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Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal, also known as breast implant explantation, is a surgical procedure that removes previously inserted implants.

Why remove a breast implant?

The choice to remove a breast prosthesis can be motivated by a variety of reasons – from medical concerns to changes in aesthetic preferences, to natural body transformations.

Some women may experience implant-related complications such as capsular contracture, which is characterized by a hardening of the breast around the implant, or implant leaks and ruptures that require medical intervention. Infections, although rare, or allergic reactions to implant materials may also lead to consideration of implant removal. Persistent pain and discomfort in the implant area are other medical factors that may prompt this decision.

Beyond the medical aspects, changes in aesthetic preferences also play a crucial role in the decision to remove a breast implant. Personal preferences can change over time, and some women may wish to return to a more natural appearance, or be dissatisfied with the size or shape of their implants.

One important factor that impacts the decision to remove breast implants is the natural changes that occur in the body over time. As we age, the skin tends to lose its elasticity, which can lead to sagging breasts and potentially change how breast implants look. 

Additionally, significant gain or loss of weight, can also influence the appearance of both breasts and implants. 

The Ottawa Clinic’s intervention

At The Ottawa Clinic, the breast implant removal procedure is carried out with expertise, putting patient safety and satisfaction first. The process begins with an initial consultation where the plastic surgeon assesses the patient’s needs and expectations, then proposes a surgical plan. The surgical procedure itself is carried out in a sterile, secure environment. Implant removal is often a rapid procedure, although the duration may vary depending on the complexity of each case. Our team of professionals ensures that the experience is as comfortable as possible, providing comprehensive information and quality post-operative follow-up.

Following breast implant removal, patients can expect more natural-looking breasts and a modified silhouette. We strive to ensure that every patient is fully satisfied with the results achieved, by providing advice and post-operative care aimed at optimizing healing and aesthetic results.

Breast lift after implant removal

Because breast implants stretch the skin, implant removal can often result in some skin laxity. To address this problem, a breast lift may be recommended in conjunction with implant removal to improve the shape and position of the breasts. This procedure can restore a youthful, toned appearance to the breasts, with long-lasting results.

At The Ottawa Clinic, we offer a comprehensive evaluation to determine if a breast lift is a favorable option, and openly discuss expectations and possible outcomes with each patient, ensuring clear communication and personalized care.

The decision to remove breast implants is a personal one, and we’re here to guide you through this journey, ensuring a positive experience and satisfying results. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details.