Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal and Replacement?

Many women opt to undergo breast augmentation because they want to improve their figure and boost their self-esteem. But there are times when those implants may have to be removed and replaced. The procedure is often requested by women that are unhappy with the size of their breasts. Of course one of the first questions they need answered is – Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal and Replacement?

Breast implant removal and replacement involves removing the initial breast implants and replacing them with new implants. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, and takes about 2 hours to complete.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Removal and Replacement?
Some women choose to remove and replace their breast implants because they want to change the size, or switch out saline implants for silicone implants. However, there are times when the procedure becomes necessary,as a result of complications with existing implants.

Women with the following concerns are usually good candidates for implant removal and replacement:

  • Capsular contracture. This refers to the hardening of the scar tissue around the implant.
  • Implant leakage or rupture. This can cause the implant to become deflated.
  • Breast sagging or rippling. These conditions often occur as a result of the shifting of the implants.

Candidates for breast implant removal and replacement should also be in good overall health, and over the age of 21.

Do you think you may be a candidate for breast implant removal and replacement?

Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Orange County or Newport Beach, CA areas contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton.

You can reach Dr. Lawton at, or by calling (949) 835-4617.

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