Implant Removal / Replacement
What are breast implants?
Breast implants are artificial shells made of rubber, filled with sterile saline or silicone gel, which are surgically implanted below the breast tissue for cosmetic purposes – to augment the shape and size of the breasts, for breast reconstruction or to rectify a birth defect.
When is breast implant replacement considered?
Breast implant replacement surgery after implant removal is usually considered by patients who wish to customise the results of an initial breast augmentation surgery, such as altering the size and shape of the breasts,and getting a more natural feel and look of the breasts.
When should breast implant replacement be avoided?
However, these implants are artificial and are subject to wear and tear. Removing your breast implants without replacement is usually recommended in cases of breast cancer, rupture, deflation or leak from the implants, complications related to healing after breast augmentation, sagging of the breasts, and a desire to return to your natural breast size.
What are the risks and complications of breast implant removal surgery?
As with any surgery, breast implant removal surgery may also involve certain risks and complications which include infection, bleeding, scarring,rupture of the implant as it is being removed.