Breast Implant Removal is a surgical procedure suggested to remove implants for cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. This procedure can help if you would like to increase your breast size, decrease you breast size, or remove your breast implants completely. This also gives your surgeon the opportunity to remove any scar tissue that has incased the implant that can make the tissue hard and uncomfortable for the patient.
There are a variety of reason that a person may want to or need to undergo Breast Implant Removal surgery. Breast Implants usually have a life span of 10-15 years and will need to be replaced if the patient is healthy enough to endure surgery. In some cases, breast implants can leak or rupture, this can happen with both silicone and saline implants. When this happens, the breast implant becomes hard and can be loose its original shape. It is recommended that you get a MRI scan 5-6 years after your initial procedure, and once every 2 years after that to make sure there is no ruptures or abnormalities. Another reason for an implant removal can come from a capsular contracture, which happens when scar tissue forms around the initial implant. This condition can be painful and cause your breasts to harden. Other patients may wish to remove their implants because they just don’t want them anymore or would like a different size.
Here are just a few benefits of a Breast Implant Removal procedure benefits:
Immediately after your procedure your surgeon or surgical staff will dress your incision with gauze and drains if needed. Drains are small surgical tubes that remove excess fluid and blood that can cause swelling. This helps the healing process progress a little easier. Your surgeon may also suggest a compression garment to help reduce any swelling and bruising you may experience over the next several weeks.