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Ditch Your Heavy Breast Implants

Table of Content

  1. Introduction

  2. How long should you keep them?

  3. What will happen if you don't remove your implant?

  4. What is the procedure of removing implant

  5. What happens after removing the implants?

  6. Conclusion



Breast implant removal surgery aims to remove breast implants from breast augmentation or breast reconstruction cases. During these processes, the surgeon may also remove silicone material from implant leaks and the breast capsule, which are the scar cells that form after placing a breast implant.

Frequently, the scar tissue that forms after the placement of an implant is gentle and doesn't require removal, but it may harden, causing pain and discomfort. This is frequently a reason to have the implants and scar tissue removed.

How long should you keep them?

Breast implants aren't lifelong things, and it's essential to have them changed or removed around every 10-15 years. This decision is generally based on the person and the case's requirements and desires.

In some cases, the outside shell of the implant breaks down, causing silicone to leak and the scar cells around the implant to harden. It's important to understand that your implants should be removed.

What will happen if you don't remove your implants?

You may develop capsular contracture If you don't remove breast implants. Capsular contracture is a medical process where the body forms scar cells around the implant. Though, it can develop into a calcified capsular contracture if capsular contracture remains unaddressed for an extended period. Calcified capsular contracture is scar cells around an implant that forms a thin mineral covering, like those found in an egg.

What is the procedure of removing the implants

A board-certified surgeon generally performs the surgery in a hospital setting. They will require either general anaesthesia or sedation, depending on which is better for the person. Once the person is sedated, the surgeon will cut around the areola, under the areola, or in the lower fold of the breast. After they cut, the surgeon will remove the implant and breast capsules. They will then close the cut using sutures or clips.

Following the surgery, the breast condition will change. A person may notice that their breasts are getting flat and less firm. They may also have further irregularities than they did before the surgery due to the presence of scar cells.

What happens after removing implants?

Several things will occur while removing breast implants:

Your breasts will go back to their natural condition and size, breast sagging may restore, and breasts may sag even further than before; specifically, if you had large breast implants, you may notice that the breast skin is thinner than earlier. This is because implants stretch the skin out over time. The excess thin and loose breast skin may return to its ordinary size and thickness over several months.


If you often have shoulder pain, neck pain, migraines, Upper back pain or breast Implant Illness, then yes, you may feel better after a breast implant removal. Implants do not cause any symptoms, but the wrong size of the implant may put more strain on your body than it can take. The key to a successful breast implant removal surgery is to be realistic about what it can achieve while keeping safety and your body’s long-term state in mind.



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