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The Fate of Breast Implant Capsules: Persistence or Reabsorption?

The conversation about breast augmentation often centers around the implants themselves—their size, shape, and safety. However, what is often overlooked is the fate of the capsules that form around these implants, especially after breast implant removal. Many in the medical community, including many patients, believe that the breast implant capsule naturally reabsorbs into the body. But recent evidence suggests that’s not entirely correct. Dr. Shaher Khan advocates for the complete removal of the implant and the surrounding capsule via total...
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Understanding Silicone Implant Incompatibility Syndrome (SIIS): What is it?

If you’ve been considering breast augmentation or have already undergone the procedure, it’s crucial to understand the potential risks associated with silicone implants. Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular and common plastic surgeries, but it’s also one of the riskiest. In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that breast implants can lead to a whole host of possible complications. Some complications, like capsular contracture, are more evident, and others, like silicone implant incompatibility syndrome and breast...
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Understanding Residual Capsulectomy: What You Need to Know

If you've undergone breast augmentation or have experienced issues with breast implants, you may have heard of residual capsulectomy as a solution. This procedure, often necessary due to complications arising from breast implants, involves the removal of the capsule that forms around the implant. Here's what you need to know about residual capsulectomy. What is Residual Capsulectomy? Residual capsulectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the scar tissue (capsule) that has formed around the breast implant. Unlike the initial capsulectomy...
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Essential Guide: The Importance of Compression Garments Post-Surgery

Undergoing surgery is a significant event that requires careful recovery and rehabilitation. One often overlooked aspect of post-surgery recovery is the use of compression garments. These specialized garments offer a range of benefits that can aid in your healing process and improve your overall outcome. In this essential guide, we'll explore the importance of compression garments post-surgery and why they should be a vital part of your recovery plan. 1. Reduce Swelling and Inflammation After surgery, it's common to experience...
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Breast Self-Exams

Breast self-exams are an essential component of women's healthcare routine, empowering individuals to monitor their breast health and detect any abnormalities early on. By conducting regular self-exams, you take an active role in your well-being, potentially identifying changes that may require further medical attention. In this article, we discuss the importance of breast self-exams, how to perform them effectively, and when to seek professional evaluation. The Importance of Breast Self-Exams Breast self-exams play a vital role in the early detection...
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Do Breast Implants Make It Harder to Detect Breast Cancer?

Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgeries involving the placement of implants to enhance breast size and shape. While many individuals opt for this surgery to boost confidence, it has recently become clear that the risks far outweigh the possible benefits. Breast implants can lead to numerous complications, ranging from systemic issues like Breast Implant Illness to implant ruptures and capsular contractures. However, in recent years, it has also become increasingly evident that breast implants can make...
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What is the BRCA (Gene)?

Within the field of genetics, few terms have gained as much recognition in recent years as the BRCA gene, and for good reason. BRCA, an abbreviation for Breast Cancer Gene, refers to a group of genes responsible for encoding proteins that suppress tumors. Mutations in these genes can significantly increase the risk of developing breast, ovarian, and other cancers. In this article, we describe what the BRCA gene is, its implications, and the importance of genetic testing. What Are BRCA...
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What Are the Differences Between General Anesthesia and Local With IV Sedation?

When considering plastic surgery, one of the most critical decisions patients face is the type of anesthesia they'll receive during the procedure. Two common options are general anesthesia and local anesthesia with intravenous (IV) sedation. In this article, we explore the key differences between these two approaches to anesthesia. Option 1: General Anesthesia General anesthesia induces a temporary loss of consciousness. It involves administering medications through inhalation or intravenous injection to render the patient completely unconscious. This state ensures they...
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What Is Breast Ptosis?

Breast ptosis, commonly referred to as breast sagging, is a natural part of the aging process that many women experience at some point in their lives. It is characterized by a gradual drooping of the breasts, which can affect a woman's self-confidence and body image. Fortunately, there are effective surgical solutions to address breast ptosis, including the innovative pseudo lift, also known as a mini breast lift, performed by Dr. Khan. What Is Breast Ptosis? Breast ptosis occurs when the...
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Breasts Implant side effects

Breast augmentation has long been a popular cosmetic procedure, promising an enhanced appearance and an apparent boost in self-esteem. However, it is essential to acknowledge the darker side of breast implants, as they are far from the safe, risk-free choice that they’re advertised to be. Dr. Khan is a specialist in Breast Implant Illness (BII) who takes a strong stand against breast implants. We explore the various side effects and risks of breast implants. Unwanted Scarring Unwanted scarring from breast...
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