• Implant Removal

  • The Procedure  

    There are a number of reasons why women choose to have their breast implants replaced. It may be for one of the following:

    • The patient may feel she wants a more natural look, or simply a different look
    • For some women, it is an issue of size – many women feel they could and should have gone bigger once they are used to the size of heir implants in situe
    • If your weight or body shape has changed, then you may be seeking replacement implants to keep your shape/size
    • The implants may have encapsulated or even ruptured.
  • Whats involved 

    Having had one breast augmentation, a re-augmentation is generally more straightforward than the previous operation as the “pocket” or “capsule” for the implant is already there. Your surgeon can advise on the likely outcome of the operation and what sort of recovery experience you should expect. It should be noted that it is widely accepted that the risk of capsular contracture increases following secondary breast augmentation. 

    If a woman doesn’t want to replace her implants, removal can performed along with a mastopexy to address skin and tissue that might have been stretched from the implants.

    Benefits

    This really depends on the reason for the procedure. Complications such as capsular contracture can be painful so obvious benefits such as a patient being pain free post procedure should result. If different implants are chosen, a patient can feel much happier and more confident with their appearance.