How Long Does It Take To Heal After Breast Implant Removal?

How Long is Recovery after Breast Implant Removal?

In this blog post, Dr. Mark Kohout will discuss what to expect after breast implant removal surgery, why you should have the procedure done by an experienced plastic surgeon like him, and how long it takes for recovery. If you’ve just had your breast implants removed and are wondering “how long is recovery?” then read on!

Breast Implant Removal

What Is Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

It surgery is a surgical procedure where breast implants are extracted from the body and the breast tissue is restored to its natural state. It is a relatively simple procedure and has a quick recovery time. When an individual decides to have the breast implant removal surgery, they will first consult with their doctor to assess their overall health before going through with the procedure.

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When Should I Get My Implants Removed?

The best time for this procedure is when the person has learned that they no longer require their breast implants. This can include, but is not limited to, the following situations:

  • The contour of your breasts has altered following your breast augmentation due to age, pregnancy, drastic body weight change, or health issues.
  • Calcium deposits have formed surrounding the implant.
  • The implant is leaking or rupturing
  • The position of the implant has shifted
  • You have found that you no longer require breast implants

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If one of the above situations has occurred, then it is time to call your plastic surgeon and schedule a consultation and/or surgery with him or her. Your doctor will perform a full evaluation before giving any recommendations. The results of the examination will be used in order to assist you in reaching your decision. This can determine whether or not it is necessary to undergo surgery. If you do require surgery, then your doctor can assist you in understanding the procedures required for your specific needs and expected recovery time.

How Long Is Recovery After Breast Implant Removal?

Recovery time after the surgery varies from person to person. Typically people recover within a few days to several weeks with little pain or discomfort. It is noted that for some it may take up to a few months to feel fully healed from the procedure due to issues such as bruising and soreness. This differs from person to person but is still within range. The average length of recovery after the surgery is 6 to 8 weeks depending on how extensive the operation was and your individual health conditions.

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How to Avoid Suffering?

To avoid suffering during the first several days following surgery, make sure you take your pain medicine as prescribed. It’s vital to relax but get up from time to time to do light activities. After three or four days, most individuals are back at work. You’ll be given detailed instructions for changing bandages, cleaning incision sites, showering, and other post-operative activities, and bathing, swimming, and using a hot tub should be avoided for two weeks after surgery. However, you can shower the next day.

For the first six weeks after your Breast implant removal procedure, you should expect discomfort, tightness, and sensitivity. While you should be able to go about your day normally three or four days after the operation, you should avoid heavy lifting, exercising, or working out. It is recommended to wear a compression bra for around two to three weeks after the treatment to preserve the shape and lift of the breasts.

If you are considering removing your breast implants, now is the time to find out what it will entail for you! Dr. Mark Kohout is one of the most renowned and highly sought-after plastic surgeons in Sydney. He has been in practice for 20 years. He is a trusted and experienced plastic surgeon that focuses on breast augmentation and will ensure you have the best possible recovery.

If you have any questions about the surgery or think you may be a candidate, contact Dr. Kohout today! For more information on the surgery, call 1300 551 151 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Kohout or visit his website at