Breast implants are usually long lasting, but they are not considered lifetime devices. Implant replacement and visits to the physician are commonly required. Some women who have had breast augmentation in the past may seek additional breast surgery to improve the appearance of their breasts.
Sometimes women decide after having a breast augmentation procedure that they would prefer a larger or smaller implant. In other cases, women opted for saline implants before they could be assured of the safety of using silicone implants and are now considering making the switch. All of these options are available now, enabling women to get exactly the size, shape and fullness that she is seeking for her breasts.
Patients undergo breast implant removal and replacement for many different reasons. Any wrinkles, imbalances or folds a woman is experiencing can be corrected, as well as poor positioning of the implant. Oftentimes, the patient can benefit from the much wider variety of profiles, shapes, textures and sizes that are available today.
Breast implant removal and replacement surgery can achieve dramatic and beautiful results on its own as well as in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery or non-invasive procedures. We sometimes recommend combining an implant replacement surgery with other procedures such as a breast lift for more satisfying results. This is most commonly recommended to treat any sagging that has resulted from aging or pregnancy. During this combined procedure, some breast tissue is removed, the breast skin is tightened and lifted and a new implant is inserted.