Breast Implant Removal
Breast implant removal is a surgery to remove breast implants.
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Breast implants may be removed because of complications, such as:
- Ruptured or deflated implant
- Visible wrinkling or rippling of the implant
- Hardening of the implant
- Reactions to the implant
- Uneven appearance of breasts
- Persistent breast pain following insertion of implants
Women may also need to have implants removed for breast cancer treatment.
The implants may also be removed for cosmetic reasons.
Last reviewedSeptember 2013by Michael Woods, MD Michael Woods, MD
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