Should I Have My Breast Implants Removed?

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If you are uncomfortable with your breast implants or have experienced a rupture or other complication, you may be wondering if you should have your implants removed. Commonly referred to as an explant, this procedure is popular among women who have health or cosmetic concerns regarding their breast implants. No matter what your reasons are for having an explant, Dr. David Bogue can help.

Some of the most common reasons women choose to have their breast implants removed are:

  • Overall discomfort with the feel of the implants
  • Breast Implant Illness or other health concerns
  • Difficulty concealing breasts under clothes
  • Further breast enlargement
  • Ruptures or leaks

The most important things to consider when deciding whether to have an explant is your physical and emotional wellbeing. If you are concerned about how your breast implants affect your health, an explant may help. Once your breast implant is completely removed, Dr. Bogue will also do a pathologic examination of the breast implant capsule. However, in rare cases, he may allow an En-Bloc removal, which involves the removal of the capsule without opening it.

Another thing to consider is how your breasts will look after the implants are removed. The way your breasts respond to an explant depends on several factors, including the size of your breasts, the size of your implants, and the position of your breasts. For example, if you have large breasts that sit high on the chest but have small implants, you may only lose a little fullness. However, if you have a large implant or smaller breasts, an explant can leave your breasts distorted. In this case, Dr. Bogue can perform a breast lift to achieve a natural shape and position.

Want to Know More About Your Breast Explant Options? Contact Dr. Bogue Today

If you want to remove your breast implants, call Dr. Bogue today at 561-886-1000 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Bogue will explain the procedure in detail and determine if there are any additional procedures that could improve your results. We welcome patients living in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and other surrounding Florida communities.

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