Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal surgery aims to remove or change the breast implants from breast augmentation or breast reconstruction.

Reasons for Breast Implant Removal

In certain instances, Breast Implants should be removed. It is essential to recognize why this is the reason that the implants should be removed.


  • Old Implants:Although implants are not considered surgical instruments and have no expiry date, most implants inside the body have a lifespan of around 10 to 20 years.
  • Appearance:Many people prefer to remove implants for aesthetic purposes. When time passes, patients can feel that their old implants do not adapt to their bodies. Age, pregnancy, and breastfeeding may have affected the breast tissue that surrounds the implants. Also, the patient may no longer be happy with their breast size or shape and want to make a change.
  • Pain or Discomfort: When you have some pain or discomfort caused by your implants, removing the implants can extinguish that pain. Owing to scar tissue build-up, or even implants that are too large for the body, soreness or even more severe discomfort around the implant site could be associated. Others may find the additional weight on the chest leads to neck and shoulder strain.
  • Capsular Contracture: Capsular Contracture: Capsular contracture, or the development of scar tissue over the implant, is a thoroughly normal part of postoperative recovery. However, it is vital to fix it as the development of scar tissue around the breasts. The only way to ease capsular contracture problems is to remove the implants and the surrounding scar tissue.
  • Rupture: Ruptures of the implants are another reason people would seek surgery to remove their implants. The symptoms become apparent almost instantly after a rupture happens in a saline implant when the breasts take on a deflated look. Although the rupture of a silicone implant cannot be immediately noticeable, it must be removed relatively quickly to prevent the silicone from spreading to other parts of the body.
  • Implant Rippling and Palpability: Patients with insufficient breast tissue or who have lost a significant amount of weight can have wrinkles or ripples forming on their skin from their implant. When you touch the breast, palatability occurs as such lines may be seen if the modest weight gain is not sufficient to reduce implant rippling appearance and feel.
  • Autoimmune Symptoms (Breast Implant Illness): Several people with their implants can develop adverse reactions to silicone, triggering symptoms such as fatigue, hair loss, and joint pain. Although breast implant illness is an uncommon side effect of breast implants, it is frequently found in people who already also developed an autoimmune disease such as lupus or scleroderma after they have undergone surgery.

Operation Details


Breast Implant Removal surgery methods can vary according to the patient’s situation.
Breast Implant Removal Only

Incisions will be made in the same location as the breast implant procedure. If you have capsular contracture, the plastic surgeon should cut the damaged capsules to speed up the healing cycle.

Breast Implant Removal with A Breast Lift

Your cosmetic surgeon may perform a breast lift with your breast implant removal surgery simultaneously if your breast skin has been stretched. The doctor will remove any extra breast fat and tighten up the breast tissue to provide more support.

The cosmetic surgeon can adjust the areolas to best match the current form of the breasts.


If the breast implants contain saline, the plastic surgeon may want to deflate them without surgery and will provide local anesthesia in their clinic.

Depending on the outcomes, further surgery can be required, including breast lift surgery or breast implant removal surgery.


Operation Details
What Is Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

It is a procedure to remove the breast implant that causes women’s disturbance on the aesthetic and health sides.

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Is It Possible to Place A New Implant Instead of the Old One?

After the doctor’s confirmation, it is possible to replace the old implant with a new one to reach the breast’s desired size.

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Is It Necessary to Wear Special Medical Corset After Implant Removal?

Yes, you should wear your medical corset after the surgery if your doctor recommended that.

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Can Pregnant Women or Women Who Gave Childbirth Recently Undergo This Procedure?

No, pregnant women or women who gave birth recently cannot undergo this procedure.

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Who Can Undergo Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

The women who do not have any health problems can undergo this operation after the doctor confirms.

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When Does the Breast Reach Its Final Shape After the Surgery?

The recovery period varies after removing the implant from a patient to another. Therefore, in 2-3 weeks after the surgery, the breast starts to take its final shape.

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Why Consider Having Breast Implant Removal Surgery in Turkey?

Being one of the top destinations for medical tourism, Turkey has a booming, cost-effective, and high-end health and medical services industry. Completed with internationally accredited surgeons and experts with celebrity level reputations, a reliable infrastructure, and very affordable prices of Turkey health and medical services industry quickly offers very high-end services, high standards with very cost-competitive prices.

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When Can I Go Back to Daily Activities After the Surgery?

It is possible to do daily activities such as showering and walking after 2-3 days after the surgery.

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