Breast Implant Revision
Breast implant revision surgery is usually performed to replace existing implants with new ones. This is often done at the same time as a breast lift and can either increase or reduce the breast size while improving their shape or appearance.
It can also be requested to change the implant type, such as silicone or saline, or if leaking of implant contents is suspected, or to correct a capsular contracture, when scar tissue can tighten, or harden, and causes pain.
Breast Implant Removal
While very popular, breast implants may need to be removed. This is because they can rupture and leak, shift position, or develop hard scar tissue that can be painful. Even if you plan to keep your implants, they should be replaced every ten to fifteen years.