Reasons for Implant Removal or Replacement

Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure today, with over 290,000 procedures performed in 2013. Increasing breast size can bring women years of boosted self-confidence and femininity, but before undergoing this procedure it is important to realize that implants do not last forever.

 Breast implants last an average of 10 years. Some complications can occur soon after surgery, such as infection, bleeding or poor wound healing, and require an immediate “fix.” Choosing an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Joseph Serota for your breast enlargement procedure in Denver will minimize your chance for early complications.
 Other complications may take years to develop. There are certain circumstances in which implant removal or replacement is necessary:

  • Implant rupture: When a saline implant ruptures, the implant will deflate as the saline becomes safely absorbed into the body. Because silicone implants are more gel-like, the implant rupture will not be as obvious. Women who choose silicone implants in Denver should have occasional tests to ensure an implant hasn’t ruptured.
  • Capsular contracture: If the scar tissue lining that forms around the implant begins to shrink, the patient will feel a painful squeezing sensation. The implant may look visibly distorted and become hardened.
  • Implant rippling: If you have soft, thin breast tissue, any folds, wrinkles or creases in the implant may become visible.
  • Physical problems: Breast asymmetry or breast sagging could potentially occur over time.

To learn more about the risks and benefits of Denver breast augmentation surgery and to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure, schedule a free Cosmetic Consultation. Contact us today to schedule your appointment online. 

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