Breast Implant Removal New York City
Introduction to Breast Implant Removal
Restoration & Rejuvenation
Breast augmentation is a widely popular aesthetic procedure that can bring joy to so many patients, whether it’s purely for appearance or necessary to provide breast enhancement due to medical reasons. Unfortunately, most implants have a lifetime of about 10 – 15 years before they need to be replaced, and in some cases, won’t last that long due to rupture. While breast revision can be a useful method to fix these issues, there are also many women who no longer wish to maintain their implants.
This is where Breast Implant Removal surgery is very helpful. William Samson, MD in New York City strives to provide his patients with the best, most natural-looking results from their Breast Implant Removal. If you have considered losing your implants or maybe never knew it was an option, we have included some basic information regarding this procedure below.
Before & After
Let’s start with the basics
What is Breast Implant Removal?
Breast Implant Removal surgery removes breast implants from Breast Augmentation or Breast Reconstruction patients. The silicone material from the implant that leaks is typically also removed as well as the breast capsule, which is the scar tissue that forms after placing the implant. Scar tissue that often forms after implant placement is usually soft and won’t need to be removed, however, if it hardens, it can cause pain and discomfort.
As popular as they are, breast implants are not lifelong devices and will usually be suggested to be replaced every 10 – 15 years, however, this is typically based on the patient’s needs and desires. There are also many instances where the outside shell of the implant will break down which leads to silicone leaking and scar tissue hardening.
What is Capsular Contracture?
In addition to being dissatisfied with their breast augmentation, many women are getting their implants removed due to the pain and discomfort that comes from Capsular Contraction. This is a complication that can arise after augmentation surgery where the composition of connective tissue doesn’t heal properly and leads to a tough, thick scar where the incisions were made.
There is a formation of a “capsule” of scar tissue around the implant that is a very normal part of the healing process, where your body will automatically react to the foreign material detected and will attempt to isolate it with a barrier of scar tissue. In most cases, it is a good thing that keeps your breast implant in place and prevents it from slipping around. There are some incidents in a patient’s body where the capsule of scar tissue becomes overly hardened and begins to contract around the implant. Not only can this lead to aesthetic problems, but in certain extreme cases, it can also cause pain in the breasts.
What are the Benefits of Breast Implant Removal?
Dr. Samson has seen his NYC patients enjoy the following benefits from their Breast Implant Removal:
- Boosts confidence for patients who may regret getting implants
- Decreased neck or back pain from larger, heavier implants
- Eliminates the risk of potential rare cancers such as BIA-ALCL, a rare type of lymphoma that can develop around breast implants
- Makes mammograms easier and provides better, more accurate results
- No more chance for implant rupture risks
- Reduces or removes the pain from capsular contracture
What to expect on the day of surgery
On the day of your Breast Implant Removal, you will begin with the administration of either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to make you more comfortable during the surgery.
Once under sedation, Dr. Samson will make the necessary incisions either underneath the lower fold of your breast, medically referred to as the inframammary fold, or around or below the areola. He will then remove the breast capsules and implants using a variety of techniques depending on what is discussed during your consultation.
Finally, the incisions will be closed using either sutures, skin adhesives, tapes, or clips.
What’s the First Step?
The first step in getting a Breast Implant Removal in New York City is to contact the office of William Samson, MD, and schedule your consultation. During your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Samson and discuss what your expectations are for the surgery. He will be happy to answer any questions you have as well as discuss the process further. You will also need to discuss your medical and surgical history with Dr. Samson so he may make well-informed choices when crafting your surgical plan. You will also receive an examination so that Dr. Samson will be able to match your breasts to your body type for more natural-looking results.
If you agree with Dr. Samson after he makes your procedure plan, you will meet with our Patient Coordinator who will help you pick the date of your surgery. There will also be certain instructions provided that will help make the most out of your surgery, as well as surgery.
Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Implant Removal?
The Best Candidates in New York City for Breast Implant Removal have the following characteristics:
- Are a nonsmoker
- Bothered by the appearance of your implants
- Currently experiencing discomfort or pain
- Experienced a rupture or leak of implants
- Feel like your breasts are too heavy
- Have realistic expectations
- Imaging suggests a leak or rupture of implants
- Physically healthy and at a stable weight
- Starting to feel your breast scar tissue getting harder or tighter
Breast Implant Removal Recovery
Once you have been discharged by Dr. Samson, you will be able to head home, however, you should have a family member or friend available to drive you. Your breasts will be covered with either gauze dressings or bandages, and tiny drainage tubes called cannulas may be temporarily left in to relieve you of any excess fluid or blood build-up. A compression garment is typically worn to minimize swelling and provide additional support to your breasts as you recover. You should notice the swelling and pain dissipate over the next several weeks.
Your breast implant removal will result in a different shape of the breast profile, which may be flatter or droopier than before surgery and have irregularities and/or indentations. You may also notice that the breast can take on a different shape with indentations depending on how much scar tissue was produced around your implants.
How Much Does Breast Implant Removal Cost in New York City?
The cost of Breast Reduction in New York City will be based on multiple factors, such as what needs to be removed and the techniques involved. After Dr. Samson meets with you and has a clearer understanding of what he will need to do, our Patient Coordinator will provide you with a price breakdown for your full procedural experience.
Why choose us?
Breast Implant Removal Experts
Dr. William Samson has been a board-certified plastic surgeon for over a decade, specializing in breast reconstruction and aesthetic breast surgery. After getting his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he finished his plastic surgery training at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center focusing on Microsurgery and Breast Reconstruction. Before starting his practice, Dr. Samson was recruited to Mount Sinai West, where he served as the Associate Chief of Plastic Surgery and was the Director of the Plastic Surgery Academic Program, which included participating in the training of over 50 plastic surgery residents. He is frequently invited to speak at numerous conferences and has written extensively on topics including microvascular reconstructive surgery and aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are experiencing discomfort or pain from your implants, Breast Implant Removal by William Samson, MD could change your life for the better. If you are in the NYC area and are interested in finding out if you qualify as a candidate, please contact our office at 212-590-5580 for a consultation or request an appointment through our website. Life is a constant ebb and flow, and you shouldn’t be stuck with a decision if it causes you pain or grief. Dr. Samson is ready to help you achieve a more satisfactory lifestyle with Breast Implant Removal surgery in NYC.
Dr. Samson is amazing! I lost about 100 pounds and over the past year he has performed 3 surgical procedures to remove excess skin and transform my body!
I opted to have a breast reduction 5 months ago with Dr. Samson and I must say the results and experience have been amazing.
Dr. Samson and his team treat patients with deep respect, thoughtfulness, honesty, attention to detail and great skill, all combined leading to excellent results.
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