Breast Implant Removal

Introduction To Breast Implant Removal

Women who have undergone breast augmentation have the option to replace their current breast implants or remove them altogether. At Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, this is possible with breast implant removal. Dr. Kaweski works with a team of breast procedure experts who can safely replace and remove implants for both medical and aesthetic reasons.

Breast Implant Removal Results

Breast Implant Removal Results

What Is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal, also known as explant surgery, removes previously inserted breast implants. There are a variety of reasons why this is done: changes in preferences or lifestyle, switch from saline to silicone implants, breast implant-related issues (capsular contracture, rupture, leakage, or older generation implants), or desire for a new breast size or shape. Whatever the reason, Dr. Kaweski has the expertise to safely remove these implants and can recommend a breast lift or new implants to maintain the youthful breast appearance.

How Does Breast Implant Removal Work?

Breast implant removal is conducted at the Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery by Dr. Kaweski. Patients receive general anesthesia to fall asleep during surgery. The procedure takes around 1-2 hours to complete, but if there are other requested procedures, it may take longer. Dr. Kaweski will make incisions along the previous scar lines to minimize scarring. As the implants are removed, so is the surrounding scar tissue. A ruptured silicone implant may also be removed. Sutures or surgical tape will close these incisions. The recovery time varies but is generally shorter than with breast augmentation surgery.

Benefits of Breast Implant Removal

Regain a Youthful Breast Appearance

Breast implants, like normal breasts, are affected by aging, gravity, and weight changes. Breast implant removal and replacement can bring back the youthful appearance of your breasts.

Adjusted Breast Size

Dr. Kaweski will help you decide if you want to go up or down a size.

Improved Breast Symmetry

If the implants are causing an imbalance in the appearance of your breasts, implant renewal can fix the asymmetry.

Addressed Health Complications

Leaking implants and capsular contracture (scar tissue on the implant) could lead to further complications. Before this happens, breast implant removal is the best solution.

Body Positivity

Some women will realize that they want to return to their natural look, embracing their original breast size and shape.

Breast Implant Removal Timeline and Process

Thorough Consultation with Dr. Kaweski

Dr. Kaweski will have a conversation with you and get to know your overall health condition. She will then craft a personalized treatment plan with the help of her fellow experts at the Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery. You will discuss the most effective approach and effects of your breast implant removal procedure.

Procedure Preparation by Dr. Kaweski

Dr. Kaweski will have you go through medical tests and mammograms. You will be advised to quit smoking and stop the use of blood thinners and herbal supplements. Since breast implant removal uses general anesthesia, you will have to avoid eating and drinking for eight hours before the procedure as well.

Removal and Closing of Sutures by Dr. Kaweski

Dr. Kaweski will develop a customized surgical plan for your unique needs. Incisions to access the implant can be on the former sites of the breast augmentation, or new ones can also be created. Upon carefully removing the implants and capsular contracture tissue, Dr. Kaweski will utilize sutures or skin adhesives to close the incisions.

Post-Procedure Care by Dr. Kaweski

For faster and better healing, Dr. Kaweski will provide you with aftercare instructions that you should follow diligently. Have a companion with you after surgery as your motor skills will be impaired due to the administration of anesthesia. Dr. Kaweski will advise you to avoid movements and activities that may strain or irritate your incision sites.

Recovery Guidance by Dr. Kaweski

Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery and Dr. Kaweski are experts in pain management and will prescribe medications and antibiotics to facilitate quick healing. Bruising and swelling are normal effects of the procedure, but these will subside in a few days. You may return to work and your usual activities within a week, and return to working out and other strenuous activities within a month.

Follow-Up with Dr. Kaweski

Dr. Kaweski will request follow-up checkups to monitor your incision sites and see the progress of your breast size and shape. Whether you made the personal decision to replace or to remove an implant completely, Dr. Kaweski will support you in the treatments and medical advice that you need.

Why Choose Us for Breast Implant Removal?

  • Expertise of Dr. Kaweski: Benefit from the extensive experience and expertise of Dr. Kaweski, a board-certified plastic surgeon with a proven track record in breast implant removal surgeries.
  • Personalized Approach: Experience personalized care tailored to your unique needs and concerns, as Dr. Kaweski takes the time to understand your goals and develop a customized treatment plan.
  • Advanced Techniques: Benefit from the latest advancements in surgical techniques and technology, ensuring optimal results and minimal scarring for your breast implant removal procedure.
  • Comprehensive Support: Receive comprehensive support throughout your journey, from initial consultation to postoperative care, with a dedicated team committed to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.
  • Exceptional Results: Trust in the ability of Dr. Kaweski to deliver exceptional results, achieving natural-looking outcomes that enhance your overall well-being and confidence.


What anesthesia will be used for breast implant removal?

You will receive general anesthesia before the start of the procedure. This is for your comfort and safety since you will be asleep the entire time.

Will I experience pain during breast implant removal?

No. You are under general anesthesia and will be pain-free during the procedure.

Can breast implant removal be combined with other breast procedures?

Dr. Kaweski will ask you if you desire to proceed with other surgeries after your breast implant removal. You may choose from breast implant removal with breast lift or breast implant removal and replacement (from saline to silicone or from a bigger to smaller cup size).

When will I see breast implant removal results?

The results of your procedure are immediately visible. Expect the condition of your breasts to improve during the following weeks as your body heals.

When can I safely shower after breast implant removal?

Take a shower after 48 hours, using lukewarm water only. Limit your showers to a maximum of 10 minutes.