Breast Implant Removal Meditravelist
Breast implant

The purpose of breast implant removal surgery is to remove the implant and the inflamed or non-inflamed scar tissue that forms around the breast implant placed in the breast during breast augmentation or reconstruction surgery for cosmetic, oncologic reasons. The lifespan of breast implants is approximately 10-15 years and at the end of this period, the implant is removed and replaced with breast implant removal surgery.

What is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most preferred plastic surgery operations by women. Generally, women who complain about the small size of their breasts prefer breast augmentation surgery to have a more aesthetically satisfying appearance. However, over time, implants may need to be removed for various reasons. This procedure is called breast implant removal or breast prosthesis removal.


The surgical removal of silicone implants placed in the breast with breast augmentation surgery for medical or aesthetic reasons is called breast implant removal.

Why is breast implant removal performed?

Silicone implants placed in the breasts during breast augmentation surgery make the breasts appear larger and more voluminous. Breast implants can also be used to correct the asymmetrical appearance of the breasts. On the other hand, implants placed in the breasts may occasionally impair health or may need to be removed for different reasons. Some of these reasons are listed below:


  • The person who has undergone breast augmentation aesthetics wants to change the size of her breast
  • The prosthesis used for breast augmentation is affected and damaged by reactions in the body over time
  • Symmetrical distortions between the breasts over time
  • Some discomfort due to capsular contracture developing on the breast
  • The breast structure and prosthesis are affected by diseases that occur for various reasons
  • Breast structure and prosthesis are affected by diseases that occur for various reasons.


In rare cases, people who have breast implants may experience complaints such as fever, fatigue, joint pain and weakness. In such cases, the breast implant must be removed.


If the breast implant pierces the skin and becomes visible, it must be removed. The breast implant becomes infected when it interacts with the external environment. Therefore, it should be removed even if there is no visible inflammation. If infection develops after the hole is closed, a new breast implant can be placed at the patient’s request after the infection has healed.


Excessive weight gain can make implanted breasts appear larger. By removing the breast implant, the patient will have a more natural and normal appearance.


Some patients may request the removal of their breast implants voluntarily without any reason.


One of the most undesirable complications after breast augmentation surgery is capsular contracture. In case of capsule formation, the patient’s body does not accept the breast implant. Although this problem is very rare, the first treatment for capsule formation is massage. If the problem persists despite massage.


The breast implant needs to be removed or replaced. Capsule formation can sometimes occur in one or both breasts.


The reason for capsule formation is that the body perceives silicone as a foreign substance and wants to remove it from the body. In this case, it secretes some substances around the silicone and surrounds the silicone. As a result, capsule formation occurs. Capsule formation, which can be reduced with various massage methods, can cause severe pain when it progresses. In addition, some hardness and distortion may occur around the breast. In such cases, the breast implant must be removed.


Breast implants can wear and tear over time and may need to be removed or replaced to prevent associated risks.

Who is suitable for breast implant removal?

Breast implant removal is basically applicable to all women who have undergone breast augmentation surgery. Breast implant removal is suitable if the patient regrets having breast implants, no longer wants to use breast implants or if the breast implants have lost their function for various reasons.


Before breast implant removal surgery, some tests are performed and the patient is examined. It should be determined by laboratory tests that the patient’s blood values are normal, and at the same time, there should be no health problems that prevent surgery.

Operation process

Breast implant removal surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. The patient does not feel any pain or soreness during the procedure, which is performed under general or local anesthesia. The surgery is usually completed in 60 to 90 minutes. If a new implant is to be inserted after the breast implant is removed, in other words, if a breast implant replacement procedure is to be performed, the duration of the surgery may be prolonged.


When performing breast implant removal surgery, it is preferred to enter through the scar where the implant was placed during breast augmentation surgery. However, the easiest way to access the capsule and breast implant is to use the inframammary fold line.


If the breast implant is to be completely removed, a tight bandage is applied after both the capsule and the silicone implant are completely removed and the surgery is completed.


In cases where capsular contracture develops, the capsule and silicone prosthesis must be completely removed. If the patient wants to have breast implants again, it should be taken into consideration that the risk of capsular contracture is higher than normal. In addition, in cases where a breast implant will be placed again, it is preferred to place the implant under the muscle.


In cases where the breast implant needs to be replaced with a larger implant, the existing breast implant can be removed and a larger breast implant can be placed. At this stage, the capsule of the removed implant must be loosened. If the removed implant is in the supramuscular plane, the capsule should be completely removed and the implant should be placed in the submuscular plane.


In cases where the breast implant is to be replaced with a smaller implant, the capsule of the implant to be removed should be reduced since the capsule of the implant to be removed is much larger than the capsule of the implant to be placed, and the removed prosthesis should be moved to the submuscular plan if it is in the supramuscular plan.

Healing Process

The healing process of breast implant removal surgery is generally shorter and easier than breast augmentation surgery. After the application, mild swelling and pain may be observed in the area. The patient usually stays in the hospital for 1 day. Patients can usually start doing activities such as showering and walking 24 hours after the operation. A drain may be inserted to eliminate the risk of bleeding during breast implant removal. The drain is removed a few days after the operation. The person can return to work 2 to 3 days after the operation, unless they work in heavy work environments that do not require physically intensive use of force.


Heavy sports should be avoided for 3 weeks after the operation. In addition, in cases recommended by the doctor, it may be necessary to use a bra that acts as a medical corset for the specified period.

What are the Risks?

As every surgical procedure involves some risk, breast implant removal surgery also brings some risks. Bleeding may rarely occur during or after surgery. Infection may rarely occur after the surgical procedure. Infection may require different surgical procedures.


Pain in the breasts and nipple sensation changes may occur after surgery. These complaints usually resolve within a few weeks. A healthy healing process may not always be possible after surgery. In some cases, poor wound healing may be observed.


There may also be problems caused by the implant when the implant is removed. The silicone gel inside the implant may leak due to rupture of the implant. In such cases, the silicone gel may not be cleaned and in some cases the prosthesis can be removed with difficulty. It may even be necessary to remove the surrounding tissue due to calcification around the implant.

Age Restriction

Women of all ages can have breast implant removal surgery if they do not have a chronic disease. The patient is analyzed and examined before the operation. If deemed appropriate, breast implant removal surgery can be performed. However, it is generally preferred to perform breast implant removal surgery until the age of 50.

Breast Implant Removal Prices

Breast implant removal prices may vary depending on the scope of the surgery, the expertise of the plastic surgeon, the price policy of the clinic where the surgery will be performed and many other factors.


WARNING The duration of treatment and the recovery time after the treatment may vary from patients to patients. The above information includes estimated values prepared for patients from abroad.

Operation duration
  • 0,5-1 hour
  • 1 day
  • 1 day (Before the operation)
  • 1-2 days (After the operation)
  • 3-4 days
  • 2-4 days
  • 6-12 months

Working Hours

Our Customer Comments

Nasrena Nurul
Nasrena Nurul
A Heartfelt Gratitude to Meditravelist: Seamless Excellence in Every Step Hello, I’m from the UK, London specifically. I am compelled to express my deepest appreciation for the exceptional support and unparalleled service provided by Meditravelist Medical/Health Assistance Company throughout my surgical journey. From the moment I contemplated the surgery to my safe return to the UK, their commitment to my well-being was unwavering. Yasmina, with her expertise, guided me with a thorough and specialized answer during the online consultation, making my decision-making process incredibly informed. Emrah, the main coordinator, orchestrated every detail seamlessly—from accommodation arrangements to hospital visits. His genuine care extended beyond professional duties, ensuring my comfort and well-being at every turn. During my stay, Emrah went above and beyond by personally checking in on me daily, assisting me with post-surgery walks, and providing essential items without expecting anything in return. His dedication reflects the true essence of Meditravelist’s commitment to patient care. A special mention goes to Ilhan, an incredibly smart dentist, whose assistance in transportation to and from the hospital, as well as post-op check-ups, added an extra layer of reassurance. Meditravelist is not just a medical assistance company; it’s a beacon of excellence in patient care. My gratitude knows no bounds, and I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone seeking a seamless, supportive, and expertly curated medical experience. Thank you, Meditravelist, for turning a significant chapter in my life into a journey marked by professionalism, compassion, and genuine care.
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DansstudioWB Lelystad
Hele goede begeleiding !! Op naar mn 2de operatie eind november
reenie xoxo
reenie xoxo
Taken care of very well throughout, from airport to being greeted and helped by wonderful team throughout,any concerns wer answered at anytime, Very happy with procedure results,strongly recommend
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santos vega
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Talimano T
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This was the best medical experience I have had in a very long time. Yasemin was my hands-on coordinator that guided me through my entire experience and ongoing communication with meditravelist. She was also available for any questions or concerns I had before I traveled to Turkey. She even greeted me once I arrived (11/25/22) to my own nice apartment (which they provided for me) and continued to guide me through the rest of the time I was there. She sent me my personalized handbook of who my doctor was and my doctor’s detailed medical background and experience in the field of cosmetic surgery which was extensive. I received a rhinoplasty and 360 liposuction done by Op. Dr. Feryal Yildiz Deger. I am completely happy about my surgery results. She gave me the surgery results that are exactly what I asked of and expected. The liposuction led to me having more of an hourglass figure. The entire hospital staff were kind, professional and very patient. I traveled to Turkey alone from the U.S so I was very grateful for this. I was also grateful that the hospital itself was very clean and modern. I received medical attention that most ppl in the U.S would think pertained to millionaire affordability. The hospital staff catered to my every need and came to me promptly after pressing my hospital room call button. I would definitely recommend meditravelist to those who are looking into getting cosmetic surgery.
Aslan Svärd
Aslan Svärd
Sincerely thanks for a great service, friendly and professional support through all phases during our time in Istanbul. Yasemin, you are the best. I will add later with more info and pictures. As promised. More pictures from our amazing adventure with Yasemin and her team. Here you se my wife the day of surgery, 5 days later and 8 days later at her last check up at the surgeon Dr. Mehmet. Then it was my turn. Extensive dental treatment. Good to mention is that I suffer from extreme dental fear. But Best dental İstanbul took it out of me. 2,5 hours later in a very fancy environment I woke up with 9 new implants. Well done.