Women who are unhappy with the shape and size of their breasts can opt for cosmetic surgery to boost their self-esteem. Individuals undergoing gender transitions could also benefit from breast augmentation surgery to help them look more feminine. However, every surgery has its fair share of complications. There are some common tell-tale signs that your breast implants are not progressing well and require replacement. Let’s dive into some key reasons you want to have your breast implants removed.

Ruptured gel implants

Unfortunately, it is not easy to know whether your gel implants have ruptured. Your breasts will still look and feel the same since the gel will remain within the breast tissue or the capsule around the implant. Therefore, it would be best to do an MRI every three years to determine whether your gel implant has ruptured and requires immediate replacement.

Asymmetrical breasts

No matter how skilled the surgeon is, they might not produce the results you hoped to get. After your surgery, your breasts might be visibly asymmetrical, causing you to feel more insecure about your body. You might leave the operating room with deflated breasts in some other cases. If you are in Beverly Hills and unhappy with the results of your initial surgery, you could go for a breast revision by Dr. Michelle Lee to help correct the botched result. It can always be fixed.

Desire to change the size of your implants

You might be unhappy with the size of your breasts after your cosmetic surgery. The implants may be in the size you wanted but fail to look flattering on you. It is okay to change your mind and want to get bigger or smaller breast implants to suit your preferences better. However, it would be best to remember that you might need a breast lift if you have big breast implants that cause your skin to stretch.

Deflated saline implants

Unlike silicone implants, saline implants are inserted while empty, and the surgeon fills them up with sterile salt water. A downside to getting saline implants is that they could rupture, causing one breast to be larger than the other. The saltwater will not harm your body, but you will need to get the implant replaced to improve the appearance of your breasts.

Capsular contracture

Scar tissue is a normal part of the healing process. However, the body might recognize your breast implants as foreign objects and start to form scar tissue around it. In some cases, the scar tissue could be painless and prevent the breast implant from moving around. However, you might not be so lucky and develop capsular contracture, whereby the scar tissue hardens around the breast implant. This unusually hard scar tissue can cause you to experience pain and make your breasts visually unappealing. If you are suffering from capsular contracture, it would be wise to ask your surgeon to replace your breast implants. 

Wrapping up

Breast augmentation surgery is either a hit or miss. Every patient desires to leave the facility with their dream bodies. However, if you are not satisfied with your result, you could always get a second opinion and go for breast revision to correct the anomaly. 


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