Celebrities Removing Their Breast Implants and Why
Updated: Apr 5
While complications are certainly a big factor, Dr. Tutela says that the majority of breast implant removals are simply a cosmetic preference. From there, they either choose to get fresh implants or say goodbye to ‘em for good
Melissa Rycroft and Teigen are two of the most recent celebs to undergo breast implant removal surgery. 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! Hayley Hubbard The “Meaning Full Living” podcast host, who is married to Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, got her breast implants removed in February 2021. A month later, she opened up about her decision, saying in an Instagram Story that she was nervous about possible breast implant illness because hers were a “gummy bear silicone” material. "I don't know that I was feeling bad; I've been pregnant for three years, so it could've been a number of things," she explained. "But, just the anxiety of having them in my body was not worth it, and I just kind of wanted a more natural look." Melissa Rycroft The Bachelor alum posted a photo of herself in a hospital gown and a mask on July 14, 2020, to reveal that she’s “officially a member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee again” after removing her implants. “After one reconstructive surgery, and one implant that refused to settle right (even after reconstruction), my body was telling me they didn’t want these implants in!”
Chrissy Teigen On May 26, 2020, the cookbook author announced that she was removing her breast implants. “They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it,” she revealed in an Instagram post. “I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort!” Ayesha Curry The Full Plate cookbook author commented on Teigen’s announcement in May 2020 to reveal that she went through the surgery as well in 2019. "Life-changing, you're gonna love it," she wrote. "I got mine out last year. They were making me so sick." Crystal Hefner In a lengthy Facebook post on July 19, 2016, the model went into detail about how her implants “slowly poisoned” her, causing intolerable pain and food allergies. After getting them removed in June 2016, Crystal said that some of her symptoms went away almost immediately. Yolanda Hadid On an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2016, cameras followed the mom of three as she got the implants removed amid her fight against Lyme Disease. The Making a Model host learned that silicone from the implants was floating around her body and that was potentially making the infection worse. Adrienne Bailon The Disney Channel alum spoke about her journey with breast implants on an episode of The Real in August 2013. She first got implants when she was 19 years old in Miami Florida. “I asked for a B and came out with a Double D,” The Cheetah Girls star explained. “I got my breast implants taken out because I looked crazy.” Pamela Anderson The Baywatch star had implant removal surgery in 1999. She told the press, “It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time and I'm very happy with my decision.” Emily Simpson The Bravo star revealed in August 2020 that she was planning to get her implants "evicted" as she continued on her fitness journey. At the time, Simpson showed off her 16-pound weight loss, telling her Instagram followers, "I feel lighter. Free. And Maybe someday I'll be brave enough to share the 'Before' photo with you all ... until then make YOU a priority ❤️❤️."