Should You Consider A Breast implant removal?

There are various reasons you may choose to have your breast implants removed. Dr. Boudana can advise you on the solution that best suits your personal needs.

Once the implant is removed, fat taken from the abdomen, waist, thighs or other areas, may be injected into the breasts to improve the loss of size and shape. This procedure may also be combined with mastopexy (breast lift) to remove excess skin following implant removal or it may be performed on its own. In addition, patients may choose to only have a mastopexy after implant removal without any other procedures.

All options will be discussed in consultation with Dr. Boudana who will provide detailed information on the advantages and risks of each procedure.

Are you a good candidate for implant removal?

There are several reasons a woman may need a breast explantation surgery. The surest way to determine this, however, is to visit a qualified Specialist

Plastic Surgeon, like Dr Boudana, and have an exam. Common reasons women need a breast implant explantation include:

  • Dissatisfaction with the look of one’s current implants
  • Breast revision, lift or reshaping surgery
  • Capsular contracture (formation of scar tissue) around the implants
  • Infection in the breast pocket
  • Implant rupture or failure
  • Breast cancer

What are the procedure techniques and scars

Removal of implants without any additional procedures

If you want to remove your implants without replacing them or having any additional procedures (e.g. fat transfer or mastopexy), you may have the choice of undergoing the surgery with local or general anaesthesia. In most cases, Dr. Boudana will suggest using the same incision through which the implants were initially inserted to limit the number of scars.

Removal of implants with fat transfer (lipoaugmentation) and mastopexy (breast lift)

Once breast implants are removed, your breasts may appear smaller, asymmetrical, lacking in shape and contour. Mastopexy can help reposition the breasts, reshape tissues and provide symmetry. Mastopexy can also be combined with fat transfer. The purpose of the fat transfer is to increase breast size, improve shape, symmetry, and contour, and provide a more pronounced décolleté.

Sometimes, fat injections in the breasts are the only way to achieve a satisfactory result following breast implant removal.

Given the skin has already been stretched by the implant, larger quantities of fat may be injected compared to a patient who has never had breast implants. As such, you can increase breast size through fat injections, but breast augmentation will not be as pronounced as with breast implants.

  • Anaesthesia:
    Local or general
  • Duration:
    1.5 to 3 hours
  • Pain level:
    2 to 5/10
  • Recovery time:
    1 to 3 weeks
  • Resumption of physical activities:
    4 to 6 weeks

Why choose Dr. Boudana for your implant removal?

With close to a thousand successful breast reduction surgeries under his belt, Dr. Boudana has developed a great deal of expertise in the field. He will be able to guide and advise you in achieving your goal.

Procedure details

Your breast implant removal procedure will begin with a thorough and expert consultation with Dr David Boudana, during which he will listen to any potential concerns you have and perform a full examination to determine if an implant removal procedure is necessary. Your safety and overall satisfaction are Dr Boudana’s primary concerns, and he will only recommend the safest and most effective options to redress any issues, ensuring that you fully understand the medical necessity of the proposed options and their benefits to you.

One of the best ways to understand the benefits you can expect from a breast implant removal surgery, especially regarding breast appearance, is to review the results of prior successful surgeries.

All cases are different, and outcomes may vary, however, Dr Boudana’s team have an almost unrivalled track record of achieving the very best results.

The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts between 1.5 hours and 3 hours depending on whether a mastopexy is also performed.

Following the operation, you will need someone to take you home and help and monitor you for the first 24 hours.

Once you are under anaesthesia, the skin of your breasts will be carefully cleaned with an antiseptic to prevent infection. This step is performed according to medical recommendations and standards. The procedure then begins with the removal of the implant. Then, Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) is performed using the SAFELipo® (Separation Aspiration Fat Equalization) technique. The fat is preserved to be reinjected into the breast via two to three 1- to 2-mm incisions, most often located along the crease under the breast.

After the surgery, you will receive a personalized follow-up. Our nurses will also be available and will perform the first dressing change at our clinic, typically one week after surgery.

You will be given a postoperative instruction sheet when you are discharged as well as a prescription for pain medication.

All our follow-up appointments are free of charge for the first year after your surgery.

A light-compression bra and adhesive strips can help stabilize the fat in the breasts while the injected fat cells settle.

Immediately following surgery, swelling may make breasts appear larger.

Final results and breast size may only be fully determined three months after surgery, once the swelling has gone down and fat has settled.


Apart from the natural results expected, there are several additional benefits:

  • No incisions or scarring
  • No foreign materials introduced into the body
  • Fast recovery time
  • Liposuction body shaping in case of fat transfer

During your in-person consultation, Dr Boudana will walk you through all of your options based on your desired results, so you are able to make the best possible choice for yourself.

** The photos and/or videos are not presented as a guarantee of result. The results may vary.
** Patients gave their consent for the publication of photos and/or videos.

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During your consultation, Dr. Boudana will take the time to address your specific goals and to discuss your treatment options. He will determine if you are a good candidate for implant removal surgery and review the results that can be realistically achieved. He will also help you determine which complementary procedures may benefit you the most.