The number of people requesting breast augmentation continues to increase year after year. However, at the same time, many people have gone back to request breast implant removal for various reasons. Before you request a removal, it’s important to know what you are getting into by learning more about what to expect from this minor surgical procedure.
There are a few pros to the idea of breast implant removal. During a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Patrick Basile will address the surgery’s procedure so you know what to expect and prepare properly for breast implant removal.
First, and perhaps most obvious, is if the person develops medical complications, such as rupture or capsular contracture. Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue formed around the implant becomes hard, changes shape, and becomes uncomfortable or painful. The best way to remedy this situation is to simply remove the affected implant. On occasion another implant may be utilized, but be sure to speak with your physician about the best choice for your body.
The other main reason is simply that people change with time, and so do their bodies. For example, the look someone wanted when they were 30 now doesn’t work with their 50-year-old body. Alternatively, changes to your breast shape may make implants not a good option for breast enhancement, sometimes due to skin laxity, tissue growth, or other body changes.
The procedure does not differ from other plastic surgeries in its risks and side effects. During a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Basile will address the surgery’s procedure so you know what to expect and prepare properly for breast implant removal.
As breast implant removal surgery when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon is very safe, the biggest con could be the aesthetic risk. After implant removal, your breasts may not appear as you would like. However, even if replacing your implants eventually isn’t something you’re interested in, Dr. Basile can recommend other surgical and non-surgical approaches for breast enhancement during your consultation.
As with any elective cosmetic surgery, cost is a critical factor for many people, as insurance rarely covers such procedures. Breast implant removal is less expensive than breast augmentation, but can still run several thousand dollars. Especially when medically necessary, Dr. Basile works with patients to find a financing option to make this an affordable surgery for all who want it.
Breast implant removal, whether necessary or elective, raises many questions for people who have had implants for a long time. Dr. Basile can help walk you through the process of breast implant removal surgery and where to go from there during a one-on-one consultation. To schedule your appointment, call us at (904)-701-1927 or fill out our online contact form.