Myths About Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal is not talked about as often as breast augmentation. That might explain why certain aspects of the procedure are often misunderstood. Ahead, our board-certified plastic surgeons debunk some of the most common myths about breast implant removal.

Myth: Breast Implants Must Be Removed After 10 Years

Breast implants aren’t lifetime medical devices. But they don’t have a set lifespan, either.

While breast implants tend to last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, you don’t have to get them replaced that often. If you are still happy with your results, you can keep your implants in place.

Signs that it might be time to replace your implants include:

  • Pain or discomfort
  • Firmness
  • Implant rupture
  • Unnatural implant position
  • Dissatisfaction with breast appearance

Myth: Anyone Can Perform Breast Implant Removal Surgery

Breast implant removal can be more complex than the initial augmentation or reconstruction. Problems such as capsular contracture or implant rupture must be fixed using advanced techniques. Be sure to visit a board-certified plastic surgeon with implant removal experience.

We have two board-certified plastic surgeons here at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery. They both have extensive training in complex breast procedures such as breast implant removal.

Myth: Breasts Always Go Back to Normal After Implant Removal

You don’t have to replace your breast implants when you remove them. However, you should know that your breasts might not return to their original shape. Many factors, such as your implant size and how long your implants were in place, can impact your cosmetic outcome.

If you want to avoid the risk of sagging breasts or low nipple placement after implant removal, you can pair your procedure with a breast lift. It elevates your breast position for a perkier look.

Learn More During a Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are committed to patient education. We want you to have the information you need to make a confident decision about pursuing breast implant removal.

Call 303-706-1100 to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation. Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery serves Denver, Lone Tree, and nearby areas of Colorado.

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