Recognized as the Top Breast Implant Removal Surgeon in NYC

Some women experience problems arising from their breast implants, which may be both functional (due to physical or medical issues) and cosmetic (related purely to appearance). Recognized as a top breast implant surgeon, Dr. Olivia Hutchinson has over 20 years of experience evaluating patients with breast implant-related concerns and performing breast implant removal in NYC.

When is Breast Implant Removal Done?

The desire for breast implant removal is often due to problems that have arisen related to the implants — such as patient discomfort or mechanical problems with the implants and surrounding capsule — or for aesthetic reasons. Regardless of the reasons why you may wish to have your breast implants removed, Dr. Hutchinson has the experience and skill to address any implant related concern. She will advise you on the various surgical options available and the best course of action to help you achieve your goals. In some cases, a secondary procedure such as a breast lift may be necessary to achieve the best aesthetic results. 

Aesthetic Breast Implant Issues

  • Breast implant becomes palpable or visible (folded, rippled, or wrinkled)
  • Breast implant rupture, leakage, or deflation
  • The implant has moved from its original position (up, down, to the side, or towards the middle of the chest)
  • Capsular contracture (distortion and abnormal appearance of the breasts as a result of hardening of the soft tissue envelope around implants)
  • Breast asymmetry with unequal appearance of the breasts
  • Unsightly or widened scars
  • Nipple or areola enlargement, distortion, asymmetry
  • Implant malposition, such as a “double bubble” appearance where the implant is not centered under the breast or “symmastia,” where the implants appear to touch in the middle
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Breast Implant Related Medical Issues

  • Severe capsular contracture (significant scar tissue forms around the implants, causing pain and discomfort in addition to affecting cosmetic results) 
  • Chronic pain with breast implants
  • Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
  • Breast Implant Illness (BII)
  • Infection and/or bleeding

Every single detail of my experience with Dr. Hutchinson and her amazing staff was exceptional. The atmosphere is calming, everything is super clean, and all I encountered were super professional and nice. Dr. Hutchinson made me feel so comfortable and the results are amazing. I could not be happier. Thank you, thank you!

Emilie M.

Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Over the last few years, a rare cancer was identified specifically related to breast implants: Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL.) Some women who have had textured implants made by Allergan inserted may wish to have their implants removed or replaced due to the recall of these implants as of July 24, 2019.

The recall was initiated because of the incidence of Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL,) which, although extremely infrequent, is primarily associated with the BIOCELL textured surface present in Allergan implants (including Natrelle® and Inspira® textured breast implants.)

Removal of all textured implants is not currently recommended or standard treatment, although each patient should make an informed decision after discussion with their plastic surgeon.

BIA-ALCL is distinct from and unrelated to breast cancer; often presents as a mass or fluid accumulation that manifests late (usually several years after the initial breast surgery;) and is mostly treatable with surgical removal of the tumor, capsule, and breast implant.

Breast Implant Illness

Breast Implant Illness or “BII” refers to a wide variety of symptoms that patients may occasionally report after undergoing breast augmentation or reconstruction with implants. These symptoms include fatigue, fever, gastrointestinal complaints, migraines, breathing difficulties, depression or anxiety, rashes, pain and discomfort, brain fog, and other non-specific complaints. 

While it’s uncertain what causes BII, it is believed to be associated with pre existing autoimmune problems. As such, it is also referred to as “autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA).” Studies seem to indicate that it may develop primarily in patients who have autoimmune problems, a hyperactive immune system, or allergy issues. 

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Olivia Hutchinson, MD: A Top Breast Implant Removal Surgeon

Cosmetic breast surgery is one of Dr. Olivia Hutchinson’s main areas of focus, and she is considered to be one of the top breast implant removal surgeons on the Upper East Side in NYC. As a board certified, Harvard and Columbia educated female aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Hutchinson distinguishes her practice by her desire to ensure the finest surgical results for her patients. If you are interested in breast implant removal in NYC, contact us or call our office at (212) 452-1400  to book a consultation with Dr. Hutchinson today.

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