Breast Implant Removal and Exchange

Breast Implant Removal and Exchange

Breast implant surgery is one of the most popular augmentations for women in the UK. Women seek breast implants to improve the shape and volume of their natural breasts. We provide our patients with a wide range of shapes and materials. Our Arion, Motiva, and Mentor implants come with a 10-year warranty. Implants are not a permanent solution. Breast implant removal and breast implant exchange surgery can correct errors, rejuvenate your breasts, and ensure your implants are safe.

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Breast Implants Exchange Basics

  • Surgery: 45 minutes
  • Sleep sedation or general anaesthesia
  • Incision: 3 cm
  • No overnight stay required
  • Recovery: 3 - 6 days
  • 12 Days compression garment

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Can You Have Breast Implants Removed?

If you are unhappy with your post-operative breasts, you can have breast implant removal surgery. 

In the rare case that you suffer complications from implants, you must remove them as soon as possible. It is important to remember that very few women have breast augmentation complications. Most women leave our clinic feeling thrilled by the new look and feel of their breasts. 

There are two different ways that our surgeons remove breast implants. The method depends on how the implants were inserted. Some implants are inserted behind the muscle, whereas others are inserted under the breast tissue. Our surgeons can remove breast implants through nipple incisions or incisions on the inframammary fold underneath the breasts.

We offer two different services. Women can come to us for breast implant removals and breast implant exchange surgery. In most cases, women who seek our breast implant removal services opt for a breast lift as well.  Once our surgeons remove implants, your breasts will lose volume. This is why it is important to have a preventative lift.

What Can I Expect From Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

Implants are not a lifelong solution. Breast implants might need to be removed for lots of different reasons. We speak with women who want breast implant removal surgery because of capsular contractures, weight fluctuations, or errors made during the initial surgery.

Most women will experience breast implant removal with local anaesthesia. Our anesthesiologists work hard to ensure that you do not feel any pain during the surgery. 

Your surgeon will then decide where to make the incision based on existing scar tissue and the placement of the implant. Some surgeons remove the entire implant, whereas others leave the shell of the implant. Removing all the material takes longer and is more complicated.

Our surgeons use sutures to close their incisions. This stage of the process is different for everyone. Some women may need drains, additional sutures, or bandages. 

Breast implant removal recovery is different for everyone. Our anesthesiologists will help you in the first stage of your recovery by monitoring your vitals. Our nurses will also monitor your dressings and pain levels. 

What Can I Expect From Breast Implant Exchange Surgery?

Breast implant exchange surgery is similar to breast implant removal surgery. Our surgeons will remove the implants and follow the normal procedure for implant surgery. For a full breakdown of the surgery, visit our breast implants page.

Suitable Breast Implant Removal and Exchange Candidates

There are lots of reasons why women seek breast implant removal surgery. 

  • You are unsatisfied with the size of your breast implants.
  • You do not like the shape or the profile of your breast implants.
  • Your implants are 15 - 20 years old.
  • You have a capsular contraction or ruptured implant.
  • You have gained or lost a lot of weight or have breastfed, which has changed the appearance of your implants.
  • There are a lot of reasons why women seek implant exchanges and removals.

How much does it cost to get breast implants removed?

We offer a 10-year warranty on all breast implants. Our surgeons stay up to date on the newest techniques and methods to provide our patients with the best practices. They cannot predict an unexpected rupture or capsular contracture. 

We will remove your implants without charge in the case that they are under 10 years old and rupture without external cause. We cannot accept renewal of the warranty in cases of infection, rejection, or excessive capsular contraction. 

For a full breakdown of the costs associated with removal surgery, visit our breast implant costs page. To see how your post-operative breasts might look, visit our breast implant removal and replacement photos page.

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Our strengths

Top Surgeons

Our team of aesthetic surgeons are amongst the most experienced and qualified in their field. They will make sure that you are well-informed, offered honest advice, assured, comfortable and safe during every stage of your procedure. 

More than 3000/year

With well over 3000 breast augmentations per year, our surgical team is among the most experienced in breast implant surgery worldwide. Because of our large number of patients, we can offer lower prices for the Monobloc Silicone SoftOne implant. 

Excellent Service

We make sure we put safety, expertise and patient satisfaction at the core of what we do. We consider it to be extremely important for you to be able to balance the risks and the expected results as well as possible. This is why you are always entitled to free preoperative consultations. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should implants sometimes be removed or changed?
In some cases, the body forms a hard capsule around the implant: The breasts become hard and are painful. Usually the surgeon can remove the capsule under intravenous sedation. Unfortunately the implants are sometimes damaged and have to be replaced. Implants with a rough surface have less risk of capsular contracture. The body can also reject the implants. Rejection and capsular contracture is rare. Normally everything goes smoothly and you will most likely enjoy your implants for many years to come.

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