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Breast Implant Removal And Uplift

Breast Implant Removal And Uplift

Breast implant removal and uplift, also known as explantation with mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed for women who wish to remove their breast implants and simultaneously lift their natural breasts to a more youthful position. This procedure addresses both the desire or necessity to remove implants and the common issue of sagging that can occur after implant removal. Anca, using her expertise in breast surgery, offers a personalised approach to each patient, ensuring that the final outcome not only meets but exceeds your aesthetic goals. Whether driven by personal preference, lifestyle changes, or medical reasons, patients considering this surgery can expect a thorough consultation process, during which Anca will discuss all aspects of the procedure, expected outcomes, and tailor a surgical plan to you’re your unique needs.

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At a glance

Length of surgery
Up to 2 hours
General anaesthetic
Length of hospital stay
Overnight stay
4-6 weeks
Return to sports
8-12 weeks

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Who Needs Breast Implant Removal and Uplift Surgery

Breast implant removal and uplift surgery is suited for a range of patients, each with unique motivations and medical considerations. Anca evaluates each case individually to ensure that the procedure aligns with your needs and expectations.

  • Change in Aesthetic Preferences: Some women decide that their breast implants no longer fit their desired body image or lifestyle. Personal aesthetic preferences can evolve, leading to the decision to remove implants and opt for a natural look with an uplift.
  • Physical Discomfort or Complications: Implants can sometimes lead to physical discomfort, including back and shoulder pain. Additionally, complications such as capsular contracture, implant rupture, or displacement might necessitate removal for health and comfort reasons.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Significant lifestyle changes, such as increased participation in sports or physical activities, might prompt the decision to remove implants for greater comfort and mobility.
  • Ageing and Gravity Effects: Over time, natural ageing and the effects of gravity can alter the appearance of breasts with implants, leading to a desire for removal and a lift to restore a youthful breast contour.
  • Health Concerns: For some, health concerns or recommendations from medical professionals regarding their breast implants may lead to the decision for removal and uplift.

Benefits Of Breast Implant Removal And Uplift

Breast implant removal can have a number of benefits, other than to achieve a more desirable size. Removing the implants can often relieve any discomfort that may have built up over time, especially if the implants have moved in position or capsular contracture has developed. Women who are over 50 are often asked to attend regular breast screening, and although technology has become more advanced, it may help to view the results of a mammogram in breasts that do not have implants.


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Types of Breast Implant Removal and Uplift

Implant Removal with Full Mastopexy

This approach is for patients with significant sagging. It involves removing the implants and reshaping the breast tissue, often requiring an anchor or inverted-T incision to lift and firm the breasts.

Implant Removal with Circumareolar Lift

Best suited for those with minimal sagging, this technique involves removing the implants through an incision around the areola, followed by a subtle lift that tightens the breast tissue, resulting in less scarring.

Implant Removal with Vertical Lift

This option is ideal for moderate sagging. After implant removal, a lollipop lift is performed, involving incisions around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, allowing for significant reshaping and lifting with reduced scarring compared to the anchor lift.

How Is the Procedure Performed

The breast implant removal and uplift procedure is planned and executed to ensure safety, optimal results, and patient satisfaction. Here are the details of the process:

  • Consultation and Planning: Anca begins with a detailed consultation to understand your medical history, reasons for wanting the implants removed, and desired outcome. This step includes discussing the most suitable type of lift to accompany implant removal.
  • Anaesthesia: The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.
  • Incision: Anca uses the most appropriate incision technique based on the selected type of lift and your anatomy. Whenever possible, existing scars are used to minimise additional scarring.
  • Implant Removal: The breast implants are carefully removed through the incision. If there’s any capsule (scar tissue) around the implant that needs to be addressed, Anca may perform a capsulectomy at this time.
  • Breast Uplift: After the implants are removed, Anca proceeds with the breast lift, removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue. The nipple and areola may be repositioned to a more natural, youthful height on the breast.
  • Closing the Incisions: The incisions are closed with sutures, often in layers, to support the newly shaped breasts. Drainage tubes may be placed to remove excess fluid, and the breasts are bandaged or placed in a surgical bra.
  • Recovery: You are taken to a recovery area for monitoring before being released with detailed aftercare instructions.

Anca’s skilful execution of breast implant removal and uplift procedures ensures that you receive not only aesthetic improvements but also functional benefits, leading to increased comfort and satisfaction with your breast appearance. Each step of the procedure is conducted with the utmost care, precision, and consideration for your overall well-being.

The procedure can vary depending on your specific conditions and desired outcomes. Anca provides several techniques tailored to achieve optimal results like Implant Removal with Full Mastopexy, Implant Removal with Circumareolar Lift, and Implant Removal with Vertical Lift. Anca’s approach considers factors such as the original reason for breast augmentation, the condition of the breast tissue and skin, and your aesthetic goals to determine the most appropriate type of lift following implant removal.

Recovery and Aftercare

The recovery process following breast implant removal and uplift is essential for achieving optimal results and ensuring patient health and satisfaction. Anca provides detailed guidance for post-operative care.

  • Immediate Post-Surgery Care: Patients can expect some degree of swelling, bruising, and discomfort initially. Anca prescribes medication to manage pain and recommends activities and practices to minimise swelling.
  • Support Garments: A special surgical bra or compression garment is advised to support the healing breasts, help reduce swelling, and maintain the new breast shape.
  • Activity Restrictions: Strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and vigorous exercise should be avoided for a period recommended by Anca. She provides a timeline for gradually resuming normal activities, based on your recovery progress.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular check-ups with Anca are essential to monitor the healing process, remove sutures or drains if used, and address any concerns. These appointments are also opportunities for Anca to assess the success of the surgery and your satisfaction with the results.
  • Long-Term Care and Observations: Long-term aftercare involves adhering to healthy lifestyle choices to maintain the surgery results and monitoring breast health through self-exams and regular medical check-ups.


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How Much Is Breast Implant Removal and Uplift in the UK

The cost of breast implant removal and uplift in the UK can vary widely, influenced by several factors including the surgeon’s expertise, the complexity of the procedure, and associated hospital or facility fees. Anca ensures that all potential costs are discussed upfront, providing transparency and helping you make informed financial decisions.

  • Procedure Complexity: The extent of the surgery, whether both removal and uplift are performed together, and any additional procedures such as capsulectomy influence the overall cost.
  • Surgeon’s Experience: The surgeon’s qualifications, expertise, and reputation as a surgeon specialising in breast surgeries can impact the cost, reflecting the high standard of care and results you can expect.
  • Facility Fees: Costs also encompass hospital or surgical facility fees, anaesthesia fees, and the expenses for any necessary medical tests and post-surgery garments.
  • Geographical Location: The location of the practice within the UK can affect the cost, with prices varying significantly across different regions.

On average, patients might expect the cost for breast implant removal and uplift in the UK to range from £5,500 to £8,000. It’s important to note that this is an estimate, and prices can be higher or lower based on individual circumstances.

If you are considering breast implant removal and uplift surgery you should have a thorough consultation with Anca to discuss your goals, evaluate the options, and understand the costs involved. This ensures a well-informed decision-making process, aligning expectations with realistic outcomes for your health, appearance, and well-being.

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Frequently asked questions

If you were found to be suitable to have the implants inserted, then you would also be suitable to have them removed. In some cases this procedure is chosen by the patient as the need for enlarged breasts has changed, in other cases it has been advised by a doctor.

This procedure is very safe and Miss Breahna will always take great care of you during the entire procedure, including before and after surgery.

Anca and her team will do their best to minimise your discomfort. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and a course of pain relief will be administered for the few weeks that follow.

Your breasts might be swollen and bruised in response to the surgery. You will be given post-operative advice to ensure you heal effectively. Surgery will also leave behind some scarring that will become less visible with time.

Recovery may take around 4 weeks. After this time the swelling should have significantly reduced and you should generally feel much more comfortable. It is important to take it easy as your body heals, only resuming normal activity levels when it is comfortable to do so.

About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



Your Next Steps

Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire on 0800 080 6026 or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

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