BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL / REPLACEMENT
There are many reasons a woman may wish to have her breast implants removed. Sometimes, this is for health reasons, and other times women simply wish to go back to their natural look. Breast implant removal is also fairly common, whether to increase size, improve feel, or to replace them with higher quality implants.
Before and After
HOW IS BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL OR REPLACEMENT PERFORMED?
Our Philadelphia breast implant removal and breast implant replacement are both performed under general anesthesia and should last about an hour. If you are also having a breast lift or other additional procedures, the surgery may be longer.
In traditional tumescent liposuction, an anesthetic fluid is infused into the treated area to reduce trauma. A small hollow tube known as a cannula is then inserted into the incisions.
This tube will loosen unwanted fat before it gets suctioned out through the cannula. The surgeon will carefully contour all the treated areas before completing the procedure.
REASONS TO GET A REPLACEMENT OR REMOVAL:
In some rare cases, hard, painful scar tissue may develop in the breasts after breast augmentation or reconstruction. This is called capsular contracture and may necessitate the removal of the implants and scar tissue to restore the patient’s comfort.
- When implants are leaking or in danger of leaking, patients should have their implants removed as soon as possible. Should the patient desire a breast revision, their breast implants can be replaced during the same procedure as well.
Breast implants can also be safely removed if a patient wishes to go back to their natural breast look and size. However, the breast skin may have stretched to accommodate the size of the implant and a breast lift or fat transfer breast augmentation also be necessary for best resultss