Understanding Breast Implant Removal Costs in the UK

Breast Implant Removal Cost

Planning your breast implant removal often involves a careful analysis of cost. Breast explant surgery has many potential benefits, such as removing ruptured or misshapen breast implants, addressing capsular contracture, or reshaping the breasts, but cost can sometimes be an impediment.

As such, an informed understanding of pricing in the UK is extremely valuable. This article will explore breast implant removal costs in the UK and help give you a clearer picture of the prices you can expect to pay.

The CREO Clinic’s expert body contouring surgeon, Dr. Omar Tillo performs all of our breast implant removals. Dr. Tillo is both our Medical Director and a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon who has performed countless breast implant removals, with a record of achieving consistently excellent results.

Book a consultation at the CREO Clinic today and find out how our surgical team can safely and expertly remove your breast implants.

Understanding Breast Implant Removal Costs In The Uk Medically reviewed by Dr. Omar Tillo MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)

How Much Does Breast Implant Removal Cost In The UK?

The cost of breast implant removal in the UK varies depending on the area and the experience of the surgeon, which is a crucial factor in the quality of your surgical results. 

At the CREO Clinic, breast implant removal procedures begin from £4,500. The insertion of new breast implants or a capsulectomy are not included in the cost of breast implant removal, and will have their own separate prices.

A price comparison of the different types of breast implant removal surgery can be found below:

Surgery typePrice
Standard breast implant removal£4,500
Breast implant replacement £6,900
Breast implant removal and lift£11,900
Breast implant replacement and lift£14,900
En bloc capsulectomy and removal of implants£9,900
Capsulectomy and removal of implants£10,900

Every surgical procedure performed at the CREO Clinic is bespoke, which means a full cost breakdown will only be available after your initial consultation.
Should you wish to spread the cost of your breast implant removal over multiple instalments, our financing partner, Chrysalis Finance, offers an array of helpful financing options.

Types of Breast Implant Removals

1. Standard Breast Implant Removal

A standard breast implant removal involves the simple extraction of your existing implants. For patients who want breast implants removed without addressing their shape or size further, a standard breast implant removal may be sufficient for their needs.

2. Breast Implant Replacement

Implant replacement is an exchange of implants – existing implants will be removed and then replaced with new ones. This is common when patients are interested in increasing/decreasing the size of their implants or have an issue with implant rupture or deflation – it is a combination of explant surgery and breast augmentation. The use of implants can also be combined with fat transfer to add natural contour to the breasts.

3. Breast Implant Removal and Lift

Some women may wish to remove their breast implants but also complement this with an improvement in shape and perkiness. In these cases, breast implant removal can be combined with a breast lift. A breast lift removes a section of lax breast tissue and closes the remaining gap with sutures, tightening up the skin and lifting the breasts.

4. Breast Implant Replacement and Lift

For comprehensive reshaping of the breasts, some women opt to combine breast implant removal with breast augmentation procedures and a lift. This combined surgery removes and replaces existing implants, as well as performing a breast lift to enhance the height and perkiness of the breasts. 

5. Capsulectomy

The ‘capsule’ refers to the protective scar tissue capsule that forms around the breast implant, a natural response by the body to isolate the implant. However, in some cases, this protective scar tissue capsule can become hard and dense, leading to a condition known as capsular contracture. This condition causes chronic pain and can distort the appearance of the breast, making it feel overly firm. To address this issue, a capsulectomy, which involves the surgical removal of the protective scar tissue capsule, can be performed during breast explant surgery. This procedure can remove all (en bloc capsulectomy) or part of the capsule (capsulectomy) to alleviate symptoms and restore the natural feel and appearance of the breasts.

Reasons For Breast Implant Removal

Cosmetic Concerns

Having cosmetic concerns with existing breast implants or breast tissue is a common reason for implant removal. The appearance of breast implants can change over time and you may become dissatisfied with their size or shape – a removal or replacement can help address these concerns long-term.

Health & Safety Concerns

Health and safety issues such as implant rupturing or leakage, malpositioning of the implants, or capsular contracture can all be motivations to remove or replace breast implants. Back pain can also be a motivation, as can Breast Implant Illness (BII), a reaction to breast implants which can cause breast pain, inflammation, swelling, and other buried symptoms, can also be a reason to seek out implant removal.

Lifestyle Changes

Changes in your lifestyle or aesthetic tastes can be a reason to undergo breast implant removal. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead women to decide their implants do not suit their post-pregnancy physique, or a new focus on certain hobbies or physical activities may be more comfortably performed with smaller breasts.

FAQs About Breast Implant Removal Cost

When Should Breast Implants Be Removed or Replaced?

Breast implants do not have any particular date of expiration, but breast implants typically last between 10-20 years. Many breast implant manufacturers suggest having them either removed or replaced with new implants after 10 years, but if your implants have not ruptured or are not causing you physical issues, there is no urgent need to remove them.

How Complicated Is The Breast Implant Removal Procedure?

Breast implant removal can vary in complexity depending on your particular needs. A simple breast implant removal is a relatively straightforward procedure, but the addition of a complementary breast augmentation or a breast lift can make the surgery more lengthy and complex.

What Is Included In The Cost of Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

The cost of a breast implant removal surgery at the CREO Clinic includes the implant removal, surgeon and nurses’ fees, anaesthetic and anaesthetists, hospital fees and thorough preparatory care and after care. The surgery includes implant removal only, as the removal of the capsule (capsulectomy) and replacement of implants are separate surgeries that incur separate costs.

Book A Consultation For Breast Implant Removal With CREO Clinic

Contact the CREO Clinic today to book a consultation with an experienced cosmetic surgeon who can help you understand the best next steps for your breast implant removal. Our skilled surgical team will design a bespoke treatment plan to ensure you see only the highest quality surgical outcomes.

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