Breast Implant Removal

Sovereign Plastic Surgery helps patients who wish to remove their breast prosthesis with or without removing the implant capsule.

Implant Removal

Breast implant removal at Toronto’s Sovereign Plastic Surgery, also known as breast explant surgery, is for patients who wish to remove their breast prosthesis with or without removing the implant capsule as well.

Patients come to our caring surgical centre for a variety of reasons, and your reason for removing breast implants is unique to you too. Rest assured, we’ll customize your plan and support you every step of the way.

You can book a consultation to discuss which technique you need and breast implant removal prices with our skilled plastic surgeons.

Our modern surgical facility at 59 Hayden Street offers luxe comfort and discretion in a brand new, contemporary space. You’re in excellent hands with our cosmetic surgery and breast implant specialists.

Toronto Breast Implant Removal – Overview and Techniques

Breast implant exchange may be desired for some patients, or implant prosthesis can be removed completely. Implant rupture, heavy breasts, and capsular contracture (thickened scarring around the implant) are common reasons for removal without replacement. Comparatively, desiring a different size, change of placement (over or under the muscle), and various types of implants, such as saline or silicone, are common reasons to opt for implant exchange surgery.

The procedure takes roughly 1 to 2 hours, depending on the complexity. You may choose to schedule a breast lift (mastopexy) simultaneously, which will alter the OR time, cost, and recovery for explantation.

The incisions used are typically placed in the natural breast crease, regardless of the original incision sites, as this provides the least complicated access and visibility. Once healed, the IMF incisions usually appear well hidden and faint.

En bloc breast implant removal is the most common technique used. It means “in one piece” and describes the removal of breast implant devices along with surrounding soft tissue (scar capsule). In cases where undesired thickening or tightening has occurred, if there are unusual cell changes or if implant malposition is being revised, the capsule will be removed entirely. The en bloc technique became important in decades past when many implants contained liquid silicone and ruptures contaminated surrounding tissue. It’s still the safest way to explant most implant ruptures today.

 Anesthesia for explant surgery

Breast implant removal in Toronto is typically done under general anaesthetic. You and your plastic surgeon will select the anesthesia type that is safest and most comfortable for your surgery. Our licenced anaesthesiologist partners with our surgeons for expert care.


Who is an ideal candidate for breast implant removal?

Patients may decide that they no longer wish to have breast implants for any number of personal reasons. Sometimes the implant choice made many years ago feels too large or uncomfortable in the present. Sometimes patients develop implant capsule tightness and discomfort on one or both sides. If an implant ruptures, it’s recommended that both the implant and the capsule be removed or replaced.

A note about BIA-ALCL

Many people have questions about breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). This is a rare type of immune system-related cancer; it is not breast cancer. This type is specific to the breast implant capsule and seems to be most often associated with textured breast implants. Fewer than 10 patients per year are diagnosed with this condition, and after confirmation through diagnostic testing, the prescribed treatment is typically to remove the breast implants and the surrounding scar tissue. Women should report changes in size or appearance of breasts to their primary care physician and schedule an assessment.

Location & Recovery

Where Will Your Toronto Breast Surgery Take Place?

Your breast surgery will be performed on site in the stunning new Sovereign Plastic Surgery Centre. We’re located right in the heart of downtown Toronto for your convenience with plenty of parking, shopping, landmarks, and world-class hotels amenities nearby. Our out-of-town patients are welcomed with nursing options and support in arranging their personal care details.

Our private, fully equipped Level 3 out-of-hospital premises (OHP) surgical suites are home to a hand-picked team of specialists. Our licenced anesthesiologists, Royal College-certified plastic surgeons, and nurses cater to every detail of your needs. Our sun-filled operating and recovery rooms invite you to receive royal treatment. You’re welcome to take a tour during your consultation.

The highest-quality safety and care standards in all surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are exceeded at Sovereign. Our sun-filled operating and recovery rooms welcome guests to their royal treatment.

What is implant removal recovery like?

Each patient’s procedure is customized for them, but there are some standard elements to recovery thatyou can expect.

The procedure usually takes 1 to 2 hours, and you’ll be able to head home with a family member or friend as soon as you feel up to it.

You’ll have steri strips (medical tape) covering your incisions and a gauze dressing placed over that. You can sponge bath or shower the day after surgery, depending on your surgeon’s instructions.

Medication to reduce inflammation and discomfort is prescribed, and you may receive an antibiotic prescription. Most patients describe recovery after a breast implant removal procedure as much easier and faster than their original breast augmentation.

Plan for a week off work and at least a few more weeks after that with activity limitations such as swimming or upper body workouts.

It can be helpful to ask a friend or family member to help you with driving and child or pet care in the first two weeks.

Talk to your surgeon about returning to the gym and other activities that you have planned.

Breast implant removal cost in Toronto

At your consultation, we’ll provide you with a personalized quote outlining your total fees. The total costs for this procedure can vary depending on individual differences in treatment plans.

We also work with medical financing companies who can make cosmetic surgery payment much more convenient and manageable for many patients. Your case may have a health insurance component, which will be discussed during your consultation.

Schedule a consultation

When you arrive for your initial appointment at Sovereign, you’ll receive a questionnaire to help us learn about you and your goals.

We’ll escort you to a private suite to discuss your concerns, have a physical exam, and provide some medical information. We’ll ensure that you can take as much time as you need, ask questions, and receive crucial information to make an informed decision.

Your surgeon will describe risks and potential complications with you, plus the step-by-step recovery details. Post-operative care and scar treatments are also covered, and you can ask questions at any time. Remember, you’ll have another pre-operative planning appointment before your procedure day.

This is an inspiring environment where your vision and concerns are understood. We offer detailed, no-obligation appointments, so you’ll never feel pressure. Our knowledgeable team is here to help empower you to live with a body you love. Call or write to us about breast implant removal in Toronto, and let’s get started.


Quality – Aesthetics – Professionalism

Contact us today to start the discussion about your breast implant removal. Get ready to love your shape again.

Sovereign Cosmetic Surgery

(416) 362-9039

59 Hayden Street, Suite 703 Toronto, ON M4Y 0E7

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