Implant removal after breast augmentation
When it comes to having breast implants, there is no denying that they are not there to stay forever. In most cases, surgeons are assuring the breast implants to lasts for 15 years or above. But if earlier complication shows, this span of time would be lessened. Based on records, there are approximately 50% of patients who have undergone implant removals or implant replacement within the first ten years.
The Breast Implant Revision Surgery
You may need breast implant revision surgery due to the following reasons:
- Capsular contracture
- implant rippling
- displacement of breast implants
- breast implant rupture
- changes in the appearance of the breasts
- if wrinkling has occurred
Patients must understand that if breast implants are removed, the results will be the same as mastectomy. It means there would be deformity and asymmetry. That’s why in most cases, surgeons advised the patients to have replacement instead of permanently removing them.
The implants will be taken out through the original incisions. The replacement will be it will be inserted through the incision and placed in the same or new pocket and they will be sutured once more. Breast lifting procedure is often performed too to treat the skin sagginess.