My recovery (breast augmentation) was super easy and the results are beautiful. Thank you Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery!
Breast Implant Removal
There are many reasons women choose to have their breast implants removed, which is achieved through a procedure called explantation. Dr. Sorokin has performed thousands of breast enhancement procedures, including breast implant removal. Every week, patients travel many miles to see Dr. Sorokin for revision breast surgery.
To learn more about your breast implant removal options, request a consultation with Dr. Sorokin today.
“En Bloc” Breast Implant Removal
Dr. Sorokin offers explantation of implants along with the capsule surrounding the implant. Sometimes the implant can be removed with the entire implant capsule, often described as an “En Bloc” removal. There are websites on the internet that state this is the only way implants should be removed and if a surgeon does not use this technique they are not doing a proper removal. This is inappropriate advice as sometimes a capsule is thin or non-existent, and sometimes it is adherent to structures that should not be damaged. In fact, in Spring of 2022 The Aesthetic Society released data to plastic surgeons stating that preliminary studies show no improvement benefit in different types of capsulectomies. Since an En Bloc type of capsulectomy can be more deforming to breast appearance, this is something that needs to be discussed on an individual basis. The plastic surgeon should do an appropriate procedure based on what will be the best, safe treatment for each patient.
There are a couple basic options for breast implant removal: we can remove and replace, or simply remove.
While the typical lament is “I wish I had gone bigger,” there are also women who choose to go smaller. An explantation with a subsequent implantation is usually called a breast implant revision surgery or secondary breast augmentation.
Post-Removal Breast Lift
Depending on the size of the implants, their age, and the age of the patient, the patient’s breast skin may have lost its ability to “snap back” to a pre-implant firmness and contour. In these cases, a breast lift, or mastopexy, may be recommended after implant removal. This is usually done in staged procedures in order to optimize the appearance of the explanted breast.
Breast Implant Removal and Contour Shaping with Fat Transfer
Some patients may benefit from contour with fat transfer after implant removal. Fat obtained from liposuction can be strategically placed to shape and add volume for the skin to contract and reshape around.
When looking for a breast surgeon, why wouldn’t you choose a doctor that focuses on breast surgery? Dr. Sorokin’s breast implant removal patients appreciate that he offers the following advantages:
- Rapid recovery techniques
- Use of newest surgical technology
- Extensive experience removing both saline and silicone gel implants, including Gummy Bear implants
- Low complication rates
Certifications and Credentials
- Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Private out of hospital American Association of Accredited Surgical Facilities AAAASF suite
- State of New Jersey licensed Ambulatory Surgical Center on site
- Anesthesia care by board certified physician anesthesiologists
- In-depth care following surgery
Dr. Sorokin encourages you to request a consultation online to talk with him one-on-one about breast implant removal. His has convenient office locations in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill.
What Our Patients Are Saying
I have never had a better experience with a doctor and his staff in my entire life! My breast augmentation recovery was incredibly easy. I am forever grateful to Dr. Sorokin for restoring my confidence. Thank you!!
I’ve wanted breast augmentation for over 14 years. As soon as I saw my friend’s breasts (done by Dr. Sorokin), I was sold. I feel like a complete woman.
My breasts were botched by another surgeon. Dr. Sorokin performed thoughtful improvements I didn’t even know were possible. As a result my confidence is vastly improved.
The biggest testament to Dr.Sorokin and his work is that when other people see the results of my breast reduction the first words out of their mouths are “wow, he did a fantastic job”. That’s enough for me!!