Breast implants are commonly used as part of the breast augmentation process to enhance the appearance of a woman’s breasts. However, sometimes, a breast implant will need to be removed or replaced to address a cosmetic or medical concern.
This is called breast implant revision and is sometimes referred to as revision breast augmentation or corrective breast surgery. Understanding why people have breast implants removed may help you know if breast implant revision is for you.
A small amount of scar tissue naturally forms around your breast implants while you recover. The scar tissue is formed as part of your body’s wound response to a foreign item in your body. The scar tissue helps keep the breast implant in place and protect it. However, sometimes, the body will produce too much scar tissue, and the “pocket” around the breast implant becomes dense and hard.
This can lead to discomfort and pain and makes the breast implants hard to the touch. The excessive forming of scar tissue around a breast implant is called capsular contracture and is a common reason for breast implant revision.
Change in Cosmetic Goals
A change in cosmetic goals is another common reason for breast implant revision. A woman may decide that the size, shape, or material isn’t what they want anymore. In some cases, a woman may decide that they no longer desire breast implants at all and want them removed.
Breast Implant Rupture
A breast implant rupture occurs when the protective shell on the breast implant becomes damaged and compromised. A saline breast implant will deflate and leak, while a silicone breast implant will ripple and deform.
While a ruptured breast implant usually isn’t a medical concern, a ruptured breast implant will compromise the aesthetics. Ruptured breast implants are caused by old implants, injuries, or past surgical errors.
Breast Implant Revision in Littleton, CO
No matter what your reasons for deciding to have breast implants removed are, our team at Revella Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics is there for you. Our practice in Littleton, CO, part of south Denver, proves its dedication to our community by offering only the industry’s best procedures and treatments. If you’re considering breast implant revision surgery, contact Revella Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics at 720-283-2500 to schedule a visit today.