Why Do People Have Breast Implant Removal?
While breast implants are generally very safe, you may choose to have them removed for various reasons. One of the most common reasons to have implants removed is to replace them with new ones. Implants typically last ten to twenty years, although you may replace them sooner if you have problems or prefer a different type of implant. People may also have implant removal for health reasons, because the appearance of their breasts has changed, or because they just prefer not to have implants anymore.
What to Expect After Breast Implant Removal
If you have your breast implants removed, you may or may not have them replaced with new implants. What to expect after their removal depends on the final results you want to see.
If you have your implants replaced, you can expect a recovery process similar to when you got your implants. You can expect a week or two of limited activity, and most people will return to work within that time frame. Your breasts would not look significantly different unless you chose implants much different from your previous ones.
If you do not have your implants replaced, your breasts will noticeably lose volume. If you have small implants and have good skin elasticity, your skin may tighten, but in many cases, your breasts will droop and look flatter than before. You have several implant-free options for addressing this concern.