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Breast Implant Removal

Prices from £3,663
Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure to remove breast implants for medical reasons or to change the size, shape or feel of your breasts.
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What is breast implant removal surgery?

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Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of breast implants. Breast replacement surgery, on the other hand, involves the replacement of old breast implants with new ones. The replacement implants can be of the same size, shape, and material as the old ones or different.

These procedures can be performed for both medical and cosmetic reasons. Generally, breast implants need to be removed or replaced after 10 to 15 years due to issues such as bottoming out, capsular contracture, rotation, and displacement, resulting in an uneven appearance or gap between the breasts.

As women undergo natural changes in their body due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, and weight loss, their breast preferences may also change. Therefore, breast implant removal or replacement surgery is often combined with other procedures such as breast uplift or re-augmentation to meet their changing needs and desires.

Breast implant removal presents an opportunity for women to re-evaluate their breasts and their surgery requirements to ensure they are happy with their breasts. Re-augmentation is a popular choice for women who want to increase their breast size.

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Breast implant removal or replacement benefits

There are many benefits to breast implant removal or replacement, including:

  • Better breast shape, size and position
  • Capsular contracture capsule is removed relieving pain and complications
  • Implants better fit your body type
  • High quality implants
  • Old implants are removed or replaced

Types of breast implant removal / replacement

Implant removal surgery may result in a deflated appearance to the breasts. Many women choose to undergo additional surgery to address this issue. Kat & Co offer a wide variety of options to best suit your desired result.

Breast implant removal

Your breast implants will be removed and not replaced - no further surgery is performed.

Breast implant replacement (breast reaugmentation)

Your breast implants will be removed and replaced with new implants. You can choose to have similar implants or to change your implant size and profile to suit your breast tissue and desired look. With a breast implant replacement, you can choose to maintain your current appearance.

Breast implant removal and uplift (mastopexy)

Breast implant removal can be combined with a breast uplift to give a smaller, lifted and natural result. Mastopexy may be suitable when your breast tissue has stretched due to large implants, weight loss, ageing, or pregnancy.

Breast implant replacement and uplift (breast reaugmentation mastopexy)

Breast implant replacement with mastopexy may be suitable if you wish to maintain the volume of your existing breast implants, but lift your breasts into your desired position if they have sagged due to weight loss, ageing or pregnancy.


A capsulectomy may be required if you have a capsular contracture. Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue surrounding your breast implant becomes unusually hard and dense. This can cause chronic pain and change the appearance of your breast.

A capsulectomy removed the scar tissue surrounding your existing implant. You can choose to remove the existing implant, or to replace it with a new one.

Breast implant removal procedure:

Procedure Time

30 Minutes


Local/Twilight Sedation

Nights in Hospital

Daycase (no overnight stay)

Pain and Discomfort

3 - 7 days

Risks - Common

Bruising, swelling, temporary numbness

Risks - Uncommon

Infection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding

Follow-up Appointments

1 week, 3 months (after surgery)

Time Off Work

1 week

Sports and Exercise

2 weeks - normal activities


12 weeks until final result. Scars continue to improve over 18 months

Breast implant removal cost

Breast implant removal costs start from £3,663, but can vary depending on whether you require or desire additional surgery, and whether your implants are being replaced or just removed. All of our prices include pre-operative assessments, clinic fees, and comprehensive aftercare. We also offer finance to spread the cost of your procedure.

Breast Implant Removal

From £3,663

Breast Implant Removal & Mastopexy

From £7,843

Breast Implant Removal with Capsulectomy

From £5,353

Breast implants removal before and after

If you are a prospective patient, please download the informed consent form below. This includes information about the treatment, potential risks and contraindications.

Breast implant removal post-operative instructions

Instructions on discharge
  • A compression garment (sports bra style) is worn over the dressings day and night for the first 2 weeks.
  • A gentle shower is allowed - pat dressings dry
  • Discharge with standard painkillers and antibiotics
Dressings Clinic
  • Appointment approximately 1 week after surgery when the tape under the breasts is removed.
  • Wound is allowed to get wet after this appointment
  • A gentle shower
  • Bathing from 3rd week onwards
  • No strenuous activities for the first two weeks.
General scar care for first 3 months
  • Micropore tape to the scars for at least three months until well healed
  • The micropore tape must stay on for showers and baths and is simply patted dry. This should not be changed until it is very loose and almost falling off by itself.
  • Moisturise scar after first 3 months
  • Moisturise the surrounding breast skin

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