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While breast implants and breast augmentation are still among the most popular cosmetic surgeries ever, their future seems to be less spectacular. Over the years, one of the beauty criteria was to have large breasts. It seemed like women couldn't be beautiful without at least a C cup breasts. One of the reasons for this was the women who increased the size of their breasts through breast implant surgeries. Now, with more and more news about breast implants gone wrong, many women start to think that removing breast implants is a good idea. Moreover, many owners of breast implants are the women who do regular sports activities and they realize that breast implant removal may allow them to practice more intensely and reduce the pressure on their spines. 

Additionally, some women decide for breast implant removal only to have new, smaller breast implants placed as a way of downsizing their breast size rather than resigning from breast implants at all.

There are several reasons why some women decide for breast implant removal. These include: 

  • Health Concerns– increasing public awareness as well as the studies which are reporting that rupture or deflation occurs in roughly 10 to 25 percent of silicone gel and saline implants over 10 years, make women who underwent this type of breast augmentation to think about breast implant removal.
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  • Sports and Healthy Lifestyle– growing emphasis on healthy lifestyle causes women with all types of breast implants to reconsider their decision. In particular, large breast implants can affect the ability of the person to do sports, as well as the unnecessary pressure on the spine. The same situation causes women with large breasts to consider a breast reduction.
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  • Corrections and their Costs– some patients who think that removing breast implants is a good option are simply tired of correcting their breast implants every few years and of costs it generates.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Antalya, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Ankara, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Gurbani Sandhu, United Kingdom
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I travelled all the way from US by myself to come here and get rhinoplasty done, my surgery was a week ago by Dr Hasan duygulu he is extremely professional and excellent at his job. My whole stay was made very easy and comforting by Kate, Sultan and Enes. I have been coordinating with Kate this whole time from the start till the end. She has been amazing throughout and ensuring. They all were there for me when i needed them and even after. It was a great decision for me and i m totally proud of myself that i was able to find the best and proceeded with it. I thank everyone part of luna clinic and the hospital for your kind and loving hospitality. I will recommend coming to Dr Hasan to everyone and anyone without any hesitation

Mariana Adam, United Kingdom
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I would highly recommend Flymedi and Abud

I would highly recommend Flymedi. My mom had a gastric balloon fitted at the Luna clinic and everything went smoothly. When I was looking for a clinic in Turkey I found Flymedi as medical tourism, I contacted them by email and they got back to me in a short time. I was assigned Abud as health coordinator and I don’t have enough words to thank him. He’s professional but on top of that he loves what he’s doing and he does really care. As I said before I don’t have enough words to thank Abud and Flymedi and I’m so happy I made the right decision by choosing them. If you want to have the bed experience choose Flymedi and you won’t regret it.

Maryam Zyad, Switzerland
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Rhinoplasty 12 days ago- Luna Clinic- Dr. Hasan Duygulu

I had my rhinoplasty done exactly 12 days ago with doctor Hasan Duygulu. Before flying to Istanbul, I was very scared of doing this somewhere far from home but , from the first day of our arrival I knew I chose the right clinic; we met Sultan at the gate of the hospital, she was extremely nice and accommodating and organised, she comforted and still comforting me with answering every question and concerns possible and was with me through the whole before, during and after process which I am still experiencing btw. At the day of the surgery we met doctor Hasan, he is very nice and professional, I told him what I wanted and he took pictures of my face and showed me what my nose could approximately look like after the surgery and addressed my concerns and questions which were a lot btw :) he came to visit me right after I woke up and the next morning as well. The hospital was very luxurious and the nurses were very nice and all our needs were met perfectly, everything was super organised and easy. Today I removed my cast and I am very happy with the results as early as it is with the swelling I am very satisfied and I cant wait to see the final results which seem to be very close to the pictures he showed me. Thank you Luna clinic and especially Sultan for making this life changing decisions the best decision I made. The whole experience was easy, trusted and comfortable thanks to you

Anne Leonard, Ireland
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I would definitely recommend booking through Flymedi.

If you are thinking about surgery in Turkey, I would definitely recommend booking through Flymedi. Abud was my contact and is there for you 24/7. He was quick to respond and did his very best to answer every question and keep me calm in what can be, a new and scary experience. I would highly recommend and you can be sure you are lucky if he is your contact. The hospital was very clean and staff were very professional and kind. The doctor did an amazing job and I am thrilled!!

Гундилова Валерия, Russian Federation
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Totally recommend

The whole process went really smooth from the beginning, it was really easy to communicate with them. I had my mommy makeover done in June, 2021 and the only thing I regretted is putting off my surgery for some years because I did not want to travel abroad, but in the end it was all worth it. The prices are much lower and I was happy with my surgeon (Prof. Omer), he is such a friendly person and an amazing surgeon as well. I love my results and I've never felt so confident in my body, even before the pregnancy. I can recommend Flymedi and my surgeon in particular.

Number Of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Discharge From Hospital

Overnight stay is not required

Duration Of Operation

1 to 2 hours

Preparation

Doctors advise their patients a healthy lifestyle full of exercises before removing breast implants. Smoking is not allowed as it may affect the processes before, during and after breast implant removal surgery. Additionally, there are some medicines which are prohibited for several days, especially those with the blood-thinning effect such as aspirin and anti-inflammatory as well as some herbal supplements. Finally, patients are asked to fast for several hours before implant removal.

How It Is Performed

There are two main types of breast implant removal surgery. These are: 

  • Breast Implant Removal without Replacement– many patients want to come back to their natural breasts, not only to reduce their size. In this case, patients require complete removal of breast implants without replacement. After removing the breast implants, the doctor continues to remove the capsule (scar tissue around the breast implant). This procedure is called a capsulectomy.
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  • Breast Implant Removal with Replacement– some women think that the idea of having a breast implant doesn't make them feel bad. So, they want to get smaller (or even larger in some cases) implant size.

This type of breast implant removal may be performed even under local anesthesia. Sometimes, patients decide for breast implant removal with lift in order to avoid sagging and unattractive look of their old-new breasts. 

Recovery

Breast implant removal recovery is a quite short process, especially if compared to breast augmentation surgery, where it sometimes took several weeks to feel quite better. For an easy recovery process, it is important as in every procedure to follow the aftercare instructions given by the surgeons and clinics. In breast implant removal recovery, only the first few days may be quite uncomfortable and you are advised to stay at home and relax. Heavy lifting is forbidden for 3 weeks or so after removing breast implants.

Risks

As with all types of plastic surgery, there are some possible (mild to severe) breast implant removal risks and complications, as well. These include infection, hematoma, anesthesia risks, losing sensation in the nipples and sagging of the breast and some amounts of loose skin.

For this reason, some doctors perform breast implant removal and uplift rather than just breast implant removal itself.

Side Effects

Removing breast implants may also lead to some side effects. First and foremost – patients need to get used to their new-old look. Patients are sometimes not satisfied with their breasts due to sagging or plenty of loose skin appear after the surgery. This side effect can be corrected by performing the removal of the breast implant and breast lifting operation together.

Faq

What is Breast Implant Removal?
Basically, the goal of breast implant removal surgery is to remove breast implants from breast augmentation or breast reconstruction patients depending on various reasons– health concerns, changing standards of beauty and more active lifestyle. 

Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe?
In general, silicone breast implants are safe, but a small portion of them may be damaged and deformed over the years, requiring a new breast augmentation surgery. They can also make breast cancer screening more difficult. 

Why Some People Choose Breast Implant Removal and Lift?  This combination is a good one especially with older patients, who want the smaller size of breasts but want them to look good. During this combined surgery option, surgeons remove any excess breast skin and also tighten the breast tissue to provide better support after the removal operation.

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in June, 2019.