Breast Implant Removal

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Breast implant removal is performed when a woman decides she no longer wants her implants or when complications such as capsular contracture or rupture may occur. If a woman doesn’t want to replace her implants, removal can performed along with a breast lift to address skin and tissue that might have been stretched from the implants.

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This site has been so helpful. I never knew what steps to take to get these out. I have decided to explant. I have some concerns. My doctor could not show any pictures of after explant. Should I be concerned about this? He comes highly recommended by women on this site. My insurance will likely... READ MORE

I am so thankful for this site. I am having issues with my left implant. I have some pain that gets really bad during PMS, then subsides a bit. I'm just not feeling comfortable with these anymore. I chose to get them after nursing my first 2 babies, my full B, small C breasts totally deflated to... READ MORE

Hello everyone, i' 38 yo, from Italy. Sorry about my english, i could do some mistake :) Anyway, i got my BA 12 years ago, when i was 26. At that time i had very small boobies and the left one was smaller than the right one. I remember some boy was kidding me about the size of my chest and after... READ MORE

I have had 500 cc implants since 1994. I am a 38 DDD, i hate having such huge boobs that hang down to my knees lol. I plan to get a lift when I have huge bags removed. I can feel my breast tissue under my arms and on my arms. I can hardly wait to be free from these implants. I did not get a... READ MORE

8 years have passed since I got my implants. My surgeon did an excellent job, I went from an A to a D cup, I got 350cc silicone moderate profile implants, placed under the muscle via breast crease incision. They look great, but I always felt superficial for getting them. After a year or so I... READ MORE

So far I have contacted a PS who got back to me himself within a few days. I have been to my GP for a referral. Now I am waiting to hear from PS for an appointment for a consult. I was informed that Explantation is covered. I was told if I had a referral from my Dr the consult fee would be... READ MORE

I can't say I don't know the reason why I got them or that I absolutely regret their look and feel, I can't say they make me look super fake, they went with my body without any hardened look, hard capsule, or appearance issues. I was flat, not skinny, insecure, always wishing for boobs and size... READ MORE

I have had silicone above the muscle implants for 8 years. I just had them removed 4 days ago by Dr. Busby in Portland, OR. I had them removed because I have been in ill health for several years since getting implanted. I made my decision to remove my implants about two years ago but did not... READ MORE

I gave birth to my first child at age 16 and breastfed. Several years and 2 babies later my breasts looked like empty water balloons hanging on my chest. Nine years ago a close friend of mine who was pushing 60 had a breast reduction and came out with gorgeous results. I had thought I was too... READ MORE

I decided to have them removed because I was having extreme difficulty breathing, along with many other unexplained symptoms, such as changes in vision (brown spots in retina as well), tingling hands, joint pain, extreme thirst, fatigue, cold hands and fingers (turned whitish), headaches,... READ MORE

First off thank you everyone who contributes their inspirational stories, this has given Mr enough confidence to finally get these out! Does anyone think I should get a lift? I had one child and breast fed only six months. I was a small B before and now a DD. Foes my left implant look deflated? ... READ MORE

I got implants 12 years ago in 2004. I was a late bloomer in middle school that got teased mercilessly by the boys for my skinny arms and flat chest. I even once had a boy embarrass me at age 11 in class by asking me if I had a bra on (I did) and he asked me why I had one since I had no chest..... READ MORE

I was in a very different place emotionally when I had these implants in 2008. After years of breast pain despite being told my implants were ok - and finding out they were pip implants - I had the operation yesterday to have them removed. 100% correct decision. I'm sore but positive and feel so... READ MORE

Hi! Like many here, I have found these stories and reviews to be very inspiring and motivating. So glad to know I'm not the only crazy lady out there wanting to remove her implants for "no good reason"!! I have decided to share my story even though it's a little late since my surgery is... READ MORE

I got my implants at 28 years of age. I was a 36A. I went to a 36D. Loved the result! Dr. Thomas Toohey in Newport Beach, California did the implantation. Would totally recommend him. I breast fed both of my kids and now I'm a 36F! I have really gotten into CrossFit and my breasts seem to be... READ MORE

The information, pictures and stories on RealSelf helped to reassure me that explant without a lift was the right decision for me. I hope my story will help other women make their own decision as to what is best for them. Here is my story. I honestly got my implants in 1981 because I wanted... READ MORE

I'm 31 years old, had surgery almost 8 months ago and I regret it every single day... I am thinking about removing my implants but I'm so nervous and anxious about the after removal outcome... I was always so self conscious about my small breast and even though my husband always told me how much... READ MORE

I got my implants when I was 19, and I have 350cc silicone. I was able to get silicone because my surgeon deemed me to have a congenital deformity, 'tuberous breasts'. I had a fairly mild case but definitely was what I was dealing with. I did a LOT of research over the course of about three... READ MORE

I remove my three-year-old silicone implants last Friday under local anesthesia . I was really nervous about the pain since I read some other person's experience doing the same procedure under local anesthesia and they said they felt everything but I can say that I did not feel much besides the... READ MORE

I feel the need to pay it forward. First of all, a warm heartfelt thanks to all the brave and beautiful women who have posted before me. I know I would not have had the courage to do this if it were not for all of you sharing your journey. Honestly, seeing all of you and our bodies ability to... READ MORE

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How much does a Breast Implant Removal cost?

The typical cost for a Breast Implant Removal ranges from $563-$7,850 with an average cost of $4,250. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 1,635 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more