10 years post-op breast implants and I want to remove them.

But I don't know how will I look

Doctor Answers 6

Breast Implant Removal

If you are considering removing your breast implants, it is always a good idea to intentionally rupture them in the office and remove the saline , you can get a good picture of what you will look like. If you have pre existing silicone implants, this is not an option. Many women choose to have their breasts lifted after removing the implants to restore a more youthful, perky appearance, but it is not necessary if you don't want more surgery.

Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implant Removal

Thank you for your question.

If they are silicone, the only way to know how they'll look is if you remove them.  If they are saline, you can have your surgeon intentionally rupture the implants with a needle without actually taking out the implant.  I recommend consulting with your previous surgeon (or a new local one if that surgeon is no longer in practice) to discuss your options.


Dr. Dan Krochmal

MAE Plastic Surgery

Northbrook, IL

Daniel Krochmal, MD
Chicago General Surgeon
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10 years post-op breast implants and I want to remove them.

You have continued to age over the last 10 years, so your breast may not look like they did prior to implants.  Wear a good compression bra for several weeks following surgery to promote healing.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

What will I look like after my implants are removed?

It is difficult to offer you more specific advise without a photo or at least some information on the size of your implants. Depending on the size of your implants and your desired outcome, you may require a lift for the best aesthetic outcome.

I recommend that you seek out a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options.

Best of luck.

Steven Vath, MD
Denver Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

Implant removal

The procedure is very simple and well tolerated by the patients. Your surgeon will be able to show you photos of others who have had their implants removed. 

Lee E. Corbett, MD
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Breast implant removal

There are many factors that will determine how you will look after the implants are removed.  Some include the size of the implants, the elasticity of the skin, any pregnancies and/or breastfeeding since the breast augmentation done, weight gain/loss since the augmentation, and genetics.  I recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to learn more.

Camille Cash, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

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