What is removal of breast implants?

Breast implant removal is surgery to take out breast implants from breast augmentation or breast reconstruction patients.

Women who have had breast augmentation surgery will eventually need another breast implant revision procedure. These procedures include:

  • Removing the implants and replacing them with new implants
  • Repositioning the existing implants
  • Removing the breast implants without replacement

Why do you need removal of breast implants?

Here are some reasons why breast implants would need to be removed:

  • Leaking of the breast implant
  • Shifting or movement of the breast implant
  • Build-up of calcium deposits around the implant
  • Infection and/or bleeding
  • Necrosis or development of dead tissues around the breast implant
  • Breasts have changed over time due to age, pregnancy and breastfeeding, leading to the look of the implants being affected
  • You no longer want your implants

What can you expect when undergoing removal of breast implants?

Preparing for Removal of Breast Implants

Before breast implant removal surgery, you will be placed under general anaesthesia or sedation. Breast implant removal surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home on the day of the surgery.

During Removal of Breast Implants

Your surgeon will make an incision around the circle of darker skin around your nipple (areola) or under the lower fold of your breasts (inframammary fold). There are two different ways to remove your implants: 

  1. Your surgeon removes only the implant
  2. Your surgeon removes the implant and part or all of the capsule, or layer of scar tissue, that naturally forms around the breast implant inside your body

The incision will be closed using adhesives, stitches, or clips. 

After Removal of Breast Implants

Surgical drains will be placed at the incision sites to help prevent the buildup of excess fluid, and will be kept there for one to three weeks, or until the total daily fluid output from your incision sites measures less than 20-30 cc (cubic centimeters). A surgical bra (no seams or wires) is advised to be worn day and night to help you heal and provide support.

Why choose Novena Surgery for removal of breast implants?

Doctors who choose to perform removal of breast implants at Novena Surgery will perform the procedure in one of four modular operating theaters with cable-less pendant systems, allowing doctors to operate free of stray wiring obstruction.

Post-procedure, patients can choose to recover in one of Novena Surgery’s comfortable private suites, or in our 12-bed recovery unit under the care of well-trained nursing staff.

Waiting times are also shortened as patients need only turn up half-an-hour before their surgery, and be checked into the ward within 10 minutes of arrival. 

Patients’ companions have the option of patronising Velocity, Square and Square 2 shopping malls that are seamlessly integrated with Novena Medical Centre, the building housing Novena Surgery.

I want to undergo removal of breast implants in Novena Surgery but I do not have a specialist doctor in mind yet.

This list consists of specialists who commonly perform removal of breast implants at Novena Surgery – contact us at +65-6254 9331 or admin@novenasurgery.com.sg and we will help you book a consultation appointment with a specialist doctor from the list.

Name of Specialist ClinicName of Specialist DoctorSpecialist Clinic AddressSpecialist Clinic Opening Hours
Evan Woo Breast & Plastic SurgeryDr Evan Woo101 Irrawaddy Road #14-05/06, Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565Mon -Fri: 9am -6pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
The Plastic Surgery PracticeDr Andrew Tay10 Sinaran Drive, #11-33
Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506
Monday – Friday : 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Saturday : 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holiday : Closed
W Aesthetics Plastic SurgeryDr Wong Chin Ho06-28/29 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Center, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563Mon -Fri: 9am -5pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm

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