Breast Implant Removal

Hello, I have had breast implants behind the muscle for the past 20 years, I had new implants put in 6 years ago. I really don't like the implants, and never have. I have very small breasts, the implants are a C size. I live in Brisbane and would like them removed asap with no replacement implants.

chocdates May 4th, 2016 QLD

  • Answer
    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi Chocdates. Thank you for posting your question.
    It would be best to have a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Removing the implants will generally also involve removing part of or all of the capsule that surrounds the implants. The options after that will be either no replacement (as you have mentioned), or replacing with new implants. Keep in mind that, depending on clinical findings, removal of breast implants may attract rebates from private health insurance and medicare.
    I hope this information helps. Feel free to contact my friendly staff members on (07)3488-8118, or email info@valleyplasticsurgery.com.au if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
    Kind regards,
    Dr Ray Goh
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    Mr Kourosh Tavakoli

    Kourosh Tavakoli

    44 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Hello Chocdates,

    Removal of implants is definitely a procedure that can be done. I would advise meeting with a surgeon to discuss a surgical option that will give you the best outcome aesthetically. Depending on your skin and breast tissue, the old surgical scar may be revised or alternatively a breast lift may be necessary to correct deflation and droopiness. 

    Kind Regards,

    Dr Kourosh Tavakoli
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    Dr. Alex Phoon

    Alex Phoon

    26 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Hi Chocdates,
    Having implants removed is usually a pretty straightforward procedure assuming there isn't capsular contracture or rupture. Once the implants have been removed of course your breasts will be 'looser' and you may or may not want to have a lift or nothing at all. If the implants were not too big and the integrity of your breast skin is good you might find there will be a degree of retraction so that you might not even need a lift.
    Feel free to send me some photos after contacting our secretary Christine on 1300669488.
    Best regards,
    Alex