One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries is that of breast augmentation, where women can improve the appearance, shape, and size of their breasts with breast implants. However, many don’t realize that plastic surgeons also offer breast implant removal. There are many reasons why a woman might choose to have a breast implant removed. Below are a few examples that are often seen by Dr. Jessica Belz of San Antonio, TX:
- Breast cancer – women who have recently received a diagnosis of breast cancer may choose to have their breast implants removed at the same time as they have a mastectomy to remove cancerous cells from the tissues. Women may consider impacts in the future as a reconstructive solution after breasts have been fully removed.
- Infection – while uncommon, there is always a chance of infection with any surgical procedure. It is a rare complication of breast augmentation when the patient has an adverse reaction to the implants. Infection may lead to the removal of the breast implants, and future revision may be done after the patient has healed from the infection.
- Capsular contracture – women who experience a condition called capsular contracture may deal with pain and swelling that is caused by excessive scar tissue from the augmentation procedure itself. In this situation, women will have the breast implant removed and perhaps consider replacement.
- Dissatisfaction with the results of breast augmentation – in most cases, breast implant removal is performed because of cosmetic dissatisfaction. Some women might feel as though they should have chosen smaller or larger implants than what was placed. Dr. Jessica Belz tries to avoid this by working closely with the patient prior to surgery to find the best size implant for their desires. During the breast implant removal, a replacement implant can be put in to meet the patient’s needs.
Learn more about breast implant removal
If you have been considering the removal of your breast implants, or replacement, Dr. Jessica Belz can help. San Antonio, TX area patients who are interested in finding out if they are candidates can call her at (210)497-7100 and visit the office at 207 West Sunset Road.