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    Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal?

    Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal? | AtlantaAt any stage after their breast enhancement procedure, a woman may consider breast implant removal surgery due to cosmetic, emotional, and health reasons. It is vital for women seeking a breast implant removal procedure to be in decent overall health and not be pregnant or nursing.

    Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides breast implant removal to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations.


    Removal due to Unsuitable Implants

    The primary breast augmentation cosmetic surgery may not always offer outcomes that are satisfactory for the patients. This may happen due to a variety of reasons, such as inappropriate implant size, shape, or type.

    In exceptional cases, following the implant surgery, the woman may feel that she was more satisfied with her primary breast shape, or that the new bigger implants are impeding her ability to perform specific tasks.

    Women experiencing such problems may be good candidates for breast implant removal surgery. Sometimes the woman may be unhappy with the size, shape, or type of her breast implants. 

    The patient may find that the implants are excessively large or too small, or the shape or profile may be undesirable to her. Breast implant removal surgery may be an appropriate option for such women. At times, the patient may decide to get a new, more suitable implant after implant removal.

    The FDA approved silicone breast implants a few years after saline implants received approval. Some patients may decide to undergo saline implant removal and subsequent replacement of those with silicone implants. 


    Surgical Complications requiring Removal

    A woman may sometimes experience complications associated with breast implants after her breast augmentation plastic surgery. This may occur at any time after the procedure.

    The risk of complications is significantly reduced in the hands of a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. However, complications may still occur, even after the primary procedure.

    Capsular contracture develops when the scar tissue around the implant becomes tighter. To address this condition, the patient will need to undergo scar tissue or implant removal.

    On top of this, they may choose to undergo implant replacement following the removal procedure. Implants may rupture, leak, or deflate due to natural wear and tear or a defect in the implant.

    Hormonal changes, or the thinning of skin across the breasts may cause implant rippling. At times, the breast implant may move from its original placement, causing a lop-sided look. Patients with this condition will need to undergo breast implant surgery.


    Other Candidates for Breast Implant Removal

    In addition, there are other reasons for which breast implant removal surgery may be undertaken. A cancer diagnosis may require the patient to undergo breast implant removal to ensure that cancer treatment can be more effective. Changes in aesthetic preferences or lifestyles may also prompt some women to seek breast implant removal surgery.

    Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for breast implant removal.

    For more information on procedures and treatments offered by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul McCluskey and the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, visit:

    Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead,  Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.