Do You Want To Have Your Breast Implants Removed?
Most women enjoy the results of their breast augmentation surgery for many years. According to the FDA, the good news is that breast implants can be reasonably expected to last for at least ten years. For some women, their implants last longer and some last fewer years. The bottom line is that breast implants are not designed or intended to last for the patient’s lifetime. When the time comes to replace the implants, some women opt to do it and others decide to remove their implants for good.
Patients may choose to remove their implants for a variety of reasons. Some of the more common aesthetic and medical reasons for removal and/or exchange include:
- Desire for a different size, shape, or texture of implant
- Dissatisfaction with how your breasts looks due to changes in your body (weight gain, pregnancy, breast feeding)
- Desire to change the type of your implant from silicone, saline, or a structured implant
- Change due to previous unsatisfactory breast augmentation
- Personal lifestyle reasons for implant removal
- Capsular contracture (the formation of scar tissue around the implant causing skin tightening)
- Implant rupture which can occur when there is trauma to the breast implant outer shell (rare occurrence)
Select An Experienced Plastic Surgeon
Whether you are removing your implants for good or undergoing a breast implant exchange surgery, the process is somewhat more complex than a patient’s first breast implant (augmentation) primarily due the degree of scar tissue and the thinning of breast tissue.
During your consultation with Dr. Thomas Leach, the medical director of the Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery, you can discuss your desired goals for implant removal and/or new implants and the recommended surgical approach. Dr. Leach is an experienced board certified cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgeon. He has been practicing for over 29 years and will be happy to discuss your options during your personalized consultation in his Princeton, New Jersey facility. His years of experience, surgical skills and his caring and warm demeanor will reassure you have selected an expert surgeon who can help you achieve your optimal cosmetic enhancement and plastic reconstructive goals.
If you have been considering a breast augmentation revision, contact The Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery, located in Princeton, NJ, to schedule a personalized appointment with Dr. Thomas Leach.