The Pros and Cons of Breast Implant Removal Surgery
Most women opt for breast implants to change the size, shape, and texture of their breasts. These implants don’t last forever, and you will need to replace or remove them at some point. In 2017, the number of breast implant removals was over 45,000 so you’re not alone in your quest for creating your ideal breast. Read on to learn more about breast implant removal surgery to decide if it’s right for you.
What Is Breast Implant Removal?
The breast implant removal procedure involves taking out an existing implant. Your doctor will examine your breast, assess your condition, prepare you for the surgery, then make an incision to remove the implants from your previous reconstruction or augmentation surgery.
When to Consider Implants Removal
There are various reasons why people consider breast implant removal. One reason is routine, as implants last for about ten to fifteen years. When the time comes, you will need to have them removed or replaced.
Other reasons may be previous complications with implants, changing aesthetic desires, or medical considerations. If you experience pain due to an infection or any other condition on your breast, you should have it removed. After years of successful use, some women remove the breast implants to replace them with different ones or restore their natural size.
Making Breast Implant Removal Surgery Decision
Like any other surgery, the procedure has lots of benefits and some risks.
Pros of Breast Implant Removal:
Following breast augmentation, some people begin to feel pain after some time. If you have bigger implants, you might experience back, neck, and shoulder pain. Having the implants removed will take away the pain.
It Boosts Your Confidence
If you don’t feel happy with the outcome of the previous surgery or you have changed your preferences, you can always have the implants removed. Reaching your aesthetic goals can improve confidence.
Shorter Recovery Time
After having the breast implant removed, you should recover within two weeks if doctor’s instructions are followed
Makes Mammogram Easier
Breast implants can make it harder to conduct mammograms. Having the implant removed, can aid in a more efficient mammogram examination.
Cons of Breast Implant Removal:
Breast implants give your chest a full look, and once you remove them, your breast will not have the volume they had with the breast implants. If you have had large implants for a long time, removing them results in excess loose skin. If you are concerned about this, Dr. Golosow can discuss your options.
Having surgery is a big decision and some may be apprehensive about potential risks. Be sure to speak with Dr. Golosow about any worries you may have.
Since the procedure requires incisions, there could be additional scaring from having your implants removed.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are considering breast implant removal procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lorraine Golosow to discuss your options. Dr. Golosow’s plastic surgery practice incorporates cutting-edge technology to provide natural-looking results. Schedule a consultation by calling or filling out our online form.