While breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery, some women may later decide to remove their implants for personal or health reasons. It's a deeply personal choice that can significantly impact a woman's life. In this post, we'll discuss the most common reasons why some of Dr. Lampert’s patients opt for breast implant removal and the factors that influence their decision.
1: Uncomfortable Physical Sensations
One of the primary reasons women opt for breast implant removal is the discomfort associated with their implants. While some may experience pain or tightness, others find it challenging to engage in everyday activities, such as sleeping comfortably or participating in sports.
2: Medical Necessity: Rupture and Capsular Contracture
Breast implants, though designed to be durable, are not lifetime devices. In some cases, medical issues necessitate their removal. Rupture and capsular contracture are two common complications that may require surgical intervention.
According to Dr. Lampert, implants must be removed if they rupture or in instances of significant capsular contracture, a condition where the scar tissue around the implant tightens, causing discomfort and potentially distorting the breast shape. The surgery may involve replacing the implants or opting for a natural size without replacement.
3: Regaining a Natural Look and Feel
As trends shift and societal perspectives evolve, more women choose to return to their original appearance, and some women decide to remove their breast implants entirely. An increasing number of women want to look and feel natural again, and understanding and respecting each patient's aesthetic preferences is crucial.
4: Lifestyle Changes
A woman's lifestyle can change over time, and breast implants may no longer be suitable for their needs. For example, they may have had implants for a specific event, such as a wedding or a modeling career, but no longer want to maintain them.
Similarly, implants can be expensive to maintain and replace. Some women may decide to remove their implants due to financial constraints or to avoid future costs associated with maintaining them.
5: Breast Implant-Associated Pain and Illness
Breast implant removal can be a transformative solution for those experiencing symptoms of breast implant illness, such as the following:
- Chronic fatigue
- Joint pain
- Brain fog
- Autoimmune disorders
While breast implant illness may not have definitive diagnostic tests, the procedure becomes a necessary step for those who believe their symptoms are linked to their implants. Dr. Lampert encourages an open and informative discussion with patients, providing support and education throughout the decision-making process.
Choosing Dr. Lampert For Your Breast Implant Removal
The decision to undergo breast implant removal is profoundly personal and multifaceted. Whether driven by a desire for a natural look or implant-associated pain, women have many valid reasons for choosing this path.
With his expertise and patient-centric approach, Dr. Joshua Lampert is a trusted guide for those considering breast implant removal, ensuring each individual's unique concerns are addressed with care and understanding. Contact us today to learn more about breast implant removal and what Dr. Lampert can do for you.