What Do I Need to Know About Breast Implant Removal?

The last thing you probably want to think about when getting breast implants is the possibility of having them removed, but it is a reality. At some point, you may need to have your implants removed or replaced. Here’s what you need to know.

Implant Removal: When Is It Necessary?

Women have their breast implants removed for many different reasons. Dr. Sajjadian can help you determine if implant removal is necessary and can give you advice on what to watch for in your breasts. You may need to have your implants removed if:

  • You Want to Change Breast Size: If you decide you want to go larger or smaller after breast augmentation, you will probably need to remove and replace your implants. Both removal and replacement can often be performed together during a singular surgery. If you decide to go smaller or to remove your implants permanently, a breast lift may be needed to remove breast tissue that has stretched from your larger implants.
  • You Are Unhappy with the Appearance of Your Breasts– Dr. Sajjadian, a respected expert in breast augmentation surgery, is able to treat a variety of problems that can occur after breast augmentation including: improper implant placement, breast implant wrinkling, bottoming out, and unnatural breast appearance. Using breast revision surgery, he can help reform and reshape your breasts to your desired look. Dr. Sajjadian places a priority on patient health and happiness and will work with you to create a treatment plan that will raise your confidence and eliminate problems caused by your previous surgery.
  • Your Implant Ruptures: With modern breast implants, rupturing is rare, but should it occur, you’ll need to remove and replace your implants. Saline implants deflate when they rupture (one breast will be noticeably smaller than the other). Silicone implants may need imaging to determine if a rupture has occurred.
  • You Have Capsular ContractureCapsular contracture occurs when the body’s immune system negatively responds to your implant, causing the collagen capsule surrounding the implant to tighten. This isn’t a frequent problem, but it does happen. In extreme cases, capsular contracture can be painful and distort the breast shape. If you experience capsular contracture, we’ll need to remove and replace the implant. Different types of implants and different types of placement can reduce your risk of capsular contracture.

Can the Same Incision Be Used?

Depending on the incision used in your first breast augmentation, Dr. Sajjadian may be able to reuse the same incision for implant removal or replacement. In some cases, a new incision will be needed. Dr. Sajjadian will use his expertise in plastic surgery to minimize any scarring that occurs.

If you need breast implant removal, for any reason, call Dr. Sajjadian. You need a surgeon with extensive experience working with breasts to ensure the best possible results. Dr. Sajjadian is one only a few triple board certified plastic surgeons and has received many awards, including “Most Compassionate Physician Award,” “Patient’s Best Choice Award” and “California’s Favorite Physician Award.” His specialization in breast surgery will help to ensure the best possible results for your implant removal or replacement.