New York Plastic Surgeon
630 3RD AVENUE, Suite 601, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10017 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

The best doctor ever

I got saline breast implants 13 years ago. Initially I loved them, for many years I was very happy with them. One day I realized that my implants could be causing more harm than good. I always had issues with my digestive health. So many issues, that I experimented with a vegan diet for a year. I also tried gluten free diets. Regardless of what I did, I never felt an improvement. Aside from...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

61 Year Old with an Array of Illnesses and Symptoms in Need of an En-bloc Capsulectomy - New York, NY

I have been seriously ill with fungal, viral and bacterial infections and symptoms including SOB, brain fog and burning pain in chest and other parts of my body to name a few. This progressed over the coarse of 11 years . I had been to many specialists, diagnosed with fibromyalgia, mild COPD, ground glass nodules in my lungs and other various medical problems. Before this time I had...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Fat Transfer

Explant of 15 Yo Saline Implants and Fat Grafting with Brava - New York

Dr. Ahn's skill and bedside manner are unsurpassed. Her staff, especially Mina who I mostly interacted with, is professional and courteous at all times. Please see my review above for more details on my great experience with Dr. Ahn.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

44 Year Old Mother of 3 Needed Implant Removal - Little York, NY

About 20 years ago I decided I needed breast implants. Things didn't go too smoothly. Over the next 5 years I had to have 5 surgeries to correct the first. It was problem after problem. I thought I would just live with the result but I was never happy. I started having pain and didn't realize how much it affecting my life. Through the years I have looked into other treatments and options but...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Implant / Explant Story – 33 Y/o Implanted in August 2014 with Submuscular 310 Cc Textured Shaped Silicone Sientra - New York

Amazing doctor who has exceptional surgical skills and bedside manner. She truly provides emotional support as you go through the healing process.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

60 Year Old with 24 Year Old Ruptured Silicone Implants, Planning for Explant and Lift. New York, NY

Dr christina Y Ahn is a gifted, truly talented surgeon that will do her absolute best to make sure your breasts look good after explant and she has the skills necessary to be able to do so! This is important as there are specific skills to removing implants, especially OLD silicone implants! Many surgeons can remove them but most are just good at putting them in which is infinitely easier than taking them out...I learned this through my research. She is an expert in removing them “enbloc” which is removing the implant and the surrounding capsule in one piece. She can also expertly repair the muscles and rearrange the breast tissue to give you the best possible outcome. She has an artist’s eye which you will realize when you meet with her where she does a very thorough exam. In selecting a surgeon my first priority was safety and Dr Ahn is extremely concerned with safety from both the pre-op to the post-op experience. As a registered nurse myself I am very aware of what constitutes safe practices and Dr Ahn does not cut corners. My second concern was aesthetic results. I have seen countless horrid results both on this site and on others and I did not want to be one of them. I felt confident in her technique as she explained it to me, plus viewing photos of her work that she shared, and her credentials are impeccable. From seeing women with similar breasts to what I had pre-op I can truly say I do not think I could have gotten a better result. I had ruptured implant removal enbloc, a lollipop lift and muscle damage repair from capsules adherent to the chest wall. I also had rearrangement of my breast tissue to a higher plane which gave a more pleasing result than even my original pre-op breasts! Last of all I just plain liked and trusted her! I am a big believer in following your instincts and going with your gut and from the moment I met her I felt her dedication to what she was doing and knew she was the right doctor for me. I still explored some other options just to be thorough but returned to Dr Ahn and I am glad I did! I am now about six weeks post-op and am happy with my results, with my level of healing, and with the post op care thus far. Dr Ahn’s staff is also great, very accommodating and always pleasant.

40 Years Old, 3 Kids, 30A to 30DD - New York, NY

I've been flat-chested my whole life. When I was younger it didn't really bother me, then as I got older I became more self conscious about it. Then I breastfed my kids and realized how fun it was to have boobs. After every pregnancy, I've worked hard to get back to my starting weight, eating right and working out, but I just can't make those breasts grow! So I began looking into breast...

26 Y/o Sub-muscular Saline Implant Removal with Fat Transfer - New York, NY

Hi all! I found this website to be such a huge resource during my decision to remove my saline implants and I want to share my story for others who are researching and contemplating getting it done. At the moment I am 15 days away from my surgery. I had gotten sub-muscular saline implants 375 cc in 2009 with Dr. Ted Eisenberg in Philadelphia. I have no complaints, they were soft and for the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

couldnt be any happier!!! - New York, NY

This doctor is the best in her feild. My surgery was 6 hrs. She is worth every single dime

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, New York University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1988
    Residency: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 1988
    Microvascular Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1990

Treatments offered at NYU Breast Reconstructive Center

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Will a tummy tuck help me? (photos)

Yes, abdominoplasty will be of benefit to you. All 3 issues can be addressed simultaneously during the same surgical procedure. The umbilical hernia... READ MORE

I'm a 42year old woman and today I had my consultation I weigh 222 lbs the Dr told me I have to lose 30-40 lbs why is that ???

Thank you for your question. High BMI (Body mass index ration between your weight and height) is associated with higher risks related to both ... READ MORE

Breast lift; teenager, 19yrs old. 200lbs & looking to lose 40lbs.

Thank you for your question. Several factors should influence your surgical timing. First, it should be established that your breast size is stable... READ MORE

What kind of breast surgery would be best for me? 22, no kids, on the heavier side (Photo)

Thank you for this Question. You are an excellent candidate to achieve beautiful breast shape using Breast Lift -Lollipop incision technique. If you... READ MORE

32 year old DIEP flap reconstruction after BC treatment. One C and one A? (Photos)

Thank you for Asking this question. I am glad your DIEP flaps are healing well. Of course please seek your Surgeon's advise re this... However,... READ MORE

CTA before a Diep Flap?

Thank you for asking this important question. It is essential part of pre op planning for Breast reconstruction to obtain imaging study which maps... READ MORE

I want to have a tummy tuck and breast lift 4 months post c-section? Already back to my regular weight of 118lbs and I'm 5'1''.

Thank you for reaching out to Realself to ask your Question.... I'am sure you are enjoying your 4month old :) Congrats! ...Are you still breast... READ MORE

Do I have tuberous breasts or are they just ugly? (photos)

Yes, you have a variation of what is called Tuberous Breasts and Areola. It would be beneficial for you to consult with a board certified plastic... READ MORE

Should I get a Tummy Tuck now, or lose 15 pounds first? (photos)

Thank you for your question! The best aesthetic outcome would certainly be obtained following the weight loss you described and possibly more to... READ MORE

Ideally, is it breast reduction surgery better before or after menopause?

Thank you for your question! Timing for breast reduction surgery is really up to the patient, before or after menopause. Timing is really not an... READ MORE

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