At Selarom Plastic Surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah, we understand that the decision to undergo breast augmentation with implants is deeply personal. However, life circumstances can change, and sometimes women may choose to remove their breast implants. Whether it’s for health reasons, aesthetic preferences, or a combination of factors, we are here to guide you through the process of breast implant removal.
Common Reasons to Remove Breast Implants
1. Health Concerns: Some women opt for breast implant removal due to health concerns, such as breast implant illness (BII), which may include symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, and immune system issues.
2. Implant Rupture or Leakage: Silicone or saline implant ruptures can necessitate removal. When a silicone implant ruptures, the gel may spread into the surrounding tissues, potentially causing pain or changes in breast appearance.
3. Aesthetic Preferences: Personal aesthetic preferences change over time. Some women may desire a more natural look and choose to remove their implants.
4. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter breast size and shape. Some women choose to remove implants after completing their family to restore their natural breasts.
What Your Breasts Will Look Like After Removal
The appearance of your breasts after implant removal varies depending on factors like your natural breast tissue, implant size, and how long you had the implants. In some cases, breasts may return to a similar appearance as before augmentation, while others may experience some sagging or deflation. A consultation with our experienced plastic surgeons will help you understand what to expect based on your unique situation.
Removal After a Silicone Breast Implant Rupture
If you suspect a silicone breast implant rupture, it’s crucial to seek medical attention promptly. Our skilled surgeons can remove the ruptured implant and clean the affected area to minimize potential complications. In some cases, a breast lift or additional procedures may be necessary to restore your breast shape.
Will I Need a Breast Lift After Breast Implant Removal?
The need for a breast lift (mastopexy) after breast implant removal depends on various factors, including your skin elasticity and the size of the implants you had. Some women may find that their natural breast tissue provides adequate support, while others may require a breast lift to achieve the desired shape and elevation. During your consultation at Selarom Plastic Surgery, our surgeons will evaluate your unique situation and provide personalized recommendations.
Will Insurance Pay for My Breast Reduction?
In some cases, health insurance may cover a portion of the costs associated with breast reduction surgery post-implant removal if it is deemed medically necessary. Factors such as documented symptoms, physical discomfort, and a physician’s recommendation may influence insurance coverage. Our team can help you navigate the insurance process and determine whether you qualify for coverage.
At Selarom Plastic Surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah, we understand that breast implant removal is a significant decision. Our dedicated team of experienced plastic surgeons is here to support you throughout the process, from initial consultations to post-operative care. Whether you’re removing implants due to health concerns, aesthetic preferences, or other reasons, we are committed to helping you achieve the results you desire. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on your breast implant removal journey with confidence and peace of mind.