Recovery after breast implant removal

The recovery process varies per patient, however the recovery process is generally quicker than the initial implant surgery. This is the case in most instances, unless you have had your breasts tightened or lifted after the removal.

If you are having your implants removed due to capsular contracture, your recovery time will be longer with more discomfort. 

After about five days to one week, you will be able to return to work. It’s also important to avoid lifting anything over five kilograms or exercising heavily over the six weeks post your implant removal surgery. After about six weeks, you should be able to resume your normal activities.

Dr Mark Hanikeri will provide you with more information specific to your own personal recovery and requirements.

Risks associated with breast implant removal

Any surgical procedure carries risks and Dr Mark Hanikeri will discuss the potential risks with you prior to you receiving a breast implant removal. It is a surgical and invasive procedure which carries risks such as: 

  • Infection of the wound
  • Bruising, swelling and discomfort
  • Bleeding
  • Numbness of the breast
  • Development of thick scar tissue
  • Less breast sensitivity for a few months

Dr Mark Hanikeri will outline these risks at your consultation before surgery occurs.

Breast Implant Removal in Perth

If you are interested in a breast implant removal procedure, Dr Mark Hanikeri may be able to help. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as Dr Mark Hanikeri, who is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon recognised by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has years of experience in performing plastic surgery procedures in the Perth area. Contact Dr Mark Hanikeri and his team for more information on the breast implant removal procedure by contacting online or calling on (08) 9380 0311.