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With the rise in popularity of breast augmentation in the United States, it comes as no surprise that breast implant removal, or breast explant surgery, has also seen an uptick in demand. This procedure helps women reverse their breast implant procedures for whatever their reasons and is performed in tandem with other breast procedures.

What are the most common reasons for breast implant removal?

For some people, breast implant removal is a medical necessity. One of the most common reasons for removing implants is that scar tissue has hardened around them. This hardening process is called capsular contracture. It is painful and can cause shifts in the overall look of the breasts.

Other typical reasons for seeking implant removal include:


  • Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). This rare form of cancer forms in the scar tissue surrounding the implant (most often textured implants)
  • A build-up of calcium around the implant
  • An implant leakage
  • Movement of the implant

What are the benefits?

As mentioned before, this procedure is oftentimes medically necessary, such as in the event of an implant rupture or a capsular contracture. In the latter case, the normally-soft tissue becomes hardened, hurting the patient while simultaneously creating unwanted changes in the appearance of the breasts. If desired, patients may be able to replace their implants with new ones during the removal process.

Of course, some people elect to remove their implants simply for cosmetic reasons. Some find that their desired look has changed over time.

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Who is a candidate for breast implant removal?

Good candidates are people that are healthy and wish to have their implants removed. These individuals are in generally good health and usually heal without any complications. Patients with problematic medical issues may need to receive clearance from their general practitioner before going through with the procedure. As with all surgical treatments, ideal candidates for implant removal are non-smokers and should refrain from taking blood-thinning medications prior to undergoing surgery.


There are various paths one can take after having a breast explant. This will depend on your personal goals and desired appearance. Among the options are:

  • Implant replacement
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift
  • Tissue reconstruction (rebuilding the chest with tissues from other body parts)
  • Fat grafting (injecting fat into the breasts)
  • Internal bra technique (a surgical technique that mimics bra support)
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Why choose Ciaravino Total Beauty?

With careful analysis and informed decision-making, breast implant removal is generally an excellent option to resolve your concerns while achieving breasts that fit your body and aesthetic goals. Dr. Mohan is board-certified and one of the world's most experienced breast surgeons, having performed many breast augmentation surgeries. She considers every detail to provide the perfect experience for her patients, including implant type and size, Vectra imaging, implant funnels for shorter incisions, and reduced recovery time. Our office is dedicated to you, your comfort, and your results. We learn your goals and educate you about breast implant removal to ensure your total comfort and safety so that our practice delivers a world-class experience from start to finish.


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