Very few patients ever want them out completely – even when some hardness develops. If you have had children already, your breasts will probably look much as they did before surgery (taking into account the changes that naturally occur with time and gravity). That is because your breasts have already been stretched out by pregnancy and you know how well (or poorly) they shrink back to their original shape.
For patients who have not had children, we don’t know how well your skin will retract after having been stretched and full. If you decide to have the implants removed completely, your breasts may look as if you had gone through a pregnancy.