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Breast Implants Removal - FAQ

Updated December 28, 2018


What is breast implant removal?

Breast implant removal surgery removes breast implants placed inside the breast. After 10 – 15 years it is common to replace or remove implants. Breast implants are typically removed due to medical complications, aging process, changes in body shape or implant failure.


When should I consider breast implant removal surgery in Poland?

Every woman after breast enlargement surgery may consider implants removal.

Especially breast implants should be removed in case:

  • Breast implant rupture
  • Deflated breast implants
  • Changes in body shape or weight requiring breast implant revision
  • Aging process
  • Breast tissue changes
  • Medical conditions (cancer, spine problems)

Who is a candidate for breast implant removal abroad?

Every woman who has had breast implant surgery at least 6 month ago is a good candidate for the breast implant removal. Also, candidate should be in good health condition, with no health problems (infections, bacterial diseases).

What type of anesthesia is used for breast implant removal in Poland?

The breast implant removal surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Patient should come to Poland for 6 days to have enough time to perform surgery and rest after it. Optionally, surgery may be performed under local anesthesia but it requires prior surgeon’s and anesthesiologist’s confirmation.

How is breast implant removal surgery performed?

The breast removal surgery is similar to breast enlargement surgery. Plastic surgeon uses the same incision created during breast implant surgery for removal process. Implants are removed from the tissue pocket. Then, surgeon may perform breast lift or fat grafting, if needed.

How long does a breast implant removal last?

The surgery lasts from 1 to 3 hours.

How should I feel after breast implant removal?

Breast implant removal surgery is less invasive than breast enlargement. The recovery time should be quicker, and your mood would be better also. Typically patients stay one night in the clinic after surgery and 4 nights in hotel.

Do I need any postoperative cautions after breast implant removal?

After surgery, you should keep the incisions dry and clean. It is advised to avoid taking a bath for a 3 days after surgery. It is really important to keep your breast dry. Any sports activities can be restored only after 6 weeks. What is more, you should avoid lifting heavy objects (luggage, children, shopping bags) for one month. Standard recovery time lasts 4 – 6 weeks.

How long is the recovery following breast implant removal abroad?

Stitches are removed 7 days after surgery. In some cases, surgeon may decide to leave stitches and ask you to remove them in your country. Surgeon may not remove stitched if it results in worse surgery effects. Commonly, we advise our patient to go back to work 2 weeks after surgery.

When is the benefit of breast implant removal fully experienced?

The final shape of your breast will be visible after 6 months after surgery.

Is there any pain after breast implant removal?

Your surgeon will provide you with antibiotic and some painkillers. The dose will be established by doctor. The pain should not be noticeable 5 – 10 days after surgery.

Is there any risk associated with breast implant removal?

There are some risks after the breast implant removal surgery, there is no risk free surgery. The risks are like below: bleeding, scars, tissue and nerve damage, blood clots, and other surgical complications.

Why should I go to Poland for breast implants removal?

The main reason why people come to Poland is the price. The other important one is that plastic surgery clinics in Poland have no waiting list. If you consider having breast implants removal in Poland contact our consultants and they will provide you with all the details.

Klaudia Grabowska

Klaudia has been working for a medical tourism company as a patient advisor for years. She has been helping a lot of patients from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and many other countries. She knows very well foreign patients needs and she does her best to help them.
+44 748 315 53 11

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