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Breast Implant Removal

Reasons woman have breast implant removal

Breast implant removal

There are many number of reasons woman choose to have implant removal the most common reasons are: reoccurring infections

  • Capsular contraction
  • Pain or discomfort
  • breast cancer or disease
  • If the implant has ruptured
  • Changing the implant size
  • Unhappy with the breast enlargements result.
  • Implants have reached the end of their life
  • Breast implant removal for replacement implants

Although breast implants are extremely durable they do not last a lifetime. Their average lifespan is around 20 years although it does vary from person to person dependant on certain factors. Eventually you will need breast implant removal, to ensure the safety of your health. After 20 years, the breast implants will be showing signs of general wear and tear. If breast implant removal is not carried out, it could lead to possible ruptures and leakage in both types of implants including silicone breast implants. Breast implant removal for complications

Breast implant removal

Other reasons for breast implant removal can be for complications which arise including capsular contracture. This is when there is abnormal thickening of the scar tissue which surrounds the implant. It can cause hardening of the implant and can be dangerous, breast implant removal is needed immediately. After breast augmentation is carried out you may find for one reason or another the implant is faulty. This may cause rippling, a change in the size or the shape or the implant may move from the position in which it has been placed. The first indication the breast implant may be faulty is a change in the way it feels. It may become smaller or softer indicating that it may be leaking. The majority of expert surgeons agree that ruptured or leaking must undergo breast implant removal as soon as possible. The saline implants are easily absorbed back in to the body "unlike silicone gel implants". Silcone breast implants can cause further complications if breast implant removal is not carried out, and healthy tissue could be damaged. Breast implant removal for Cosmetic reasons

Woman may want the implants to be removed and replaced if they are not happy with the results. They may just want them replacing with a different size or just repositioning.

Breast Implant Removal Options

Your surgeon with only consider implant removal if there is no other option. Implant revision is the better option, if a breast implant is removed and a replacement is opted for it can cause cosmetic disfigurment. The skin is likely to be left overstretched, and the natural breast will need to be sculpted using the bodies natural tissue. For this reason, it is highly recommended that damaged, worn and old implants are to be replaced with new ones.

This is where the importance of choosing a reputable accredited cosmetic surgeon is extremely important. A reputable surgeon will always follow up their work and help rectify any problems which the patient may encounter with their breast enhancement. It is always best to let the surgeon try and help to fix the problem, whether it be the wrong size or its just not was expected. Most complications can be put right and should be fully considered before having a total breast implant removal. Otherwise, what may be left with is something that requires a lot of invasive cosmetic surgery to put right

How to know if a surgeon is qualiifed

There are certain measures you can take to make sure the surgeon performing surgery is qualfied to the correct level

  • Check the surgeon is qualified specifically in breast surgery rather than general cosmetic surgery
  • Always ask for before and after pictures
  • Make sure your consultation is with the surgeon who is perfoming the surgery
  • make sure they are registered with British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

The British Association of plastic surgeons are the voice for the majority of plastic surgery in the UK. Their Website contains a list of plastic surgeons in your area, only full members are kept on their databases. All of the full members are also registered by the General Medical Councils specialist register of plastic surgery. The surgeons registered must hold or have held a consultant post in plastic surgery in the NHS.


When you use an accredited reputable surgeon, they will always follow up with aftercare, to avoid complications and breast implant removal.