Breast Implant Removal Surgery What You Need To Know

When you chose to have breast enhancement surgical treatment you most likely didn't think about whether the boob job would need to be removed and that Breast Implant Removal must be in the distant horizon.

However, many women who have breast enhancement may, later on, decide to have them taken out. The reasons for doing this can include having a breast cancer medical diagnosis, lifestyle changes or experiencing complications involving capsular contraction. Breast implant complications include implant rupture, folding or deflation (if the breast implant is filled with saline).

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Just recently Chrissy Teigen shared on social networks that she is intending to have her implants taken out “soon” because they no longer serve her. “I'm getting my boobs out! They've been great to me for many years but I'm just over it,” she wrote, in part, on Instagram. “I ‘d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort! No biggie!

Breast implant removal surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia and typically takes between one to three hours. Depending upon your recovery, you may be capable to go home on the same day of the surgery.

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The 3 most common breast implant removal surgery techniques include:.

Breast implant removal only.

Incisions will be made in the same location as where the breast implant procedure was performed. If you are suffering from capsular contracture, they will remove the hardened capsules to speed up the healing process.

Breast implant removal with a breast lift.

Your Plastic Surgeon may perform a breast lift at the same time as your breast implant removal if your breast skin has been stretched or sagged. They will get rid of any excess breast skin and tighten your breast tissue to provide better support. Sometimes, your Plastic Surgeon may also re-size your areolas to better fit your breasts new form.


If your breast implants are saline, your Cosmetic surgeon may opt for to deflate them without going through surgery and can occur in their office under local anaesthesia. Depending upon the results of this you may require to have further surgery including a breast lift or breast implant replacement surgery.

The outcomes of breast implant removal surgery will depend largely on the size of the implants being removed and the quantity and quality of your breast tissue that is left. The scar tissue that was surrounding your implants also will play a large role in your overall outcome. Swelling and postoperative changes will need time before the final results.