Breast Implant Removal Candidates

Breast Implant Removal Candidates

Posted on December 10, 2019

Breast Implant Removal CandidatesAfter the breast augmentation procedure, a woman may seek breast implant removal surgery at any stage due to a variety of causes, including cosmetic, emotional, and medical reasons. It is vital for women considering a breast implant removal to be in suitable health. She should also not be pregnant or nursing. 

plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides breast implant removal to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.


Removal due to Improper Implants

The primary breast augmentation cosmetic surgery may not always offer outcomes that are satisfactory for the patient due to various reasons, such as inappropriate implant shape, size, or type. 

Sometimes (in rare cases), the woman may feel that she felt happier with her natural breast shape, or that the bigger breasts are adversely affecting her ability to perform certain tasks. 

Patients experiencing such problems may be good candidates for breast implant removal surgery. The woman may, at times, be unhappy with the size, type, or shape of her implants. 

A woman may feel that the implants are excessively large or too small. She may find the shape or profile unsuitable to her. Such women may be good candidates for breast implant removal surgery, as well. Sometimes the patient may choose to get new, more appropriate implants after implant removal.

The FDA approved silicone breast implants a few years after saline implants were approved by the FDA. Some patients may decide to have their saline implants replaced with silicone ones. 


Surgical Complications Requiring Removal

A woman may also experience complications associated with breast implants after her breast enlargement plastic surgery, which may occur at any time after the primary procedure. 

The risk of complications is significantly reduced when an experienced and skilled breast surgeon undertakes the procedure. However, complications may still occur, even years after the primary augmentation surgery.

Capsular contracture refers to the hardening of the scar tissue around the implant. In such cases, the patient will need to undergo scar tissue or implant removal surgery to correct this condition. 

Furthermore, they may decide to receive implant replacement after the removal procedure. The implants may rupture, leak, or deflate due to a defective implant or natural wear and tear. 

Implant rippling may occur due to the thinning of the skin across the breasts or hormonal changes. At times, the breast implant may move from its original placement to create a lop-sided appearance. In such cases, the patient will require breast implant surgery.


Other Candidates for Breast Implant Removal

Breast removal surgery may be performed for other reasons as well, such as a cancer diagnosis. In such cases, breast implant removal will be required to ensure the efficacy of cancer treatment. Some women seek breast implant removal because of changing aesthetic preferences or lifestyle. 

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for breast implant removal.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. David Kim and Dr. Eugene Kim.  Click here to contact us today.

Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Orange County, Southern California and surrounding areas.

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