Recovery Removal of Infected Breast Implant How Many Hrs Does the Surgery Take?

How many hrs will the surgery take to remove infected breast implant and to recover

Doctor Answers (2)

Recovery after Breast Implant Removal?

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Thank you for the question.

Removal of breast implants is generally a quick procedure;  even with an associated infection the procedure will probably take under an hour. Recovery is generally painless;  however, recovery may be prolonged if an infection is present because of the need for dressing changes and/or drain management.

For a more precise estimate you will need to check with your plastic surgeon who knows exactly what is planned.

Best wishes.


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Infected breast implants

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Breast implant removal surgery does not ususally take that long.  Most can be done within thirty minutes to an hour.  It all depends upon how complicated it is.   Recovery depends upon how extensive the infection was.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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