Reasons to Consider Breast Implant Removal

Reasons to Consider Breast Implant Removal

Breast augmentation surgery is a popular plastic surgery procedure, where patients receive breast implants to improve the shape and size of their breasts. However, did you know that there is such a thing as breast implant removal surgery as well? This procedure does just as it sounds: it removes breast implants. Read on to learn more about why patients may undergo this procedure.

What is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure to remove breast implants. Because breast implants are not lifelong devices, anyone with breast implants will eventually need to have them replaced. There are also many other reasons why a patient may choose to have their breast implants removed.

Who is a Candidate for Breast Implant Removal?

Individuals who have experienced a complication with their breast implants such as a leak or rupture, or those who simply wish to change out or remove their implants can often benefit from breast implant removal surgery.

Breast Implant Leak/Rupture

If a saline breast implant were to leak or rupture, the breast may feel deflated, and the saline solution inside of the breast will simply be absorbed by surrounding tissue. If a silicone implant leaks, it can be more difficult to detect since the silicone gel will keep its shape. Some patients may notice that their breasts feel uncomfortable or sensitive after a leakage.

Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture occurs when scar tissue that forms around the breast implant becomes tight and hard. This can cause discomfort and the breast implant to shift out of place.

Desire a Change in Breast Size

Some women may choose to undergo breast implant removal because they simply wish to have smaller or more natural-looking breasts.

What Happens During Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

During this procedure, an incision is created over the previous scar that was used to insert the breast implants. The implant is then removed through this incision. If capsular contracture is an issue, it can be corrected, and new implants can be placed if the patient wishes. This procedure can also be combined with a breast lift to help achieve a more youthful breast position. Overall, the best surgical option for you can be discussed during your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Kayastha.

Recovery from Breast Implant Removal

Following breast implant removal, patients may experience bruising and swelling, as well as discomfort which can be minimized with pain medication. A special surgical bra will need to be worn in order to assist in the healing process. Most people can return to normal activities within one week, with strenuous exercise resumed after about six weeks.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about breast implant removal surgery in the New York area, contact K Plastic Surgery today. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kayastha.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.