What to Know About Breast Implant Removal Surgery?
Since the early days of plastic surgery, breast augmentation has been one of the most popular procedures around – with women of all age groups, races and walks of life taking part. Considered to be NYC’s best breast augmentation doctor, Dr. Sergey Voskin of Goals Plastic Surgery has been able to help women to achieve their dream breast size, shape, and overall appearance. And as the best breast augmentation doctor, Dr. Voskin’s preferred method of augmentation has been the use of breast implants – especially in modern times, as breast implant technology has seen a number of advancements. While in years past, breast implants may not have been the best method of enlargement, because of modern advancements, the use of breast implants has allowed women to achieve their breast size, shape and even their overall contour. New silicone breast implants are not only better in terms of size, shape, texture and appearance, but they are also far more durable than they were in year’s past; ensuring that implants can last as long over a decade at a time in most cases! And while having amazing success in the field has garnered him the praise of being considered the best breast augmentation doctor in NYC, many women these days no longer desire the overly large breasts they might have in the 2000’s and 2010’s. Such changes have made many women consider having their breast implants removed and made breast implant removal surgery one of the most popular breast procedures in this day and age. In the 2000’s having larger, more voluptuous breasts was considered to be the “in” thing, but as times have changed, most women prefer to have a more natural appearance and less volume in their chest. And as the best breast implant surgeon, Dr. Voskin and his team at Goals Plastic Surgery are also quite adept at breast implant removal surgery as well – having helped countless women to remove their old implants, and achieve the natural, implant-free breasts they desire. However, despite the recent popularity of the procedure, many women are relatively confused as to what breast implant removal surgery truly entails. To better help such patients understand what they would be going through, here are some important things to know before you decide to have your implants removed.
What is Breast Implant Removal Surgery? Why Have it Done?
Essentially, breast implant removal is a cosmetic procedure that reverse the process of breast augmentation. As the best breast implant surgeon in NYC, Dr. Voskin is very knowledgeable when it comes to the implant removal process as well. The procedure can either completely remove the former implants, or it will revise the size and shape of them. While modern implants do last quite a bit, most women will need to have some type of revision surgery regardless, and at this point, some women choose to have them removed altogether.
Generally, women may choose to remove implants and replace them with new implants, reposition & lift the existing implants, or completely remove them all together. In many cases, especially with women who have older implants, they may experience complications such as infections, or having one or both implants rupture. Some of the other common reasons for why women would consider their removal would be – a build-up of unwanted calcium in the area, bleeding, or necrosis (the development of dead tissue around the breast implant area). While we have discussed common medical reasons for having your implants removed, as a breast implant doctor, Dr. Voskin encounters patients with a variety of person reasons as well. These are fairly common, as some women may feel that their implants are too big and cause them discomfort or they may be the wrong shape and don’t necessarily look and feel how they imagined when they first had them put in. In addition, one of the most common reasons is that women who might have experienced a pregnancy or unwanted weight gain, feel that their breast implants have shifted into the wrong or a different position from what they originally wanted. As a breast implant doctor, Dr. Voskin will generally recommend that patients either alter their breast implants, replace them, or simply have them removed entirely – whatever the patient feels will suit them best.
What Happens During the Procedure?
During breast implant removal surgery, patients are generally put to sleep, and the procedure itself can take quite a bit of time – around 1 to 3 hours. Considered the best breast implant surgeon in NYC, Dr. Voskin, depending on the desires of the patient, will generally perform 1 of 3 different variations of the procedures.
· Implant Removal Only – In this type of procedure, incisions are made in the same area as the patient’s previous incisions were made, and for whatever reason (rupture, personal choices, or capsular contracture) the breast implants will be removed.
· Implant Removal with Breast Lift Surgery – As the top breast implant doctor in NYC, this is one of Dr. Voskin’s preferred methods of removal, as it combines a breast lift surgery in addition to the removal of the implant. This is mainly for those women who have experienced sagging or stretched skin over the lifetime of the implant. This removes any excess breast skin, while being able to tighten the tissue in the area – improving the look, feel and providing added breast support. To match the changes in size, and the breast lift, we may also recommend resizing of the areolas.
· Deflation – A less invasive, non-surgical procedure that is done within the office. For women who have saline breast implants, we may choose to deflate the implants and simply make them smaller. Depending on the results and appearance, the patient might require a breast lift surgery or even a full replacement afterwards.
For more information about breast implant removal or other breast augmentation methods, be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.