Cosmetic Breast Implant Removal: Why More Women Are Doing It

Cosmetic Breast Implant RemovalIn recent years, there has been a noticeable shift in the world of cosmetic surgery: more women opting to have their breast implants removed.

According to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 36,367 breast augmentation patients in the U.S. had their implants removed in 2020, representing an eight percent increase from the previous year.

This procedure is becoming more prevalent for a variety of personal reasons, as we’ve seen firsthand at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics.

Reasons for Making the Change

The decision to remove breast implants is often driven by a change in personal preference, lifestyle, or because of medical concerns.

Breast implants can help many women achieve the aesthetic goals they want. However, some women decide later on that they want a more natural look. In other cases, they feel the implants no longer align with their lifestyle.

Finally, medical concerns have also led some women to opt for removal. That’s because there’s a slightly increased risk of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) associated with certain types of breast implants.

Understanding the Procedure

The procedure itself involves the removal of the existing breast implants under general anesthesia, making the process painless for most patients. Following surgery, recovery is typically quicker and less painful than the initial implant placement.

Some women may experience sagging skin after removal. In that case, a concurrent breast lift can be performed to address the issue.

Implant Exchanges

An alternative option for some women is implant exchange, which involves replacing old implants with new ones.

With advancements in breast implant technology, many women are choosing to replace their implants to gain the benefits of more durable shells or more natural-feeling silicone.

Schedule a Consultation Today 

The decision to remove or replace breast implants is highly personal and should be made in consultation with the specialists at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics.

To explore your options and understand what the procedure might mean for you, schedule a consultation with Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery by calling 303-706-1100. We proudly serve patients from Denver, Lone Tree, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

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