Breast Implant Removal

There are several reasons – some more urgent than others – as to why women undergo breast implant removal. This includes: having an aesthetic desire for a change of size and shape, implant leakage or rupture, and capsular contracture. Some of the other potential problems that may have developed after the initial augmentation, creating the need for saline or silicone gel implant removal are: shifting, wrinkling, sagging, asymmetry, bleeding, and/or infection.

If you do not choose to have new implants inserted upon the removal of the initial implants, or further cosmetic surgery, it is important to note that your breasts will never look the same as they did before breast augmentation (especially if large implants are removed). Your breasts may appear smaller than before the implants, which could possibly be attributed to hormone changes or weight loss. Sagging, tissue atrophy, and chest wall deformity may also result from complete breast implant removal without an exchange. To get an idea of the results you can achieve with breast implant removal, view Dr. Samson’s liposuction before and after photos.


For the breast implant removal surgery, anesthesia may be either local or general anesthesia. The incisions made during this procedure are typically created in the scar from the patient’s initial augmentation surgery. During the consultation with Dr Samson will discuss with you the steps and details of your breast procedure with you. Some uncommon, but possible, complications include: loss of nipple sensation, scarring, bleeding, and loose skin.


In general, for the first few days after breast implant removal, there may be mild discomfort, swelling and bruising. There may be suction drains placed for a day or two. Initial recovery from breast implant removal surgery is usually quick, with many patients returning to everyday activities within a few days and full activity within two to three weeks. The entire recovery period usually stretches over a few months.


The cost of breast implant removal varies depending on anesthesia cost, cost of the surgical facility, and the cost of any medical tests and prescriptions you may need. Dr. Samson can give you an accurate cost estimate for your specific needs during a one-on-one consultation.

If you are interested in these or other cosmetic surgeries in the Daytona Beach, FL area, schedule a consultation by calling 386-756-9400 or fill out our contact form.