Quick Information

Surgery time

30 minutes to 2 Hours


General Anesthesia

Night Stay Or Day Case

One night stay may be required

Recovery Time

One week to go back to work

Post-operative Care

Sleep facing up, rest, do not exercise or perform strenuous activities, take antibiotics and pain killers as prescribed, and wear the surgical bra.


Breast implant removal involves the removal of the existing implant, while implant exchange surgery aims to replace it with a new one.

When To Opt For Breast Implant Removal Or Exchange?

  • If the implant leaks or ruptures
  • If capsular contraction occurs
  • If the breast shape changes over time
  • If the implant develops wrinkles or ripples
  • If the positioning of the implants changes over time
  • If the scar tissues formed around the implants harden and cause pain
  • If you are unhappy with your breast augmentation procedure results and wishes for revision surgery
  • If you go through pregnancy, hormonal changes, or weight changes that call for this surgery
  • In rare cases, if you may have developed breast implant infection years after surgery
  • If you simply want the implants removed

Breast Implant Revision Surgeries

Your previous breast augmentation can be revised to remove an implant and reattach your natural breast tissues or replace it with other augmentation prosthetics. All of these procedural options are safe and ensure better breast contouring results for several years to come. Dr Adnan is vastly experienced, especially in performing revisions through the following types of breast implant removal or exchange surgery in Dubai.

Breast implant Removal Surgery

Some women get implants at a young age before pregnancy, which can cause oversized breasts after their breasts grow through motherhood and age. Professional women who got a breast augmentation only to achieve certain figure requirements often feel the need to get rid of them after their career. A simple breast implant is enough to put their mind at ease.

The procedure may also include a capsulectomy, which is performed to remove the soft tissue capsule that develops around the implants in case it hardens and becomes painful.

Breast Implant Removal & Reaugmentation

Through Fat Transfer: If you wish to avoid implants at all costs due to pregnancy, weight change, or simply to avoid further risks, fat transfer is one of the commonly adopted alternatives to get a revised breast augmentation. The surgeon extracts a calculated amount of fat using body jet liposuction from other regions before the implant removal procedure. This fat is processed and skillfully added to your breasts to achieve naturally enhanced size and contours. Breast augmentation from fat transfer is not for everyone. It is recommended for people with less saggy skin and tone.

Breast Implant Exchange Surgery

Breast implant exchange, also known as reaugmentation surgery, is mostly recommended for women who want to get a different implant that may be larger, smaller, or differently shaped to achieve new breast contours. It can also be performed when the existing implant ruptures, leaks, or wrinkles, distorting the breast shape. Dr Adnan can better guide you in choosing your new implants based on your implant issues and desired results.

Breast Implant Removal & Breast Lift

Sometimes, removing implants after several years and after a certain age may make the breasts deflated and droopy. However, this skin laxity can be fixed through a breast lift procedure where the surgeon lifts the breast skin to tighten the existing breast tissues and restore its sharp youthful contours.

For women who are done with implants and wish to continue the rest of their lives with their natural breasts, this procedure is highly recommended by Dr Adnan.

Preparing For Breast Implants Removal

Dr Adnan only considers patients who desire rational and proportional results. Upon meeting him, he will guide you in selecting the appropriate implant type, implant positioning, and other aspects of the surgery. He will also consider the current breast size, shape, and nipple position.

Your breast size will be accurately measured using Motiva’s breast implants sizers, which are wearable implants to try different sizes and shapes. The potential results can also be obtained using specialised 3D Crisalix imaging.

You will find Dr Adnan helpful; you can see him as many times as you want to get comfortable with your decision over breast implant sizes and preplanned procedures.

Revision Surgery Procedure

Depending on the type of surgery, it takes anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete, followed by a brief hospital stay. Irrespective of which breast implant was used and how the breast augmentation surgery was performed, the revision surgery usually follow the following procedure:

Step 1: Anesthesia

All revision surgeries are performed under general anaesthesia, so you won’t be awake until the entire procedure is done.

Step 2: Creating incisions

As a best practice, Dr Adnan always places small incisions over the past incision scars to avoid more scarring. However, the incisions can be placed anywhere in the inframammary fold or in the breast under-creases to obtain the best results at the surgeon’s discretion.

Step 3: Removing or replacing implants

The implants will be removed through the incisions, and the breast tissues will be reattached in case of a simple implant removal surgery. Else, the surgeon will perform the desired reaugmentation procedure such as capsulectomy or forming a new implant pocket to place the new implant underside of the chest muscle.

Step 4: Closing the incisions

Breast Implant Removal Dubai


What Is The Aim Of Breast Implant Removal Or Exchange?

The possible reasons for having an implant removed or exchanged include

  • Rupturing or leaking of implant
  • Breast implant wrinkling or rippling
  • Capsular contraction
  • Distortions in the shape of breasts
  • To do a revision breast augmentation surgery

How Long Will The Result Last?

The changes in the breast, nipple size, the person’s age, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and gravity will affect the longevity of the results.

However, breast implant removal/ exchange results will last over time if accurate-sized implants are used and the fold underneath the breast is maintained.

Will The Procedure Be Painful?

Dr Adnan will try his best to make it a painless experience for his patients. However, there might be some pressure on the chest due to extra weight.

At the end of the procedure, the doctor will place long-acting local anaesthesia into the surgical area.

There might be some tenderness, discomfort, and irritation at the treated area during the recovery period.

What Should I Consider While Recovering?

The doctor will place skin glue and a splash-proof dressing on the surgical area to enable you to shower with care. You should avoid swimming, heavy exercises, jerking chest movements, especially in the first seven days. Wear garments for four to six weeks after the breast augmentation.

What Is The Recovery Period?

This is a major surgical procedure. The overall recovery period is about five days to one week. It is advised to avoid heavy lifting for at least one month following the surgery. However, you can use your arms fully but with care.

How Long Is Breast Implant Surgery?

The procedure will take more or less 30 minutes if performed alone, while the additional procedure will take more time.


What Is The Cost Of Breast Implant Removal Or Exchange In Dubai?

If the breast implant removal is performed alone, the total cost is about 30,000 AED (excluding VAT). If the breasts are exchanged, the cost starts from 35,000 AED (excluding VAT).

However, the final cost depends on the complexity and other medical factors, which include:

  • Type of anaesthesia used
  • Hospital room costs
  • The breast surgeon’s general fee
  • Diagnostic and modelling tests needed
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Post-surgery follow-ups & medications


Breast Implant Removal

Price from

30,000 AED


Breast Implant Exchange

Price from

35,000 AED
Maryam A
Maryam A
Dr adnan he was very attentive, supportive, caring, and genuinely friendly. He did an amazing job. His nurses Janine and June were amazing helping me prior and supporting and checking up on me afterwards.
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Anthony Abi Raad
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Derick Simiyu
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Larry Gurls
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Emelda Mbonge
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ngomo maxin
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