What is Breast Implant Removal?
Breast implant removal is a cosmetic procedure that’s performed when a patient decides that they no longer want their implants. The surgery can address a variety of concerns, including implant malfunction, capsular contracture, and dissatisfaction with breast size. If a woman chooses not to replace her implants, a breast lift can be performed to address skin that may have been stretched.
What Kind of Breast Implant Removal Do I Need?
There are several types of breast implant removal. Depending on your situation and needs, your plastic surgeon may recommend one of the following methods of breast implant removal surgery:
- Breast implant removal only: Your plastic surgeon will make incisions at the same place the initial surgery incisions were made. They will then remove the implant. If you are suffering from capsular contracture, they will remove the capsules to accelerate the healing process.
- Breast implant removal with breast lift: Your plastic surgeon will perform a breast implant removal surgery and a breast lift at the same time if your breast skin has become over-elastic or saggy over time. Any excess breast skin will be removed during this process.
- Deflation: For saline breast implants, your plastic surgeon may choose to deflate them while using local anaesthesia; as opposed to undergoing surgery.
When to Consider Breast Implant Removal?
Breast implant removal is a common procedure. You may want to consider undergoing breast implant removal if:
- You experience complications with your breast implants. Including: folding, deflation, or implant rupture.
- You are dissatisfied with your breast implants.
- You are experiencing capsular contracture, displacement, infection, and/or leakage of silicone.
- Your tension bands have become asymmetrical over time.
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