breast implant removal in NYC

Capsulectomy & Capsulotomy

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Welcome to Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery for breast explant surgery in NYC on Park Avenue.

We provide capsulectomy and capsulotomy procedures to remove implants and / or scar tissue surrounding them. Dr. Brian Bassiri-Tehrani provides breast enhancement tailored to each patient’s individual goals to deliver the most optimal results.

Implant and Scar Tissue Removal

After a breast augmentation, some women may develop capsular contraction or other concerns from breast enhancement.

Capsular contraction is where scar tissue forms in your body around the implant, encapsulating it. This type of occurrence is generally rare.

Breast implant removal, also known as a breast explant, can be a sensitive topic for those who’ve gone through breast enhancement. Women may get their implants taken out for a variety of reasons, including taste preferences, capsular contracture, or other issues with the implant itself. We provide breast explant surgery in NYC at our Manhattan office.

Treatable Conditions

Capsular contracture

Scar tissue

Malplaced implants

Hard or sore implants

Benefits of Breast Implant Removal in NYC at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery

Personalized consultation for your individual concerns and goals

Surgery takes place in our state-of-the-art OR at our Manhattan office

Surgery Process

How it Works




You’ll meet with Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani at our New York City office for a confidential consultation. With an individualized approach as a top priority, he will listen to your individual concerns and goals for breast explant surgery.

Based on these factors and an examination, we will create an individualized treatment plan for you. This plan will also include if he will partially or fully remove the scar tissue and replace the breast implants.

We highly encourage you to ask questions during this consultation. Our team will walk you through each step of the surgery and recovery process so you can feel comfortable and confident in your decision.

Your surgery will take place at our in-office OR in Manhattan. Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani will follow your treatment plan, either performing a capsulectomy or capsulotomy.

The surgery process takes between 2 to 3 hours, depending on the severity and Baker grade of the breast condition.

The downtime after your procedure will be 1 week.

Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani, our Patient Care Coordinator, and the rest of our team will be there for support and guidance through your post-surgery care. You cannot workout for 1 to 2 months as you heal. We will schedule a follow-up appointment to assess your recovery and results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Capsulectomy & Capsulotomy

How do I know when my breast implants need replacing? How often should I replace my breast implants?

If you feel any sort of significant change in your breast, you should consult with your surgeon. You may need to have your implants examined and replaced. Generally most patients do not replace their breast implants unless there is a specific issue.

How long does it take to recover from implant removal?

The recovery period to recover from breast implant removal is 1 week. For full recovery, it will be 1 to 2 months, where you cannot workout and will limit strenuous activity.

How much does it cost to get my implants removed?

Implant removal may require some reconstruction or a lift because the skin may have been over stretched. A range for implant removal is between $6,000-$15,000.

What happens to capsule after implant removal?

The capsule is removed as well as the implant.

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Persistent in the Pursuit of Perfection

For years, Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery has been persistent in our search for perfection as the best plastic surgeons in New York. We bring evolution, experience, expertise, and uniqueness to our breast explant surgery patients in our Manhattan office. The goal of Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery is to help patients to actualize their ideal self-image for the highest level of personal authenticity and attractiveness possible. Our surgeons couple an attentive bedside manner with genuine concern for their patients’ welfare to deliver the best capsulectomy & capsulotomy results possible.

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