Breast Implant Replacement with Breast Implant Removal Surgery

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There are a number of reasons that you may opt for a breast replacement along with your breast implant removal surgery. Breast implants have a lifespan of around 10 to 15 years. This means that you will need to have them removed at this point. Many women are happy with their breast implants and the way they look so they opt for having the implants replaced as opposed to simply removed. This will leave you with the same look you are used to. 

There are a number of reasons that you may want to have your breast implants replaced. It could be that your current implants have ruptured. This will leave your breasts looking and feeling different. They will lose their firmness and begin to swell. It could also be that you have developed capsular contracture. This is when your implants have caused your breasts to harden. When you have your implants removed your surgeon will also remove any scar tissue that might have developed. If you are experiencing any pain or inflammation, these could also be signs that your breast implants have come to the end of their lifespan and need replacing. 

If you are unhappy with your breast implants, however, replacement may still be an option. It is common for breast implants to move or rotate, creating uneven breasts. This could look and feel strange and it may be time to have your implants replaced. You may also decide that you want smaller implants if you feel the ones that you are currently using are too large. Similarly, you may opt for larger implants if you want a more curvaceous look. It could also be that you originally chose round implants but now want teardrop shaped ones to achieve a more natural look (or vice versa). Be sure to discuss this with your surgeon.They will know the size and shape of the implants you are currently using and can give you an idea of which implants you may need to achieve your desired look.

You will probably want some time to decide whether to have your implants replaced when you are having them removed. It is a big decision and having not seen your breasts implant-free for a while, you may not know which choice to take. This could sway you to start with simply having the removal and then waiting to see how this looks. You may want a few weeks with your natural breasts before deciding whether a replacement is what you’d like. However, there are many benefits of having both procedures at once. 

Firstly, you will only need to endure one recovery period. It can take around 6 weeks for your body to recover after the surgery. During this, you may have to take time off work, refrain from physical activity and take extra care in day-to-day life to ensure that you have a safe and fast recovery. Having both procedures together will ensure that you only have to go through this once. If you have a busy schedule and can’t afford to take too much time off work, this may be the best option for you.

Secondly, it can be cheaper to have both procedures at once. All cosmetic surgery can be expensive and so it is best to be careful and to take your time so that you make the most informed decision. If having the surgeries together proves to be cheaper than having them separately, this may be the best option for you. Be sure to discuss this with your surgeon during the consultation to find out the cheapest but most effective treatment. They will provide you with a range of treatment options and payment plans so be sure to carefully consider each one.

If you are unsure as to whether you would like to have the replacement at the same time, your surgeon can deflate your implant prior to your breast implant removal surgery. This will allow you to see how your breasts look without the implants in. Initially, they may appear deflated and saggy but this should largely resolve by itself after a few short weeks. Seeing how they look after this time period will allow you to assess whether you want to have the implants replaced or simply removed. This is a good idea if you want to take your time about the decision. It may have been over a decade since you have seen your breasts in their natural state so it can be difficult to decide whether you’d like a replacement. If you are satisfied with your breasts implant-free, simply go ahead with the removal treatment. However, if you are not happy with the way your breasts look without the implant, it is worth discussing with your surgeon the prospect of having the implant replaced during the removal procedure.

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