Are you considering having your breast implants removed? Read answers to commonly asked questions about what the procedure could entail:
After implant removal, will my breasts look the same as they did before breast augmentation?
Immediately following the implant removal, the breasts ordinarily look deflated but will regain about 10% to 15% of their initial volume in two to three weeks. They will typically not look the same as before the breast augmentation, because the tissue will have been stretched by the implant, and some minor changes may be needed to restore the breast tissue, so it looks firm and lovely. Many patients who have chosen to remove their implants ultimately are satisfied with their end results.
What is implant deflation?
A deflation is a leak in saline implants. The shrinkage becomes obvious in a matter of hours. There is no need to worry, as the body naturally absorbs and sheds the saline, and it does not pose a health risk. Most silicone implants do not deflate when ruptured.
What is an implant rupture?
A rupture is the extrusion of the gel from silicone implants. It can be a slow, gradual process that is virtually unnoticeable without an MRI, as the silicone gel remains within the surgical pocket. If this has occurred, it is important that you undergo revision surgery to remove the existing implant and the leaked silicone gel, and the implant replaced.