Breast implants do not last forever, and sometimes the desire to have them does not last either. Whatever your reasons are for considering breast implant removal in Virginia Beach, we can help. Our state-of-the-art clinic and talented surgeons can provide you with safe and cosmetically pleasing results.

Whether you want the implants replaced, amended, or removed, Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery has supported many people through this service and are happy to support you through it as well.  We are here to listen, answer all your questions, and develop the ideal plan for your unique situation.

Why Breast Implant Removal Might be the Right Choice

There are a variety of reasons someone in Virginia Beach might choose to have their breast implants removed. Some patients are no longer satisfied with them or have changed their opinions about the size they want. There may be complications that warrant removal, or patients may want to switch to newer technology.

Implants Placed Over a Decade Ago

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggests removal after ten to 15 years. Our doctors can help determine if breast implants need to be removed or replaced. If patients are happy with their implants and there have been no complications, surgeons may recommend implants remain for longer than 15 years. Patients should consult with their physician if they feel their implants have reached the end of their lifespan.


Although implants have a long record of being safe, complications can occur that necessitate removal or replacing. Some patients may experience a breast implant leak that requires an implant swap. Sometimes scar tissue can build up that needs treatment, or the implant may move or shift. Whatever the complication, a Virginia Beach surgeon at Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery can remove or replace breast implants as needed.

Body Changes

People’s bodies go through changes throughout their life. With those changes, breast implants may appear different from how they did initially. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or age can alter the look of breast implants. In some cases, after these life experiences, patients may no longer be satisfied with their breasts and seek revisions.

Change of Opinion

There may have been a time when the patient was beyond happy to have new and enhanced breasts, and now they want something different. They may wish for smaller breasts, a different shape, or something larger. Whatever the reason their opinion has changed, the beauty is they have options. If the breasts they got years ago are no longer the ones they want now, our doctors can fix that. Breast implant removal or replacement may help the patient be as happy with their body now as they were when they first had the implants.

What Should You Expect from Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

Before the surgery, our doctors will cover every step, so the patient knows what to expect.  During the surgery, our doctors take great care to ensure patient comfort. After anesthesia is administered, our Virginia Beach surgeon will make an incision either in the intramammary fold or the areola, remove the implant, clean up any scar tissue, and close the incision. If the patient is replacing their implants, the surgeon will insert new implants during the procedure.

Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Breast Implant Removal in Virginia Beach

Enjoying the benefits of breast implant removal or replacement is just a phone call away. Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery cares about your comfort and satisfaction, from answering your first phone call to the time we say goodbye at your last post-operative visit. We are here to support your breast implant removal in Virginia Beach every stop of the way. We happily answer your questions and listen to your concerns so that you can be an active participant throughout the entire process. Call now.