How Often Do Women Remove Breast Implants Because They No Longer Like Them?

I am wondering how many women change their minds, buyers remorse so to speak rather than removing them due to complications or changing size.

Doctor Answers 4

Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal is not uncommon, but is a personal choice for women who no longer want their breast implants. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Santa Monica, CA 90403

How Many Women Remove Breast Implants?

Thank you for the question.

There is no good study that specifically addresses the question. In my experience, the incidence of patients removing their breast implants,  without needing to do so secondary to complications etc. is very small ( probably less than 1 to 2%).  For example, there are patients who are complication free in regards to their breast implants but feel that they are at a “different place” and no longer wish to have the “foreign bodies” in place.

  Hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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San Diego, CA 91942

Buyers remorse after implant surgery

Some women do have some remorse after surgery. This usually gets better as their recovery improves.  Give yourself a few months to feel better.  Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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1049 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10028

How Often Do Women Remove Breast Implants Because They No Longer Like Them?

My experience with a very active cosmetic surgery practice for 30 years is about 2 patients a year get their implants removed without replacement. I have about 200 patients a year that get a breast enlargement procedure, so I guess about 1%

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
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10201 SE Main
Portland, OR 97216

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