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Anca Breahna

Breast implant removal and replacement in Cheshire

If you are considering breast implant removal and replacement in Cheshire, put yourself in the safest of hands with cosmetic surgeon Anca Breahna at her Chester clinic.
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Miss Anca Breahna is a highly regarded and well-established consultant plastic surgeon based in Cheshire, specialising in the highest quality aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. 

She is one of very few women plastic surgeons in the north west, and is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

BOOK A CONSULTATION with Miss Breahna to find out more about the removal and replacement of your breast implants – the costs, safety and patient journey – and whether it’s right for you.

Breast implant surgery procedure

Removal and replacement

Breast implant removal and replacement involve exchanging the implants in the breast for newer ones. It is typically performed through the same incisions which were made during the initial breast augmentation. 


The breast implant removal and replacement procedure is sometimes accompanied by a capsulectomy before the new implant is put in place. This means removing the scar tissue that may have built up around the implant.

The body will naturally develop scar tissue around the breast implant, known as a ‘capsule’, which can harden and cause discomfort and alter the shape of the breast.

Capsulectomy can address issues related to the look and feel of the breast and help to alleviate pain.

Should I remove and replace my breast implants?

Many women who have had breast augmentation plastic surgery keep their breast implants for a very long time. The most common reasons for removal – with or without replacement of breast implants – are for a change in size.

Most often this is for bigger breast implants, but sometimes patients wish to replace them with smaller ones.

There are additional reasons why women may want to have their breast implants removed:

Capsular contracture

Another reason for having breast implants removed is capsular contracture. This is where there is an abnormal thickening of the normal scar tissue that the body forms around all breast implants.

Ruptured implant

Rupture of the implants is another, less common, the reason for breast implant removal surgery.

Breast uplift surgery

Many women will have new breast implants re-inserted either alone or in combination with breast uplift surgery and / or fat transfer procedure.

Miss Breahna will discuss all options with you during your consultation – including removal and not having the implants replaced –  and support you through this process, whichever decision you take.

Am I suitable for breast implant surgery?

You may be suitable for breast implant removal surgery if any of the below apply to you:

  • You wish to change the size of your breast implants (go bigger or smaller)
  • You experience symptoms related to hardening or rupture of your implants
  • You have decided that you no longer require your breast implants.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of removing and replacing breast implants include:

  • Changing your cup size, either bigger or smaller
  • Changing the position of the breast implants, if desired
  • Upgrading the quality of the breast implants
  • Addressing any issues with the look and feel of the breast implants
  • Taking advantage of updated technologies in breast augmentation and cosmetic surgery.

How safe is breast implant removal surgery?

Due to the popularity of breast augmentation, breast implant replacement is a commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure that is considered to be safe. 

Patient welfare is paramount and the operations are performed by Miss Breahna, a skilled cosmetic surgeon who specialises in breast surgery.

Will implant removal and replacement be painful?

The procedure is performed using a general anaesthetic, so no pain will be felt during the surgery. A suitable course of pain relief will be prescribed to help with any discomfort during your recovery period.

What is the recovery time like?

After your breast implant surgery, you should expect an overnight stay in the hospital for 2–3 days. You will need to take it easy for around 2 weeks afterwards, to allow for successful healing (depending on medical advice and your follow-up consultation). 

Time off work may be required post-op. You may need to allow up to 3 weeks before travelling abroad, and up to 12 weeks before returning to the gym.

Patient safety and aftercare

Follow-up consultations will be arranged at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1-year post-op to closely monitor your physical well-being.

Are there side effects or risks?

Side effects

As with breast augmentation, the removal and replacement of implants for many patients will also see swelling and bruising for a few weeks after surgery. 

Possible risks

Infection, bleeding, delayed healing, loss of nipple, poor scarring and asymmetry are infrequent risks of breast implants surgery.

Why choose Anca Breahna for your breast surgery?

Miss Anca Breahna’s extensive surgical training means that you are in the safest hands. She is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust. 

She also holds practising privileges at Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester and Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Wirral. In addition to her clinical practices, Miss Breahna also trains other plastic surgeons across Cheshire and Merseyside

Her true dedication and commitment to her field set her aside from her peers. Miss Breahna’s NHS practice focuses on breast reconstructive surgery, skin cancer surgery, hand surgery and reconstruction of soft tissue defects post-injury, 

In addition to these fields, she was drawn to aesthetic surgery due to its unique challenges and opportunities. She has developed a special interest and expert practical knowledge in Breast Augmentation, Uplift, Reduction and Reconstruction.

You can read further details about Miss Anca Breahna’s qualifications and experience here.

Your patient journey

​​When you contact us and arrange an initial meeting, this is what you can expect:

  • Miss Breahna will conduct a thorough assessment at your initial consultation, addressing your physical concerns and your intended outcomes.
  • You will be asked some questions about your health, desires and lifestyle. 
  • Be prepared to discuss why you want the surgery, your expectations and desired outcomes, your medical conditions and use of current medication, alcohol and smoking and any previous surgeries. 
  • Miss Breahna will fully explain plastic surgery procedures like breast augmentation and the breast uplift procedure so you clearly understand all the options to achieve your aims.
  • The risks involved will be covered, and the different types of breast implants used.

Whatever concern you may have, Miss Breahna will treat you in a straight-forward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.

Click below to book your consultation to find out more about breast implant removal and replacement, and start your patient journey.


Other procedures

Find out more about the other cosmetic surgery procedures offered by consultant plastic surgeon Miss Anca Breahna.

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The Grosvenor Hospital
Nuffield Health
Wrexham Road
Chester CH4 7QP


Spire Murrayfield
Holmwood Drive
Wirral CH61 1AU

About Cheshire

Cheshire is a county in northwest England, known for its rural villages of half-timber and local red sandstone buildings and for its Industrial Revolution heritage, with links to neighbouring Manchester and Liverpool. 

Its county seat is Chester, founded as a Roman fort in the first century A.D. and home to Roman walls and a cathedral displaying 1,000 years of architectural history.


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The Grosvenor Hospital
Nuffield Health
Wrexham Road
Chester CH4 7QP

Spire Murrayfield
Holmwood Drive
Wirral CH61 1AU

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