Breast Implant Removal in Beverly Hills
With the modern trend to make breasts more beautiful with breast augmentation, the need for some women to remove or revise their implants in the future is not widely discussed. Simply Breasts believes strongly in complete patient education. That why we have highlighted on this page the common reasons to remove implants in detail with the pros and cons of replacing the implants. Specific techniques of implant removal as well as alternative treatments are also discussed. If you are concerned and would like further assistance in making an informed decision about removing your implant, our Beverly Hills breast implant surgeon can help.
Contact our clinic at (310) 935-0716 to learn more about your breast implant removal options!
Reasons to Remove Breast Implants
Breast augmentation remains the most common implant procedure performed for cosmetic purposes. Occasionally, women choose to have their breast implants removed for purely personal reasons and even without a medical justification.
- The most common complications associated with breast augmentation are highlighted below:
- Capsular contracture capsular- Contracture is the most common reason for removing a breast implant. Occurring in 10 to 20 percent of patients within 10 years of their breast augmentation, capsular contracture is treated by removing the tight capsule around the breast implant (capsulectomy) followed by removing the implant.
- Rupture- About three to five percent of breast implants will rupture over 10 years after breast augmentation. Once diagnosed, the ruptured breast implant will have to be removed as soon as possible and possibly replaced.
- Asymmetry- In rare cases, the breasts can appear asymmetrical or uneven after breast augmentation. This unevenness is typically due to pre-existing natural breast asymmetry prior to the breast augmentation. After insertion, breast implants may also shift in their position on the chest leading to breast asymmetry. In cases of significant asymmetry after breast augmentation, the breast implants may have to be removed or if being replaced, the implant pocket will have to be revised prior to inserting another implant.
- Visible rippling - Rippling after breast augmentation is a difficult problem to address. This problem typically occurs in women who have thin breast tissue covering their breast implants. Removal of the breast implants in some women will likely lead to a deflated appearance to their breasts that may require a breast lift or mastopexy.
- Infection- Infection occurs in approximately three to five percent of breast augmentation surgeries. In cases of superficial infections, antibiotics alone will typically treat the problem. When the infection involved the deeper tissues within the breast, the breast implant may be involved. As the breast implant does not have its own blood supply, it cannot fight the infecting bacteria. Removal of an infected breast implant is therefore necessary. Another breast implant can be replaced into the affected breast once the infection has fully resolved.
- Extrusion- If there are wound healing issues or excessively large implants are placed into the breasts, implant extrusion may result. The implant may become visible through the open wound. Skin necrosis over the breast implant may lead to a potentially exposed implant that will have to be removed.
- Personal dissatisfaction- If you are extremely dissatisfied with your breast implants, removal of your breast implants is certainly an option. You are encouraged to contact our office to discuss your concerns and possible alternatives prior to undergoing the procedure.
For more information that you want to discuss in-person, schedule a free initial consultation with our Beverly Hills breast implant surgeons at (310) 935-0716!
*Results from surgical or non-surgical procedures will vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.