Breast Implant Removal Surgery FAQs

Breast Implant Removal Surgery FAQs

How Long Should I Wait Before Having a Breast Implant Removal Procedure?

Patients sometimes report a sense of dissatisfaction with the results of implant surgery in the first weeks or months after the breast enlargement procedure. This is because it takes time for the breast tissue to settle and the bruising and swelling to go down.

Furthermore, it can take up to six months before you will be able to see the final results. As a result, it is suggested that you wait at least six months after having implant surgery before considering to have a revision for cosmetic reasons.

Is the Incision Site From My Breast Implant Re-Used For My Implant Removal?

Ideally, your surgeon will try to conceal any incisions and use the old ones from your previous operation. However, in some cases, they may have to make new incisions. Your surgeon will make every effort to ensure these are as small and discrete as possible. They will inform you where they plan to make their incisions before you have your implant removal.

Should My Previous Surgeon Perform My Breast Implant Removal?

This may be appropriate in some cases, as your surgeon will be familiar with your implants and will know how they performed the previous procedure. In some cases, however, it may not be possible or you may not want to use your old surgeon. When choosing a surgeon to perform your implant revision, make sure to use an experienced BAPRAS/BAAPS affiliated surgeon.

Will a Breast Implant Removal Procedure Cause More Scarring?

Scarring is a part of any surgical operation. It happens as part of the body’s natural healing process and is difficult to avoid. Your surgeon will try to reduce the amount of scarring from the revision procedure. They will try to use the old incisions rather than making new ones. Choose an experienced BAAPS/BAPRAS member surgeon to ensure the best results.

Published: Wednesday, 3 February 2021

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