At any stage after the breast augmentation cosmetic surgery, a woman may consider breast implant removal due to aesthetic, emotional, or medical reasons. When considering a breast implant removal procedure, the woman should be in good overall health and not pregnant or nursing.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides breast implant removal to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations.
Removal Due to Inappropriate Implants
The original breast implant surgery may not always create the results that a patient desires. This may occur due to a variety of reasons, such as inappropriate implant shape, type, or size.
After the implant surgery (in an exceptional case) the woman may feel that she was happier with the natural shape of her breasts, or that the new larger breasts are impacting her ability to undertake specific activities.
Women experiencing such problems could be suitable candidates for breast implant removal surgery. At times, the woman may not be happy with the shape, size, or type of her new implants. She may feel that the implants are too large or excessively small, or the profile or shape may not be suitable. In these cases, the woman may be a candidate for breast implant removal plastic surgery.
Following the implant removal, the patient may sometimes choose to get new, more appropriate implants. Silicone breast implants were approved by the FDA a few years after they approved saline implants.
Today, they are more sought-after than saline implants because of their superior touch and feel. Certain patients may want implant removal and subsequent replacement with silicone implants.
Surgical Complications Necessitating Removal
At times, a woman may experience complications related to breast implants after their breast enhancement surgery. This may happen at any stage after the surgery. The risk of complications is greatly reduced in the hands of an experienced cosmetic surgeon. But complications may still develop even many years after the original procedure.
Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue around the implant hardens. These types of cases may necessitate scar tissue or implant removal surgery. Correlating with this, the patient may choose to undergo an implant replacement procedure after the removal. Implants may deflate, rupture, or leak because of natural wear and tear or defects in the implant itself.
Implant rippling may occur due to the thinning of skin across the breast or hormonal fluctuations. Sometimes the breast implant may move from their original position to create a lopsided breast appearance. In such cases, the patient may need to undergo implant removal surgery.
Other Candidates for Implant Removal
There are other considerations that may make some women poignant candidates for breast implant removal surgery. A cancer diagnosis may necessitate breast implant removal to ensure that the patient receives cancer treatment in an effective manner. Changes in cosmetic preferences or lifestyle may also lead some women to consider breast implant removal surgery.
Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for breast implant removal.
McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.
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