Breast Explant Surgery
Mokhtar Asaadi MD, FACS
Breast Explant Surgery
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Breast Explant Surgery New Jersey

Breast Explantation

Breast explant surgery in New Jersey is designed to remove breast implants. Breast augmentation is a safe, low-risk procedure when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon. In some cases, patients may experience cosmetic or medical concerns with breast implants. Breast explant surgery can remove breast implants for patients who are no longer happy with their augmentation results. More women are choosing breast explant surgery to remove silicone breast implants and replace them with saline breast implants.

What is breast explant surgery?

Breast explant surgery is a procedure where implants are removed from the breasts. Breast implants are usually removed due to a cosmetic or medical concern. Breast explant surgery is often combined with breast implant replacement or a breast lift. One of the most common reasons patients seek breast explant surgery is that they are no longer happy with their breast implants. This can occur if a patient underwent breast surgery with a less experienced surgeon and feels their results look artificial. Patients may also become unhappy with their breast implants as they age. As a patient’s body changes with age, weight gain, or weight loss, breast implants may no longer complement their figure.

Aside from cosmetic concerns, patients may also need to undergo breast explant surgery for medical side effects. Some of the most common medical concerns of breast implants include infection, capsular contracture, and implant rupture. Dr. Asaadi believes that capsular contracture is completely avoidable when the correct techniques are used. A breast implant rupture is typically painful but can go unnoticed. A silent rupture occurs when a breast implant is damaged or leaking but is not detected. While breast implant ruptures are not as common, Dr. Asaadi will only use saline implants during breast augmentation to produce safe, natural-looking, symmetrical results. Patients seeking breast explant surgery at Asaadi Plastic Surgery may choose to simply remove their old implants or can opt to remove their breast implants and replace them with new breast implants. Dr. Asaadi may recommend breast explant surgery to remove silicone implants and exchange them for saline implants.

Common Reasons For Breast Explant Surgery
Cosmetic Concerns Medical Concerns
Breasts Appear Overdone By Less Skilled Surgeon Breast Implant Infection
Breast Implants No Longer Complement Figure Capsular Contracture
Implants May Be Too Large Or Too Small Breast Implant Leak Or Rupture

What can I expect before breast explant surgery?

Prior to breast explant surgery, Dr. Asaadi will perform an evaluation of the breasts to determine the best approach for your procedure. During this consultation, Dr. Asaadi will discuss any symptoms, complications, or concerns. Details about breast implant replacement or a breast lift can also be discussed if the patient chooses to undergo a combination of procedures. To begin breast explant surgery, anesthesia will be administered to ensure patient comfort. A small incision will be made under each breast’s natural crease. This incision is where the implant can be removed. After the breast implant has been removed, Dr. Asaadi can either close the incisions or begin another procedure, depending on your goals. Some of the most common procedures that are combined with breast explant include breast implant removal, breast implant replacement, and breast lift surgery.

Breast implant removal is a surgery that removes breast implants for either cosmetic or medical reasons. Dr. Asaadi provides breast implant removal for patients who no longer desire breast implants. Learn more about breast implant removal by clicking the button below.

Breast Implant Removal

In combination with breast explant surgery, many patients choose to undergo breast implant replacement surgery. Breast implant replacement removes past implants and replaces them with new implants. Click the below button to learn more about breast implant replacement surgery.

Breast Implant Replacement

Many patients who undergo breast explant surgery choose to combine their surgery with a breast lift. A breast lift can reduce sagging and excess skin and tissue for youthful-looking breasts. Learn more about breast lift surgery by clicking the button below.

Breast Lift Surgery

What can I expect after breast explant surgery?

The recovery period and symptoms of breast explant surgery will vary from patient to patient. Common side effects following breast explant surgery include breast soreness, pain, swelling, and bruising. These symptoms will fade during the first few weeks after breast explant surgery. Post-operative instructions will be provided following breast explant surgery. It is important to follow these instructions closely to promote healing. Avoid excessive activity and lifting until the incisions around the breasts have had proper time to heal.

The importance of choosing a highly experienced breast explant surgeon

It is important that you choose a skilled breast explant surgeon who understands your individual anatomy. When the right plastic surgeon performs breast explant surgery, there is usually no need for a revision. Dr. Asaadi stresses the importance of choosing a qualified, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon when considering breast explant surgery.

How can I get started with breast explant surgery?

Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi and our staff will be happy to discuss breast explant surgery with you. Please contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000 or our New York office at 212.938.0158 to schedule a private consultation. You may also request an appointment online to meet with our breast explant surgeon.



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