Breast implant in gloved hands

Breast Implant Removal

Breast implants do not last a lifetime and need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years. However, there are other reasons for implant removal.

If you are unhappy with your results, are experiencing complications, or are due for an exchange, implant removal can improve your life.

Learn how plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Yee in Little Rock, AR, can assist you with breast implant removal...

Breast implant in gloved hands

Why Consider Breast Implant Removal?

If you have undergone a breast augmentation procedure, there are a number of reasons you may be considering breast implant removal surgery. First and foremost, even the most expensive implants placed by an expert plastic surgeon do not last a lifetime. If it has been over ten years since your breast augmentation, and you are happy with your breast implants, it may be time to consider an implant exchange to avoid future complications. 

For some patients, their priorities may have changed since their initial breast augmentation. Others may have never been satisfied with the cosmetic results of their initial breast augmentation. Regardless if you have had a change of heart towards your implants, or you are due for an implant exchange, Dr. Yee can meet your needs at her Little Rock office.

Illustration of breast implant placement techniques
If you were unhappy with the appearance of your implants, Dr. Yee might recommend an alternate placement technique during your revision surgery.

Breast Implant Removal Can Have a Positive Impact

Pain Relief

The scar tissue that forms after breast implant surgery may harden, causing pain and discomfort. During breast implant removal surgery, the hardened tissue can be removed along with the implant, relieving discomfort and pain.

Leaking Implant

Sometimes, the outside shell of a breast implant can break down, causing silicone or saline to leak. This can cause a distorted appearance and other symptoms. It is important to remove a leaking or ruptured implant for your general health and well-being.

Expired Implants

Breast implants have a lifespan of approximately 10 to 15 years. Depending on your personal needs, you may choose to have your implants removed or exchanged for new implants.
Dr. Suzanne Yee

Suzanne Yee, MD

Dr. Suzanne Yee is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Little Rock, AR, who offers a wide variety of surgical and non-invasive treatments. Dr. Yee is affiliated with several prestigious organizations. Her memberships include:

  • Fellow of American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgical center, please contact us online or call (501) 224-1044.

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