Studies reveal that a good percentage of women who have undergone breast implant surgery have also undergone implant removal due to various factors. The removal of breast implants is called explantation. Generally, this procedure is carried out to treat any complications that have occurred during the implantation process or to change the size or shape of breasts.
Sometimes, the saline solution in the implant starts leaking due to the rupture of implants and hence, it is necessary to remove the implants and replace it with another one. In other cases, the implants tend to shift from the original place giving a weird shape to the breasts. Otherwise, if wrinkles start developing during or after recovery, the surgeon sometimes advises removal of the current implants and replacing with a new one. For some women, the breast starts sagging and the alignment becomes a problem due to which the implants need to be removed. If the new breasts look asymmetric, then the implants needs to be replaced with a new one or corrective surgery needs to be performed.
Some women experience adverse reactions after the implantation surgery like development of infection, severe pain, excessive bleeding, development of cancerous cells, tightening up of scar tissue around the implant or calcium deposits.Local anesthesia or general anesthesia is administered to the patient while performing explantation. The process may take about half and hour to complete. Recovery takes a few days but women tend to return to full activity levels only at the end of two or three weeks.
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