Over time, your breast implants may need to be exchanged for new ones. Reasons for this may include deflation of saline implants, rupture of silicone implants, or encapsulation (scar tissue causing hardening or distortion of the shape) of the implants. If any of these issues occurs, a procedure is required to remove the old implants, possibly remove some of the scar tissue, and place new implants. In addition, there may come a time that you no longer desire the implants. In this case, the implants can be removed, but the contour of the breast may or may not be acceptable to you and additional measures may be necessary. If you do not like the look of your implants, it is possible that they may be “disguised” by placing some of your own fat around them. Alternatively, it’s possible to remove your implants and graft fat to take the place of the implants during the same surgery.
If you are considering exchanging or removing your breast implants, please call TriBeCa Plastic Surgery at (212) 571-5200 or fill out our online contact form today.