What is implant removal? Breast implant removal is the surgical procedure to remove breast implants. The procedure can restore a woman’s natural breast size, or correct a complication such as asymmetry, malpositioned implants, rippling, or capsular contracture.
How will my breasts look after implant removal?
Most women choose to have the breast tissue reshaped after implant removal, as the stretched skin may give the natural breasts a deflated appearance. The remaining tissue is reshaped, and excess skin removed to create a nice, rounded breast mound.
Some women choose a full breast lift during the procedure if the passage of time and the force of gravity have left the breasts sitting lower on the chest. If you do not choose to reshape tissue and remove excess skin, your breasts may be left looking less aesthetic, with excess skin that once covered the implant.
Is breast implant illness a real disease?
While breast implant illness is a term used for various symptoms, each person who suffers some type of physical ailment has a unique situation. It is believed that some of the symptoms associated with BII are related to infection. Many women have concerns about BII due to current symptoms, or the fear that these will develop.
That being said, recent research has established that women with textured implants are at higher risk of developing a rare form of cancer, called anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The FDA has updated a warning about this risk. If you have textured implants and have a concern, Dr. Kim can assist you with breast implant removal.