patients can resume light activities within a few days and should avoid strenuous activities for four to six weeks.

Will there be visible scarring after breast removal surgery?

Incisions are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring, and over time, scars typically fade and become less noticeable with proper wound care and scar management techniques.

Can breast removal surgery be combined with other procedures?

Yes, breast removal surgery can be combined with additional procedures such as capsulectomy (removal of scar tissue around the implant), breast lift, or fat transfer.

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