It’s no secret that many of Hollywood’s A-listers have breast implants. But what you may not know is that as popular as the cosmetic enhancement is, celebs aren’t afraid to say goodbye to them for good either.
Dr. John Paul Tutela, a trusted plastic surgeon in New York and New Jersey, reports Us weekly that the two main types of breast implants are saline and silicone. “They each have their own characteristics and percentages of certain complications that sometimes require the removal of an implant,” says the expert.
He notes that there are many reasons celebrities and ordinary people get rid of their implants. Some simply decide it’s time (see: Chrissy Teigen) while others develop complications ranging from malalignment to breast implant disease (also known as BII in the medical world).
Breaks are another reason people take out or replace their implants. He explains that when salt implants burst, it’s like a water balloon bursting and deflating. Because a silicone implant is not drained like saline, silicone breaks are not as easy to spot. This type of complication requires an MRI to diagnose, an experience Yolanda Hadid has been through.
While complications are certainly a big factor, says Dr. Tutela that the majority of breast implant removals are simply a cosmetic preference. From there, they either opt for fresh implants or say goodbye to them for good.
Melissa Rycroft and Teigen are two of the most recent celebs to have had breast implant removal surgery. The Bachelor Alaun posted a photo in a hospital gown on Tuesday, July 14th to announce that she is “officially back on the Itty Bitty Titty Committee”.
“Implants are OFF,” she added, explaining that the reason for the removal surgery was because one of her implants “refused to properly settle”.
Teigen’s reason for removing hers is different from Rycroft’s. “You’ve been great for me for many years, but I’ve just got over it,” wrote the mother of two in an Instagram post on May 26th with sheer comfort on my stomach! “
Keep scrolling to find out which stars have removed their breast implants over the years and why!
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