Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. While most women are highly satisfied with their breasts after the procedure, some may eventually decide to remove their breast implants.
Dr. Ravinder Jarial is a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon who serves patients in West Palm Beach. Here, he explains some of the top reasons why some women decide to remove their breast implants.
Breast Appearance Change
Breasts change over time. Even if a woman has had breast augmentation surgery, the appearance and shape of her breasts can change. If a woman’s breast appearance changes and she no longer likes the look of her augmented breasts, she may decide to have her breast implants removed. Common reasons for a change in breast appearance include the following:
- Weight changes
It’s okay to change your mind about what you want. Some patients decide to have their breast implants removed simply because they want smaller breasts. For other women, they want smaller breasts for aesthetic reasons. Still others may choose to have smaller breasts for functional reasons. They may find that it’s easier to engage in physical activity or find clothing that fits with smaller breasts.
Breast implants do not last forever. This means that at some point, a patient may have to have her breast implants replaced with a new pair. Some women opt to have their breast implants removed without replacing them.
Breast augmentation is a safe procedure. However, it is possible to experience unexpected complications from the procedure, no matter how well it was performed. If these issues are related to the integrity of the implants, then breast implant removal may be the best option. Some of the issues that would necessitate breast implant removal are:
Capsular contracture: The development of a dense capsule of scar tissue around the implant. It can cause discomfort and change the profile or contour of the breast.
Breast implant illness: If a patient and her doctor believe that the implants are causing symptoms, then they may decide to have the implants removed. Some of the most common symptoms include brain fog, fatigue, pain, sensitivity, and anxiety.
Implant rupture: While this is a rare occurrence, it should be treated immediately.
Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Jarial
Do you want to learn more about your breast implant removal options? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jarial at Ultra Aesthetics in West Palm Beach by calling (561) 249-0390.