Whether for aesthetic reasons or medical needs, many women undergo breast augmentation surgeries. Recent advancements in procedures and materials have made augmentation surgery extremely successful, regardless of using silicone or saline implants. Despite the high success rate of these surgeries, there are still many reasons why some women will undergo surgery to remove breast implants.
Revision from previous augmentation surgery. Even the most skilled plastic surgeons cannot predict how aging may take its toll on the body and potentially change the look of implants. If there was any unevenness in the placement of the implants from the first surgery, there is a chance they may drift, making the difference more noticeable.
Fixing a rupture or tear. Although modern silicone implants tend to be more resilient and stay together compared to saline, both have the potential to rupture or tear. With saline implants, this will be noticed right away, as the saline leaks out from the implant. Silicone, on the other hand, tends to tear, and unless the tear is large enough, it might only be seen on an MRI.
Age of implant. Silicone and saline breast implants can provide the look you want for many years. However, it is important to know they do not last forever and for health and safety concerns must be replaced after 10-15 years. Some women opt to replace them, often choosing a different size, shape, or material. Others, however, may have them removed completely, without a replacement.
Regardless of the reason, breast implant removal surgery is safe and effective. Modern techniques used by surgeons can often use the original incision lines, minimizing scarring. Depending on the size of the implant being removed, your surgeon may suggest a breast lift to be performed at the same time as the skin around the breast is not as elastic as other tissues and may not “bounce back.”
To hear more about breast implant removal surgery, contact Dr. Low or Dr. Cheung and the staff at Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida in Fort Lauderdale. The expert team can help guide you through the various treatment and aesthetic options available. Call the team at 954-533-8029, or visit www.crsplasticsurgery.com to schedule a consultation.