Although it can sound contradictory, following the information given by Total Curve, breast implant removal is a cosmetic procedure as common as the breast augmentation surgery with implants. This occurs because many women undergo a breast enhancement surgery just for aesthetic purposes, without knowing that breasts implants are not made to last a lifetime.
In fact, most women are so happy with their breast implants that they never think that they will want or need to remove them later. Breast implants (of all materials) need periodical revisions, changes or even their removal, due to many reasons that will be mentioned later.
WHAT IS A BREAST IMPLANTS REMOVAL SURGERY?
As the name indicates, a breast implants removal is a procedure of removing the artificial implants that were placed under the pectoral muscle. It may be performed due to both cosmetic or medical reasons, and can also be considered as both prevention or treatment of some complications.
WHY DO I NEED A BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL SURGERY?
The reasons to undergo a breast implant removal can vary, and they can range from cosmetic reasons like dissatisfaction with the results to medical conditions that need their removal.
An important cosmetic reason to remove the breast implants is that the patient desires a different size or shape of implants, so more than a removal, the patient desires a change of implants. However, before placing the new implants, the plastic surgeon must remove the existent implants.
Among the medical reasons to perform a breast implants removal, one of the most important is the development of subcapsular contracture. This complication occurs by an abnormal response of the immune system to the introduction of the breast implant, which is considered an abnormal tissue. Although the breast implant can be replaced, the women that have experienced a subcapsular contracture, usually prefer just removing the implant.
Other reasons to undergo a breast implant removal can be infection of the area after the surgery, detection of calcifications or breast cancer that need to be studied and treated, rupture of the implant, among others.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER BREAST IMPLANTS REMOVAL?
As it was said before, after breast implants removal is performed, new implants can be placed under the pectoral muscle or not. However, even if the woman decides that she doesn't want new implants, other procedures can be performed to improve the breast size or to avoid excessive skin sagging after the implants extraction.
For example, breast implant removal is usually complemented with a fat graft procedure. In this case, the plastic surgeon will use the patient's fat tissue from other areas (as donor sites) to process it and later inject it into the breasts and increase the volume or improve the shape of the treated area.
In some patients, this procedure is so successful that the patient looks exactly the same way as before removing the breast implants.
HOW MUCH DOES A BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL SURGERY COST?
The cost of a breast implant removal surgery can widely vary according to the urgency with which surgery should be performed, whether the patient will need new implants or not, the patient's general health condition, etc.
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