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5 Reasons to Remove Breast Implants

Posted December 13, 2019 in Breast Implant Removal

3 Min Read

Woman clutching her breasts contemplating breast implant removal
A woman clutching her breasts contemplating breast implant removal

Women may choose to have a breast augmentation for a variety of reasons. Similarly, there are a variety of reasons that a patient may choose to remove their implants. 

Here are 5 of the most common reasons why a woman may choose to undergo breast implant removal: 

1. Complications With Your Breast Implants 

Every patient responds to implants differently. Unfortunately, that means some complications can arise shortly after or years following the procedure. 

A few common complications are: 

  • Capsular Contracture: This issue can arise as a result of scar tissue forming around the implant and contracting.
  • Implant Rupture: This can occur if the shell of the implant is weakened or torn.
  • Implant Displacement: When the implant has migrated within the breast pocket, creating an unattractive appearance. 

2. Your Implants Don’t Fit Your Lifestyle

A breast augmentation requires the patient to undergo a few lifestyle changes in order to accommodate their new bust. This is especially true for patients who had a naturally small bust before the surgery. 

For highly active patients, the added weight of their breasts may pose some issues with different activities. Similarly, patients may experience persistent back pain as a result of the added weight.

3. Your Implants Don’t Fit Your Self Image

Following breast augmentation, every patient is advised to wait for a few months after recovery to let the implants settle and the final results to develop. 

However, some patients may never be truly satisfied with their results. Perhaps the implant size does not suit them, or the results are altogether not what they had hoped them to be. Removal can help patients return to their natural aesthetic.

4. Long Term Cost of Breast Implants

The initial cost of breast augmentation can be between $4,000 and $10,000. However, what many patients may not consider are the long-term upkeep costs that come with breast augmentation. 

Patients are recommended to undergo bi-annual screenings to ensure that the implants are functioning properly. Additionally, if any abnormalities are found or if the implants need to be resized or readjusted, there is the cost of a breast revision. 

Aside from the costs of MRIs and revisions, it is inevitable that every patient will eventually need to explant, which adds another final cost. 

5. Less Upkeep

Even if a patient is overall happy with their implants and their experience with them, after one or two decades of having implants, they may decide they simply no longer feel the need to keep them up. 

As women get older, health complications are more likely to arise and recovery can be much more taxing on the body. Patients may no longer want to maintain doctor visits, replace old implants, or make other accommodations required for implant maintenance. 

Want to Learn More? 

If you are considering removing your implants and would like to learn more about your options, please call Dr. Goldschmidt at his office in Independence, Ohio, at 216-350-3175 of fill out this form to book a consultation.