Signs You Need an Implant Removal

Deciding to undergo breast augmentation surgery is not an easy decision, and neither is determining whether to have implants removed. However, in some circumstances, the best option may be implant removal. Our plastic surgery Delaware doctors at Premier Cosmetic Surgery are here to educate you on why implant removal may be best for you.

Pain or Discomfort

Experiencing pain or discomfort with implants is not normal. Pain or discomfort can indicate issues like capsular contracture, pinched nerves, or poor placement. Even slight discomfort with no severe concerns can be enough to disrupt daily life and impact mental health. It is best to consult your plastic surgeon to determine if implant removal is the best step when experiencing pain and discomfort.

Implant Rupture

While some may decide to wait and see if a ruptured implant will cause problems, many prefer to remove the ruptured implant. Signs of an implant rupture include:

  • Loss of breast size
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Lumps
  • Misshapen breast
  • Hardening

If an implant rupture is causing symptoms, your plastic surgeon at Premier Cosmetic Surgery is likely to recommend surgical removal.

Implant Movement

After augmentation surgery, it is normal for the implants to settle into a different position over time. However, it is not common to experience implant displacement. Teardrop implants can cause a heavy appearance on the top of the breast, making the movement more noticeable than with a round implant.

Size or Shape Change

The size or shape of the breast can occur due to movement or a rupture of the implant. If an implant ruptures, the fluid leaking can cause scar tissue to form to contain the leak, resulting in a hardened or lumpy look. Removal of the implant can either make way for a new implant to fix the shape or could lead to better emotional states if breast implants have taken a mental toll.

Adverse Reaction

As with all surgeries, sometimes your body may not naturally assimilate with an implant. Capsular contracture occurs when excess scar tissue forms around the implant after surgery. Lower-grade capsular contracture may not interfere with the implant or only cause minor cosmetic symptoms, high-grade capsular contracture can cause breasts that look and feel unnatural and can cause severe pain. In these cases, patients often need implant revision or removal. If you are experiencing signs of capsular contracture, consult with a doctor at plastic surgery Delaware to determine if implant removal is for you.


Our mental and emotional health is prevalent in our day-to-day lives, and how we look plays a big part. If you are unhappy with the results of breast implants Delaware, talk to a plastic surgeon about implant removal so you can look and feel your best.

Implant Removal With Plastic Surgery Delaware

There are many reasons to consider implant removal with plastic surgery Delaware. Qualified doctors are ready to assist you with removal options so you can be the best version of yourself. Don’t wait, schedule an appointment at Premier Cosmetic Surgery today.