Reasons for getting a Breast Implant Removal:
There are a variety of reasons breast implants may be removed or revised. It is important to note that breast implants are not actually meant to last a lifetime, but rather a few decades at most.
Your breast implants may need to be removed or replaced if you are experiencing any of the following problems:
- Capsular contracture (scar tissue tightens and hardens around one or both implants)
- Implant rupture or leakage
- Implant visible, palpable or rippling
- Poor implant placement or bottoming out
- Poor outcome of your initial breast augmentation
- Regret about the size of your breast implants
- Regret about your decision to get breast implants
Revision surgery is performed very similarly to how the initial breast augmentation was performed. You will be placed under general anesthesia and your incisions will be opened and closed the same way unless you decide to have different implants inserted that require different techniques.
If you are having your breast implants removed and choose not to have them replaced, the surgical procedure may more closely resemble a breast lift.
Recovering from revision surgery is usually quicker than your initial breast augmentation recovery.
However, some changes may result in slightly more pain and downtime.