The reasons for breast implant removal are the leakage or rupture of the implant, capsular contracture, and a change in the size and shape of the implants.
Implant removal surgery is normally done under general anesthesia at our medical centre. The surgeon will cut through the capsule surrounding the implant and then the implant is carefully removed. The implants are inspected for any damages especially if they are silicone filled. The surgeon may simply decide to deflate a saline-filled implant on some occasions in order to assist in its removal.
When the old implants are removed, they are replaced with new ones. The scar tissue or capsule around the implant is removed if an implant is not going to be replaced.
If you are considering having your breast implants revised our experienced plastic surgeon is available to give you consultation. Please contact us to arrange for an appointment.