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Breast Implant Removal

You may have been certain you wanted breast implants, but your circumstances may have changed, causing second thoughts.

Breast implant removal or replacement can change your figure based on your current cosmetic goals and improve your quality of life.

See what Lowe Plastic Surgery in Oklahoma City, OK, can do to help you achieve a bustline that makes you happy.

What Is Breast Implant Removal?

Breast implant removal is a kind of surgery a breast augmentation or breast reconstruction patient may desire after they've become dissatisfied with their breast implants.

You may consider breast implant removal for a number of reasons, including:

  • You no longer want implants
  • Your breast implants are causing you pain
  • Your breast implants are damaged
  • You want implants with new dimensions
  • Your breast implants are old and it's time to replace them

Our plastic surgeon can remove your implants during a surgical procedure at our Oklahoma City plastic surgery office.

The Implant Removal Process

Your breast implant removal will involve several steps:
Our triple board-certified surgeon can remove your implants and help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Our triple board-certified surgeon can remove your implants and help you achieve your cosmetic goals.


Our triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Lowe will meet with you to determine your goals and evaluate your general health. He will examine your breasts and discuss the potential outcomes of this procedure.


Before your surgery, general anesthesia and a local anesthetic are administered to ensure your comfort.


Your surgeon will make an incision along the fold underneath the breast or around the areola and under the areola.

​Implant Removal

Your surgeon will remove your silicone or saline implants. Your surgeon may also remove the capsule that formed around the implants and any material that may have leaked out of the implants. You can also receive a breast lift or breast reduction to prevent the appearance of sagging breasts after implant removal.

Implant Replacement

If you're receiving new implants, your implants are replaced. We can discuss implant type and position during your consultation.


Your incisions will be closed and the surgical site will be bandaged. Drains may be placed and you may receive a compression garment to help prevent swelling.

After your breast implant removal surgery, we can arrange for you to recover overnight in an outpatient surgical facility.

The Results of Your Surgery

It can take up to one year before the final results of your breast implant removal are visible. Overall outcomes will depend on several factors, including:

  • The size of the implants that were removed
  • The quantity and elasticity of your breast tissue
  • The scar tissue that was around your implants
  • How well you follow post-operative instructions
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Breast Implant Exchange For Patients Who Want New Implants

There are many reasons a patient may want new implants, including:

  • Increasing or decreasing the cup size
  • Replacing one type of implant with another
  • Implant rupture
  • Capsular contracture (hardened scar tissue contracting around the implant)
  • Regular wear and tear from age and gravity

Many patients seek breast implant revision within 10-15 years of the initial augmentation. However, some patients may want new implants sooner.

Since the pocket for the implant already exists, breast implant exchange surgery tends to be easier than the original breast augmentation. Dr. Lowe, serving the residents of Oklahoma City and beyond, can replace your implants and help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

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I’m so thankful for Dr. Lowe and his staff! At my appointments he always takes the time to answer all my questions. I chose him because he is triple board certified and he sure did deliver!!

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I have been going to Dr. Lowe for over 10 years for various procedures. He and his staff have always been professional, friendly, and on time. The wait time for an appointment is minimal, the pricing is thoroughly discussed, and they do their best to minimize any discomfort.

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James B. Lowe, MD, FACS

Lowe Plastic Surgery

Dr. Lowe is a triple board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive care. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons 
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand 

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