Am I a suitable candidate for Breast Implant Removal?
The 3 most common reasons for breast implant removal surgery are:
- Implant leakage or rupture.
- Capsular contracture.
- A change in size or shape.
These reasons comprise over 70 per cent of all implant removal surgery.
The most common implant removal patient is a woman in the 19-34 age range who has local physical symptoms that are probably related to the implant, such as scar tissue formation that has become uncomfortably firm.
Some women seek implant removal for symptoms that may not be medically linked to the presence of the implants. Also, even if they are exhibiting no troubling symptoms, a small percentage of women seek implant removal out of fear alone.
The best candidates for implant removal are women who are experiencing pain, discomfort or deformity related to their breast implants and who understand fully how their appearance may change as a result of the surgery.
Who may not be a suitable candidate for breast implant removal?
Implant removal is not generally recommended for women whose gel-filled implants are intact and trouble-free. The risk of removing trouble-free implants is potentially greater than the risk of leaving them in.
What can I do to help achieve the best results?
Before choosing to have breast implant removal, ensure that you obtain as much information as is necessary to enable you to make a fully informed choice.
Your surgeon will give you specific instructions regarding preparing for surgery, including guidelines for
- Eating and drinking.
- Taking or avoiding vitamins, iron tablets and certain medications.
How else can I prepare for this procedure?
Before your surgery, take the opportunity to ask all the questions you have about the procedure.
- Tell your surgeon about any allergies you have (to foods, drugs, environmental elements).
- Try to schedule surgery at a time other than your menstrual period.
- Arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery.
Find out more
Only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to understand the risks, benefits and expected outcomes of this procedure.
If you would like to find out more about breast capsulectomy surgery or arrange a consultation, contact us today on 08707 606 555, or by completing our online enquiry form for an immediate response.