At any stage after the breast augmentation cosmetic surgery, a woman may seek breast implant removal due to aesthetic, emotional, or medical reasons. The patient should be in decent overall health and not pregnant or breastfeeding to be able to undergo this procedure.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast implant removal to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Removal due to Unsuitable Implants
The original breast enhancement plastic surgery may not always offer the results that a patient desires. This may occur due to a variety of reasons, such as inappropriate implant shape, size, or type.
After the implant surgery (in an exceptional case), the woman may feel that she was more satisfied with the natural shape of her breasts, or that the new breasts are impeding her ability to perform specific activities.
Women with such problems may make good candidates for breast implant removal surgery. At times, the woman may not be happy with the shape, size, and type of her implants.
The woman may feel that her implants are too large or excessively small, or the shape or profile may not be suitable. Breast implant removal surgery may be ideal in such cases. The patient may sometimes choose to get new, more appropriate implants following implant removal.
A few years after saline implants were approved by the FDA, silicone breast implants received FDA-approval. However, today, they are more popular than saline implants because of their superior touch and feel. Certain patients may desire saline implant removal and the replacement of these with silicone implants.
Surgical Complications Necessitating Implant Removal
A woman may sometimes experience complications related to breast implants following their primary augmentation mammaplasty. This may happen at any time after the plastic surgery.
The risk of complications is greatly reduced in the hands of an experienced surgeon. But complications can still develop, even many years after the original procedure.
Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue around the implant hardens. The patient will require implant removal or scar tissue removal surgery in cases such as these.
In addition, they may choose to undergo a breast implant replacement procedure after the removal. Implants may leak, rupture, or deflate due to natural wear and tear or implant defects.
Implant rippling may occur due to the thinning of the skin across the breast or hormonal fluctuations. Sometimes the breast implant may shift from their original position to produce a lopsided appearance. In these types of conditions, the patient may require implant removal surgery.
Other Candidates for Implant Removal
Some women may be appropriate candidates for breast removal surgery due to other considerations, such as a cancer diagnosis. In such cases, implant removal would be necessary for the patient to be able to receive cancer treatment more effectively. Changes in aesthetic preferences or lifestyle may also cause some women to consider breast implant removal surgery.
Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant removal.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.