Breast implant removal addresses concerns like implant malfunction, capsular contracture and dissatisfaction with breast size. It's commonly performed on implants with sagging due to aging, pregnancy or weight fluctuations. General anesthesia or intravenous sedation is used during surgery. To access the implant, the surgeon makes an incision in one of several areas around the areola, just below the armpit and under the fold of the breast. Many times, the incisions for breast implant removal are the same as the ones used during the original breast augmentation surgery. In addition to the breast implant, scar tissue will often be extracted during surgery.