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Breast Implant Removal & Replacement

You might find it difficult to imagine that you would want to have your breast implants removed, especially once you have decided to go ahead with the procedure. However, there are some instances were this might be a choice you have to make.

There can be problems with leakage or the rupture of silicone or saline implants, and while these events are unlikely to be risky or life threatening, the aesthetic consequences can be unsightly. You may experience rippling or hardening of your implant causing discomfort, or some slippage may have occurred. Significant weight loss or weight gain can also have an impact on your augmentation.

Cosmetic reasons may also drive a desire for removal and replacement. You may decide that you want bigger or smaller breasts, so implant removal might be accompanied by augmentation or uplift procedures.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will breast implant replacement or removal take?

This will depend on the procedure or combination of procedures that you are undergoing. A straightforward implant removal is likely to take one to one and a half hours. Additional procedures to augment or uplift your breasts could add another hour or more to this estimate. All surgery is performed using a general anaesthetic. Where possible, our surgeons will make incisions over your existing scars.

What are the risks associated with breast implant removal?

Complications and infections can occur after any surgical procedure; all surgery carries these risks. However, Mr Ali Juma and Mr Jamil Haydek are experienced and well-practised surgeons, performing this type of treatment many times each year. Their experience will help reduce the likelihood of postoperative problems.

How much does breast implant removal and replacement cost?

This will depend on your individual circumstances and the combination of procedures that you have chosen. A breast implant removal and replacement, for example, would start from approximately £6,200.

What happens during the initial consultation at New Image Clinic?

Your initial consultation will always be with the surgeons that will perform your procedure; Mr Juma and Mr Hayek. A medical examination will take place to ascertain your general health, alongside a discussion of your full medical history; this is to ensure that the procedure is right for you. You should come prepared to ask questions, especially about any concerns that you may have and your desired outcome. This will help our surgeons plan the procedure/s with you to achieve the best outcome for your desired look.

What is the recovery process?

After breast implant removal, the recovery process; usually in the region of two to three weeks. You should be able to return to work within two weeks, but should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for at least three to four weeks. A sports bra should be worn for up to three weeks to support your breasts. Your recovery process will be assessed at your follow up consultation and a more tailored plan for you will be given at the first postoperative visit.

Why choose the New Image Clinic?

Both Mr Ali Juma and Mr Jamil Hayek are highly qualified professional plastic surgeons, both with many years experience. Between them, you will have the benefit of their insight from the many surgeries they have conducted and particular fields of interest and expertise, which will ensure the best possible outcome for your individual needs.

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E. R.

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“It has been 2 years since my tummy tuck and I just wanted to thank you for how amazing I feel! I will wear a bikini with confidence now!”


“I was delighted with the results, not only have I got a body that is more in proportion but I have a new found confidence. Clothes fit me better. You can’t even notice my scars.”

L. G.

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