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 also aren’t afraid to say goodbye to them for good.
Dr. John Paul Tutela, a respected NY and NJ board-certified surgeon in plastic surgery, tells Us WeeklyThe two main types are silicone and saline. “They each have their own characteristics and percentages of certain complications that sometimes require the removal of an implant,” says the expert.
He points out that there are many reasons why celebrities and ordinary people end up getting rid. Some simply decide it’s time (see: Chrissy Teigen) while others develop complications ranging from malposition to breast implant illness (also known in the medical world as BII).
Implants that have sprung a rupture are another reason people choose to remove or replace them. He explains that when saline implants rupture, it’s like a water balloon popping and deflating. Since a silicone implant won’t deflate like saline, silicone ruptures aren’t as easy to detect. This type of complication is best diagnosed by an MRI. Yolanda HadidIt is over.
Dr. Tutela said that while complications are certainly a concern, the majority of breast implants are removed because they are cosmetic. From there, they either choose to get fresh implants or say goodbye to ‘em for good.
Melissa RycroftTeigen and Teigen were two of the most recent celebs who had breast implants removed. The Bachelor alum posted a photo in a hospital gown on Tuesday, July 14, to announce that she’s “officially a member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee again.”
“Implants are OUT,” she added, going on to explain that the reason for the removal surgery was because one of her implants “refused to settle right.”
Teigen’s reason for getting hers removed is different than Rycroft’s. “They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it,” the mom of two wrote in an Instagram post on May 26. “I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort!”
Keep scrolling to find out more stars who’ve had their breast implants removed over the years and why!