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Addressing Breast Implant Issues

Breast augmentation is a fantastically popular procedure and offers women a way to improve and enhance the size, shape, and proportions of their busts. If you’ve had breast augmentation surgery, however, and have decided that you are interested in changing your look or are needing to address complications that have arisen, Dr. Mark G. Albert can perform breast implant removal in NYC. You’re absolutely not alone if you’ve found that you would prefer a different appearance after undergoing breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Albert can help you by either removing your implants and enabling you to enjoy a more natural appearance or by replacing your implants with a size or type of implant that would better suit your lifestyle and cosmetic goals. To learn more about breast implant removal and how it can potentially benefit you, reach out to Albert Plastic Surgery at our NYC location and speak with a member of our team to set up your consultation today.

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When to Consider Implant Removal

Patients can decide to undergo breast implant removal—sometimes also known as explant surgery—for a number of reasons. When you meet with Dr. Albert for your consultation, he’ll get to know your cosmetic goals and learn about your reasons for wanting your breast implants removed. He’ll talk to you about whether or not you want to replace your implants, or whether you would prefer to return to a more natural look, without implants.

Some of the main reasons we find patients considering explant surgery include:

  • A change in preference
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant migration
  • Implant rippling
  • Ruptured implants

How Breast Implant Removal Works

Explant surgery can be performed with a few different techniques, and Dr. Albert will create a surgical plan that is tailored directly to your needs and the specifics of your surgery. Your reasons for seeking out breast implant removal will have the biggest impact on the technique that Dr. Albert chooses for your explant surgery.

Capsulectomy Surgery

When a breast implant is placed, the body responds by forming a tissue capsule around it. If you are interested in fully removing your breast implants and would like to return to your natural look, the capsulectomy approach might be ideal. This technique removes the implant but does not disturb the tissue capsule surrounding it, and will return your bust to its natural state.

BII Removal

Breast implant illness describes a range of symptoms that some women experience after undergoing breast augmentation surgery. While the exact cause of breast implant illness is not fully understood, some women have reported feeling better after having their implants removed. Dr. Albert uses the en bloc removal technique to safely remove breast implants and the surrounding tissue capsule in a single procedure, with the goal of relieving symptoms and improving overall health.

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The Day of Your Procedure

You’ll be placed under general anesthesia for your breast implant removal surgery, to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the experience. In most cases, Dr. Albert is able to perform your surgery utilizing the same incision lines that were created when you initially had your breast augmentation. This eliminates the need for any additional post-surgical scarring.

Dr. Albert will use these carefully-placed incisions to remove your breast implants according to the surgical plan you developed together. He’ll take every measure to ensure that your breasts are symmetrical and proportional before carefully closing the incisions. At this point, you’ll spend some time relaxing in our recovery area before returning to your home.

Your Recovery Process

The recovery process after implant removal is relatively mild and won’t last as long as the recovery period you experienced after your initial breast augmentation. Most patients are able to return to work after about five to seven days. More strenuous activities, however, will have to be avoided for at least six to eight weeks.

Before your surgery, we’ll work to ensure that you know exactly what to expect during your recovery period. You’ll be given a detailed timeline and thorough aftercare instructions that will help you enjoy total peace of mind while you rest and recover and get ready to enjoy the final results of your explant surgery.

We’ll ensure that you have everything that you need to stay comfortable throughout your recovery period and will be sure to schedule follow-up appointments that enable us to make sure you’re healing properly and comfortably. We’ll also be available to you at all times should you have any questions or concerns.

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Creating Your Impressive Results

Dr. Mark G. Albert, MD, FACS has been guiding Albert Plastic Surgery since its opening in 2017, and during this time, we’ve secured a well-earned reputation for excellence thanks to our commitment to exemplary results.

Dr. Albert maintains an insistence on utilizing the most cutting-edge technology and the latest surgical techniques to consistently create results that exceed his patients’ expectations. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Albert brings a high level of technical expertise and a well-developed artistic sensibility to each procedure, enabling him to craft naturalistic, incredible results, every time.

If you’d like to learn more about what Dr. Albert and his team can do for you, reach out to Albert Plastic Surgery at our NYC location and speak with a helpful member of our team to get started. We’ll set up your initial consultation and get you started on the road to your cosmetic ideal today.

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