Breast Implant Removal
Breast implant removal is a procedure to remove silicone implants following breast augmentation. There are a number of reasons why someone may request removal of implants. The procedure may be combined with other procedures such as an uplift or fat transfer.
Breast enlargement is the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure in women in the UK. There are an increasing number of patients that are seeking removal of their breast implants. The removal of implants will result in loss of breast volume that may result in some drooping of the breasts. Some patients may combine implant removal with an uplift or mastopexy procedure.
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Why do patients have implant removal?
Women choose to remove their breast implants for various reasons. While some may have experienced complications or discomfort, others simply decide that their priorities have shifted. It’s important to understand that each person’s journey is unique and personal.
One common reason for breast implant removal is the desire for a smaller breast size or improved physical comfort. Over time, you may gain weight and this can make the breasts feel larger. Sometimes breast implants can cause discomfort, including breast pain, tightness, or a feeling of heaviness. These symptoms can significantly impact a person’s quality of life and may motivate them to seek removal.
Another reason women choose to remove their breast implants is the risk of medical issues. Although breast implants are generally safe, there is still a small chance of complications such as capsular contracture, implant rupture, or infection. Some individuals may decide that the potential risks outweigh the benefits and opt for removal. Some patients may be concerned about symptoms that are often referred to as Breast Implant Illness.
For some women, the decision to remove breast implants is driven by a shift in priorities. As life evolves, our goals and values can change. Some individuals may find that they no longer resonate with the idea of having larger breasts or that they prefer a more natural appearance. Breast implant removal allows them to align their physical appearance with their current lifestyle and preferences.
What are the alternatives to breast implants when they are removed?
For individuals who are considering breast implant removal but still desire some degree of breast enhancement, there are alternative options available.
One option is fat transfer, also known as autologous fat grafting. This procedure involves removing fat from one area of the body, such as the tummy or thighs, and injecting it into the breasts to enhance their shape and size. Fat transfer can provide a natural-looking result while using your own tissue. This procedure may often require a number of sessions to achieve the desired volume.
Another option is breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy. This procedure involves reshaping and lifting the breasts to achieve a more youthful and lifted appearance. Breast lift surgery can be performed with other procedures such as a tummy tuck as part of a mummy makeover.