Implant defects that result in a rupture or leak will prompt the removal of your implants. These defects are most often visibly noticeable in saline implants, but an MRI may be necessary to identify leaks in silicone implants. While ruptures should be treated, they are generally harmless.
Complications following your surgery can require you to remove your implant. While uncommon, infections may be treated with implant removal. Other complications include capsular contracture and malpositioning of your implants. Most complications pose a serious health risk.
Becoming unhappy with the appearance of your breasts is a popular reason women choose to remove their implants. If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or surface irregularities of your implants, then removal may help. In many of these cases, new implants are placed.